Wednesday, July 2, 2008

.greek potatoes.

My word. I get on a food kick and I kill it to death. First Chinese, and now Greek. I'm sorry. I have many other things planned that ARE NOT Greek coming up this week.

In fact, the next items coming up are a delicious nectarine-blueberry salad, stuffed grilled trout, tequila-lime shrimp..... lots of good stuff!

These are very tasty and are PERFECT for barbecues. They're soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. They have a big of a smoky flavor from the grill that leaves you begging for more.

First we need to make the lemon vinaigrette.

In a bowl, put 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil.

Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon and put that in the bowl.

Mince up 2 tablespoons shallot.

Add 1 tsp oregano (use 2 tsp if you're using fresh)

and 1 tsp rosemary (or 2 tsp fresh).

Mince 2 cloves garlic.

Chop up some italian parsley. Add to the bowl.

Whisk everything together using a fork or an actual whisk! (go figure ;) ) Split the vinaigrette in half. You'll need some for later.

You can use either white, gold, or red potatoes for this. I am using white potatoes tonight. Cut them into wedges.

Add some potato wedges to your bowl and coat.

Once they're all coated, put them on a baking sheet. Season well with sea salt and fresh cracked pepper.

Pour 1/2 cup chicken stock around the potatoes. Bake in a 425* oven for 45 minutes.

Remove from the oven and let cool completely.

Just before serving, put the potatoes on skewers.

Using the vinaigrette you held to the side, brush the potatoes again before they go on the grill. In fact, take the sauce out there and grill each time you turn them.

They don't take long on the grill. Look at how crispy and golden they are. The lemon gives them a fresh, zesty taste and then you've got the herbs in there that give tons of flavor.

This is why these are perfect for a bbq. You can cook the potatoes to this point early in the day and all they need is a little grill time to heat them up and crisp them up. So easy. So delicious. So fun!

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Mere said...

You're creations are always AMAZING!! Thanks for sharing!!

Your favorite sister said...

Looks yummy! We love potatoes around here!

Where did you get your cute square plate? I love it!

squillen said...

Marie, I bought them at Target. I love them too!!!

Janice said...

In my son's words...Those fries are totally awesome! Thanks for another great recipe.