Grilled mashed potatoes are a delightful twist on the classic mashed potatoes. The grilling adds a smoky flavor and a slightly crispy texture to the dish. Here's a simple recipe for grilled mashed potatoes:
- 4 large russet potatoes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup milk
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- Ground Pounder Garlic Seasoning To Taste
- 1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese (optional)
- Chopped chives or green onions for garnish (optional)
1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat (about 350-400°F or 175-200°C).
2. Wash and scrub the potatoes to remove any dirt. Leave the skins on for a rustic touch and extra flavor.
3. Rub the potatoes with a little olive oil and sprinkle them with salt. This will help them crisp up when grilled.
4. Place the potatoes directly on the grill grates and grill them for about 40-50 minutes, turning occasionally, until the skin is crispy and the insides are tender. The exact grilling time may vary depending on your grill's heat and the size of the potatoes, so check for doneness by inserting a fork or knife into the potatoes. They should be soft all the way through.
5. Once the potatoes are grilled to perfection, remove them from the grill and let them cool for a few minutes.
6. Cut the grilled potatoes in half and scoop out the insides into a large mixing bowl. Discard the skins or save them for another use.
7. Mash the grilled potato flesh with a potato masher or fork until you achieve your desired level of smoothness. Some lumps can add a nice texture.
8. In a separate saucepan, warm the milk and butter over low heat, stirring until the butter is melted. Be careful not to scorch the milk.
9. Pour the warm milk and butter mixture into the mashed potatoes and stir to combine. Add more milk if needed to reach your desired creamy consistency. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
10. If you like, mix in some grated cheddar cheese for extra flavor.
11. Serve your grilled mashed potatoes hot, garnished with chopped chives or green onions if you prefer. Enjoy!
Grilled mashed potatoes make a fantastic side dish for grilled meats or any outdoor barbecue. The smoky grilled flavor and the creamy texture will surely impress your guests.