BBQ Chips – Smoky Barbecued Roasted Potatoes

Across the pond, potato wedges are called chips
BBQ Chips - Smoky Barbecued Roasted Potatoes

BBQ Chips – Smoky Barbecued Roasted Potatoes

These smoky barbecues roasted potatoes are called chips across the pond. These are easy to make on your grill.  They are perfect for Memorial Day, the 4th of July, or that last Labor Day barbecue.  Go out, get some potatoes, and get crackin’!

Many of us are familiar with the scene in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers:

What’s it doing?! Stupid, fat hobbit! You ruins it!
What’s to ruin? There was hardly any meat on them. What we need is a few good taters.
What’s “taters”, precious? What’s “taters”, eh?
Po-tay-toes! Boil em, mash em, stick em in a stew. Lovely big golden chips with a nice piece of fried fish.
Even you couldn’t say no to that.
Oh yes, we could! Spoiling nice fish! Give it to us raw, and wriggling! You keep nasty chips!
…You’re hopeless.

Well, Sam, I think even Smeagol couldn’t resist these barbecued chips along with his fish. Maybe he’d even like our smoked salmon!  You could easily put these potatoes in before the salmon and have quite the feast.  But, here, I’m going to talk about how to make them on a regular barbecue.

Potatoes for BBQ Chips

You want to use a firm potato like a russet.  That kind of potato will make a nice, fluffy inside and a crisp outside.  It’s up to you if you want to peel these or not.  If you don’t peel them, you will get a lot more vitamins and nutrients.  It’s up to you.

You will want to use the Indirect method on your grill.  That means putting the food so it is not directly over the flame. If they are too close to the flame, they will burn, and no one, not even Smeagol likes burned BBQ chips.

BBQ Chips

Across the pond, potato wedges are called chips
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Difficulty: Easy
Servings (slide to adjust): 8 servings
Calories: 167kcal


barbecue grill


  • 4 baking potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Rosemary, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper, Freshly cracked


  • Cut the potatoes into even wedges, about 1 inch thick at their thickest point.
  • Put the potatoes in a large bowl and add the remaining ingredients. Stir well to coat.
  • Have the BBQ ready and roast the potatoes using the indirect method.
  • They should be done in about an hour.


You don't have to add herbs to this if you don't have fresh herbs, it's fine with just sea salt and freshly cracked pepper. You could use other herbs for this, but they should be fresh.
You can use the stovetop method for 20 minutes then continue cooking in a regular oven or air fryer for an additional 20 minutes or until the potatoes are soft.


Nutrition Facts
BBQ Chips
Amount Per Serving (187 g)
Calories 167 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 155mg7%
Potassium 773mg22%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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As an award-winning and serious home cook, I seriously believe there is no reason why you can't have a restaurant quality meal at home. One of the good things about eating at home is to save money, so armed with a good menu plan, a shopping list, and an appreciation of good food, we can all have gourmet food on a budget.

7 Responses to BBQ Chips – Smoky Barbecued Roasted Potatoes

  1. Laura B. says:

    Best chips I’ve ever eaten!

  2. Robert S says:

    5 stars
    I made a little dip from sour cream and fresh chives. They were great.

  3. Yana S says:

    5 stars
    Just loved this! Fantastic!

  4. Josh says:

    5 stars
    Made these for 4th of July with burgers on the grill. Everyone loved them! Thanks!

  5. Floyd D says:

    5 stars
    Wow! Gotta try that for the 4th weekend. Thanks!

  6. David M says:

    5 stars
    These look really good. Can I make them with baby or fingerling potatoes?

    • arbpen says:

      You sure can! Just make sure that they are small potatoes and pretty much the same size. If they’re not quite soft enough, you can put them in the microwave to finish cooking for a few minutes. Enjoy!

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