Spicy Grilled Potato Planks

These “spudtastic” spuds take the spotlight away from plain ol’ French fries!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

3
medium potatoes (1 1/2 pounds)
1/3
cup butter or margarine
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/8
teaspoon garam masala, if desired
1
large garlic clove, finely chopped

  • 1 Place potatoes in enough water to cover (salted if desired) in 3-quart saucepan. Cover and heat to boiling. Boil about 15 minutes or until almost tender; drain. Cool slightly.
  • 2 Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat.
  • 3 Heat remaining ingredients to boiling; remove from heat. Cut each potato lengthwise into 4 or 5 slices. Brush potatoes generously with butter mixture.
  • 4 Cover and grill potatoes 4 inches from medium heat about 20 minutes, turning and brushing 2 or 3 times with butter mixture, until golden brown and tender.

Expert Tips

Garam masala is a traditional northern Indian blend of dry-roasted ground spices used to add heat to foods. Look for it in the spice aisle of your grocery store.

Go all out by serving the potato planks with plain yogurt mixed with chopped fresh parsley or cilantro.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
135 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15 g
15 %
(Saturated Fat
10 g,
10 %
),
Cholesterol
40 mg
40 %;
Sodium
400 mg
400 %;
Total Carbohydrate
23 g
23 %
(Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 %
),
Protein
2 g
2 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
12%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 2 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.