We invite you to take your Sunday roast outside with this month’s recipe for Potato of the Month. It finally feels like Spring has arrived and we jumped at the chance to get the BBQ fired up last weekend (after removing the spiders who had set up camp in its drum over winter first of course). Roast potatoes improve every situation that they are introduced to and a BBQ is no exception. When cooked over hot charcoal and infused with smoke these potatoes could rival any crispy incarnation produced indoors and are perfect to serve alongside sausages, burgers, steaks or skewers. A delicious (and some may say superior) alternative to boiled or steamed potatoes, these roasties are a great way to up your outdoor cooking game at very little extra effort. These can be prepared in advance making life easier when you come to cook your meal.
For this recipe I have used our current Potato of the Month Pink Gypsy. A deliciously fluffy variety that is a great all-rounder this potato is perfect for roasting, mashing, boiling and wedging. You can find this variety half price throughout May 2022 on our website, at our Honesty Stall in Tenterden, when you visit Steve at his London Farmer’s Markets and at selected Farm Shops in Kent & East Sussex (keep an eye peeled on our Instagram page for more details about where). We also have our own mixed hardwood charcoal available to collect from our Honesty Stall which is perfect to keep your BBQ going this summer.
Preperation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 35 minutes
- Wash the potatoes and cut into even sized chunks leaving the skins on.
- Bring a pan of salted water to the boil and cook the potatoes for 15-20 minutes (until they are starting to turn tender).
- Remove the pan from the heat, drain the potatoes and leave to stand and steam dry for 5-10 minutes.
- Gently toss the potatoes in oil and season generously with salt and pepper. You could also add fresh herbs, chilli flakes, garlic or your favourite seasoning at this stage depending on personal preference and what you are serving the potatoes alongside. We’ve kept it classic and simple in this instance.
- Set aside until you are ready to cook, these can be prepared in advance and left to sit at this stage.
- Transfer the prepared potatoes to a BBQ grill pan or suitable tray and cook over direct heat for approximately 5 minutes before moving to cook using indirect heat for a further 30 minutes, turning occasionally. (For best results a tray or pan with ventilation works best, allowing good heat circulation and smokiness to permeate the potatoes).
- Check the potatoes are cooked through and once crispy serve alongside the rest of your outdoor feast.