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Dirty Potatoes

It’s hot outside, so we have another grilling recipe this week.

In addition to an abundance of summer zucchini, we have a healthy crop of potatoes that are ready to use. Kids love getting dirty, so let your kids help out with the harvest if you have a garden full of potatoes. Digging for potatoes is like hunting for treasure, and what kid doesn’t love a treasure hunt. Then grill up a batch of dirty potatoes for dinner. We use several varieties of red and yellow potatoes for this recipe.
This recipe is Henry-approved.
Ingredients (Serves 4)
10 small to medium size potatoes
1 teaspoon olive oil
Pinch of sea salt
Black pepper
Dirty potatoes on the grill.
Scrub the potatoes and place them in a large pot. Cover the potatoes with water. Boil on high for 10 minutes. Drain the hot water from the potatoes. Add cold water to the pot of potatoes to stop the cooking process.

Remove the potatoes from the pot and toss them in olive oil, a pinch of sea salt and a dash of freshly ground black pepper.

Heat grill on medium. Place the potatoes on a cooler area of the grill. Cook for about 15 minutes, turning once.
Henry munches on a dirty potato.
Henry likes his potatoes plain, but you can also dip them in your favorite condiment or top them with with sour cream and chives.

How your kids can help
  • 1-year old: Putting the potatoes in (and out of) the pot.
  • 2-year old: Helping fill the pot of potatoes with cold water.
  • 3-year old: Cleaning off the potatoes.
  • 4-year old: Coating the potatoes in olive oil and using the pepper grinder.
  • 5-year old: Counting out the potatoes and setting the kitchen timer.


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