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Spicy Grilled Potato Planks

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Sometimes you just have to add a little spice to your week. I'm not talking about tongue numbing hotness, but just a little kick to make things interesting. Luckily, my whole family likes a little spice - whether it's a mild salsa or spicy beef tacos.  That's why we love this new recipe for Spicy Grilled Potato Planks - super easy to make and full of flavor. Here's how you do it:

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.

Moms, how do you add a little spice to your weeknight dinners?


Photo Courtesy of Betty Crocker

by on Apr. 26, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Replies (11-20):
gmadiane
by Silver Member on Apr. 26, 2012 at 11:36 AM
yum
Charizma77
by Member on Apr. 26, 2012 at 12:33 PM
Thanks, that sounds really good!
imadekyle
by Gold Member on Apr. 26, 2012 at 12:34 PM

we love our "kick" here also :) this sounds like a great idea for potatoes :)

MamaMandee
by Mandee on Apr. 26, 2012 at 12:41 PM

That sounds really good! 

elasmimi
by on Apr. 26, 2012 at 12:42 PM

thought I was the only one who didn't know what it was.

Quoting aidansmommy219:

 What is garam masala?? Never heard of it before...these sound good though..


ceciliam
by on Apr. 26, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Looks good:)

Samanthamommy
by Member on Apr. 26, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Those look so good!

Mrs.Pool2Be
by on Apr. 26, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Those look yummy!!!

VanBurren
by Beth on Apr. 26, 2012 at 2:34 PM

 A little wikipedia info:

is a blend of ground spices common in North Indian and other South Asian cuisines.  It is used alone or with other seasonings. The word garam refers to intensity of the spices rather than capsaicin content. Garam masala is pungent, but not hot in the same way as a chili pepper.

 

Quoting elasmimi:

thought I was the only one who didn't know what it was.

Quoting aidansmommy219:

 What is garam masala?? Never heard of it before...these sound good though..


 

VanBurren
by Beth on Apr. 26, 2012 at 2:34 PM

 I love a little heat in just about everything.....I hate boring food.

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