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Grilled Potatoes with BBQ Dipping Sauce

by Laura

My family is big potato fans.  Whether it is red, russet Yukon gold or roasted, mashed, baked or fried – my family will eat them.  I especially love it when I can get them to eat them with the skin.  I have never tried grilled potatoes with BBQ dipping sauce but thought it sounded like a fun idea.

Now in Utah, french fries with fry sauce is big.  I must say my family’s mouths turn down into a frown if a restaurant offer ketchup and no fry sauce.  The basic fry sauce uses a base of ketchup and mayo.  However, there is a place here called the Training Table.  They offer a fry sauce with more of a kick.  I have always guessed to was made with bbq sauce.  Well I figured these grilled russets would be similar to a fry and figured a sauce made with bbq sauce would be the perfect accompaniment to a grilled potato/french fry.

These potatoes where delicious.  They come crisp off the grill but soften as the cool.  To me they are just like a giant fry you make at home with fresh potatoes.  Then the dipping sauce was the perfect accompaniment.  The whole family loved it.  The only complaint with these was from my hubby. He did the grilling and didn’t like that these cover the whole grill.  However, there wasn’t much complaining after all of the potatoes were filling my family’s bellies.  They were devoured.

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Grilled Potatoes with BBQ Dipping Sauce

  • Author: Laura




  1. Place the mayonnaise in a small bowl.  Mix until smooth and lumps are gone.  Then add the bbq sauce and blend until smooth.  Set aside to use as a dipping sauce.
  2. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.  While the grill preheats, cut potatoes lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices. This is easy using a mandolin, but if you don’t have one a knife will do the job too.
  3. Place the potatoes in a gallon sized freezer bag.  Add the oil to the bag and seal closed.  Toss the potatoes around in the sealed bag until well coated with the oil.
  4. Open the bag and sprinkle in the smoked paprika and salt.  Seal the bag again and toss the potatoes until the salt and paprika are nice and even distributed on the potato slices.
  5. Remove the potato slice from the bag and place directly on the grill. Cook for about 5 minutes per side.  Keep an eye on them so they don’t get overcooked.  You want them tender on the inside when pierced with a fork, but slightly crisp and golden brown on the outside.
  6. Remove from grill and serve immediately with the bbq dipping sauce. Serves 4-5.
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Adapted from the Cookin Canuck and Jamie Cooks It Up.

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Elayne Mott July 9, 2014 - 9:12 pm

These can also be made in the oven… I personally like to do them that way…line the cookie sheet with foil for easier clean up…Do every thing the same except put the slices on a baking sheet, bake in a 400 degree oven for 15-20 minutes depending on just how crispy or brown you want your potatoes to be… Certainly go well with various foods…

susy jenkins July 9, 2014 - 10:21 am

I put some cayenne pepper in my sauce and it spiked it up just right. Love theses spuds.

SJ Valdez July 7, 2014 - 9:41 pm

Thanks for sharing! My kids will love this!

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Kim June 3, 2012 - 5:48 pm

This was VERY yummy!! The sauce is my new favorite!!

[email protected] September 13, 2011 - 8:08 pm

These look fantastic!! I’m a huge tater lover and will definitely give these a try. 🙂

Cheryl August 13, 2011 - 12:10 pm

These are delicious sprinkled with cheese straight off the grill!! My kids cheer when I make these potatoes.

sara August 5, 2011 - 9:18 am

Look so delicious; my family loves potatoes too and I would never have thought of grilling them!

Aly August 5, 2011 - 8:26 am

I love your blog! I can’t wait to try this on the BBQ. What a great idea! Thank you.

anazar August 5, 2011 - 7:58 am

Yummy sauce! I love to spice up with smoked paprika

Bev Weidner August 5, 2011 - 7:44 am

Holy goodness Laura, done. and. done.
These just won my heart.

linda August 5, 2011 - 6:24 am

I love fry sauce and was very disappointed when McDonalds stop offering it to customers in Colorado. I am going to have to try your recipe


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