BBQ Chips – Smoky Barbecued Roasted Potatoes

Across the pond, potato wedges are called chips
BBQ Chips

Last Updated on May 19, 2022

BBQ Chips - Smoky Barbecued Roasted Potatoes
BBQ Chips – Smoky Barbecued Roasted Potatoes

These smoky barbecue 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:

Smeagol:
What’s it doing?! Stupid, fat hobbit! You ruins it!
Sam:
What’s to ruin? There was hardly any meat on them. What we need is a few good taters.
Smeagol:
What’s “taters”, precious? What’s “taters”, eh?
Sam:
Po-tay-toes! Boil em, mash em, stick em in a stew. Lovely big golden chips with a nice piece of fried fish.
Smeagol
[spits]
Sam:
Even you couldn’t say no to that.
Smeagol:
Oh yes, we could! Spoiling nice fish! Give it to us raw, and wriggling! You keep nasty chips!
Sam:
…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
Newsletter: 2022-05-31
Servings (slide to adjust): 8 servings
Calories: 167kcal

Equipment

barbecue grill

Ingredients

  • 4 baking potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Rosemary, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper, Freshly cracked
Ingredients necessary for the recipe step are in italic.

Instructions

  • 4 baking potatoes
    Cut the potatoes into even wedges, about 1 inch thick at their thickest point.
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1 tablespoon Fresh Rosemary, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    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.

Notes

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

Serving: 187gCalories: 167kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 4gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 155mgPotassium: 773mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1g
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8 Responses to BBQ Chips – Smoky Barbecued Roasted Potatoes

  1. Claudia says:

    5 stars
    The best BBQ chips I have ever eaten. Really. Sincerely. Do these come in a bag?

  2. Laura B. says:

    Best chips I’ve ever eaten!

  3. Robert S says:

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

  4. Yana S says:

    5 stars
    Just loved this! Fantastic!

  5. Josh says:

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

  6. Floyd D says:

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

  7. 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!