Get festive with these red, white, and blue potato skewers! They’re easy to make and the perfect side at a Summer BBQ. Plus- they make for great leftovers the next morning!
Spud is back in action with the most delicious, perfectly grilled, and festive summer side EVER! Red, White, and Blue Potato Skewers! The fact that I was called spud as a child just says something about my love for potatoes, potatoes of all kind. Team Fit Foodie does not discriminate.
One of the best parts about Summer is that I only mess up my kitchen like twice a day instead of 3 times a day, because dinner is most likely cooked on the grill. Hey, the least amount of messes I have to clean up, the better! I go to bed at night with my right hand going in a circular motion replicating the cleaning of my counter tops.
For this recipe you need 3 star ingredients:
- Purple Potatoes
- Red Potatoes
- White Potatoes
You’ll want all of your potatoes to be relatively the same size. Good thing is, you can always chop them down to proper proportions! I had to hunt down the purple potatoes because it’s really hit or miss if a grocery store has them in stock or not. If you are based in the Twin Cities, check Lunds and Byerleys. I also know that Trader Joe’s carries them often, as well.
For the spices you can really use anything under the sun, but I used:
- garlic salt
All I have to say is Day #2 of these guys were AMAZING. B and I made a scramble of sorts with some breakfast sausage and eggs. OH EM GEE. It was like round 2 of red, white, and blue all over again!
Red, White, and Blue Potato Skewers
- 1 pound purple potatoes,
- 1 pound red potatoes
- 1 pound white potatoes
- 2–3 tablespoons EVOO
- salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste
- garlic salt, to taste
- dried basil, to taste
- First, preheat your grill to 400ºF. Then, prep potato skewers by washing and drying potatoes. Cute your potatoes into cubes. If your potatoes are all different sizes, just make sure the potato chunks end up being relatively the same size so that they cook evenly.
- Next, string your potatoes on wooden skewers with the color combo red, white, and blue (purple). Place on a baking sheet.
- Once all potatoes are on a skewer, drizzle with EVOO. Flip and drizzle again. Then, season with your seasonings on both sides. This part is all via preference. Feel free to add as much or as little seasoning as you wish!
- Place a piece of tin foil on top of your grill and then your potato skewers on top of that. Cover.
- Since everyone’s grill is extremely different, the time it takes to cook these bad boys varies greatly. I’d say, let your potatoes cook for at least 8 minutes before checking. Flip once they begin to brown. You know your potatoes have cooked all the way through when you can easily pierce them with a fork!
I sincerely hope you make this recipe this 4th of July because you will wow your crowd! SO CREATIVE, SO TASTY, and all around B.A.