Potatoes are a classic side dish for grilling. There are a ton of different ways you can fix up your taters and you can really take any recipe and make it your own. Today we’re going to make some awesome grilled hasselback potatoes and peppers. These are totally easy and delicious.
First off, what are hasselback potatoes? They originated at restaurant Hasselbacken in Sweden where the trainee chef sliced a potato part way through into thin slices. They then topped them with butter, breadcrumbs, and almonds.
Prepping Grilled Hasselback Potatoes and Peppers
So the plan here is to cut up some peppers and onions and grill them with the potatoes. You can do this by cutting some slices almost all the way through your potatoes but not so far that they cut through. (Don’t worry if you do cut through you can hold them back together with the foil.)
Cut up some veggies of your choice… I typically do green and red bell peppers and red or yellow onions. Slide those into the potato wedges. you may need to put some pressure on them to get the slices to open up a bit.
Topping the Grilled Hasselback Potatoes and Peppers
So now you’ve got some lovely looking potatoes, but lets add in some extra flavor. I like to put a big slab of butter on the top (this will melt into the foil packet) to start off. Then add your favorite seasonings. Typically I do a seasoned salt (e.g. Lawry’s), but you can do rosemary or other grilling seasonings as well.
Wrap It & Grill It
Final step is just wrapping up each potato in it’s own sheet of aluminum. Then put them on the grill or in the oven and enjoy!
Grilled Hasselback Potatoes and Peppers
- 4 Potatoes
- 1 Red Pepper
- 1 Green Pepper
- 1 Onion Red or Yellow
- Seasoned Salt or other seasoning
- Cut peppers & onions into medium slices.
- Cut potatoes into wedges without slicing all the way through.
- Alternate place pepper & onion slices into the potato, press down to open up the gaps.
- Place each potato on a sheet of foil and top with a tablespoon of butter & seasoned salt (or the seasoning of your choice like rosemary or grilling seasonings).
- Wrap potatoes and place on the grill for about 30 minutes on high. Test if they're done part way through by putting a toothpick or fork into the potato. It should be easy to slide in/out.