Thursday, February 27, 2014

Grilled Potato Wedges with Blue Cheese Sauce - 52 Side Dishes from the Grill

The sauce is incredibly easy, just two ingredients. The trick is to grill potato wedges. No real trick, just some knowledge that will save the BBQ Day...

You can NOT grill potato wedges.

They are too thick and by the time you have the outside crispy crunchy and perfect, the inside is still raw. So, the trick is to get them crispy crunchy and perfect on the outside and yet the insides are perfectly cooked as well... like a baked potato.

These are microwaved baked potatoes (slightly al dente), then moved to the grill to finish. A bit of a cheat, but this way they are always exactly right!

My microwave has a very convenient button that allows you to set the potatoes in the oven, push a button, tell the internal computer how many potatoes you have and bung bang boom, you have fast baked potatoes.

I set the machine to one less potato than I am actually cooking. This way they are not overcooked by the time you serve. Like I said, slightly al dente (undercooked). But by the time you are finished, you have crispy crunchy perfectly cooked inside and out ready to serve!

OK... Here's what I did...

Grilled Potato Wedges with Blue Cheese Sauce

  • 4 Medium Russet Potatoes cut into wedges (6 per each potato)
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 Cup Blue Cheese Crumbles
Cooking Directions
  1. Slice the potatoes into wedges. Par Boil them in boiling salted water for 10 minutes.
  2. Drain and dry each wedge with a paper towel.
  3. Meanwhile, In a small sauce pan, add the sour cream and heat. Add the cheese and stir occasionally until the cheese is melted. You can even do this on the grill if you have the grate space.
  4. Grill the potato wedges until the grill marks appear, about 5 minutes and the outside begins to get crispy.
  5. pour the sauce over the wedges and garnish with a little paprika.
  6. Serve while still warm and ENJOY!


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