This is the best and easiest recipe for grilled potato wedges. Make your favorite side dish on the grill and enjoy it this summer!
When you turn on that grill, you gotta grill everything right? I’ve already showed you how to make baked potatoes on grill which turn out perfectly every time. Today we’re talking potato wedges on the grill, so keep reading because these vanish within minutes!
Grill those potato wedges!
Why grilling the wedges? Well first, I don’t think any of us likes to have the oven on in summer just to make a side dish. Second, those grill marks are proof that these potato wedges are crisp on the outside, soft on the inside and taste amazing. Plus, the avocado yogurt sauce on the side is perfect for dipping!
But what if they don’t cook completely? Keep reading and I’ll tell you how to make grilled potato wedges that are fully cooked yet crispy!
4 things you should know
- Russet potatoes and yukon gold potatoes work best for this recipe.
- We use a double-cooking technique here. Meaning first we are going to boil the wedges to make sure the center in cooked. Then we are going to grill them to perfection.
- Salt that water! Don’t be scared of using salt when it comes to boiling potatoes, you need all the flavor!
- Don’t rush, let the potatoes grill nicely on each side before flipping them, this will ensure you’ll get those nice charred grill marks.
How to make grilled potato wedges
Prepare the potatoes
Wash the potatoes thoroughly and peel them. Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise and then cut each half into 4 wedges. Check out this tutorial on how to cut potato wedges, it’s easy!
Boil the potatoes
Bring a large pot of water to boil and add about 2 teaspoons of salt to it. Add the potatoes to water and boil for about 8 minutes (keep an eye) until the are fork tender but not mushy. Drain the potatoes and set aside.
Season and grill
Toss the potato wedges with olive oil, black pepper and garlic powder. Meanwhile, heat the grill to medium high. Place the wedges on the grates and grill for a few minutes before flipping. Serve with avocado yogurt dipping sauce.
How long to grill potato wedges
Depending on the size of the potato wedges and how cooked they are, it would take between 10 to 20 minutes to grill potato wedges on grill.
Avocado yogurt dipping sauce
By making our favorite avocado potato salad, we’ve already established that we love the combination of avocado and potato. This dipping sauce is our go-to because it literally takes a couple of minutes to put it together. It adds a nice color to the table and tastes great with potatoes!
To make this dipping sauce, mix avocado, yogurt, white vinegar, salt and pepper in a mini food processor or blender until smooth. You can use lemon juice instead of vinegar as well.
Grilled Potato Wedges Recipe
- 2 lb russet potatoes
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
Avocado yogurt sauce
- 1 avocado
- 4 tbsp plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tbsp white vinegar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- Heat the grill (gas or charcoal) to medium high heat.
- Wash the potatoes thoroughly and peel them. Cut each potato in half lengthwise and then cut each half into 4 wedges.
- Bring a pot of water to boil and add 2 tsp salt to the water. Boil the potatoes in water for about 8 minutes until fork tender but not mushy. Drain the potatoes.
- Toss the potatoes with olive oil, black pepper and garlic powder. Place the wedges on the grill grates. Grill for 5 to 8 minutes on each side until potato wedges are fully cooked and have grill marks.
- Serve with avocado yogurt sauce.
Avocado Yogurt Sauce
- Cut the avocado in half and take the pit out. Scoop out the avocado and place in a small food processor or blender.
- To the avocado add the yogurt, white vinegar, salt and pepper. Blend until fully combined and smooth.
- Keep an eye on the potato wedges when boiling them to make sure they’re not overcooked.
- Be patient when grilling the potato wedges and let them get the nice grill marks on both sides.
- You can use lemon juice instead of white vinegar to make the dipping sauce.