Thursday, August 26, 2010

Spicy Grilled Potatoes

Way back in July, Bobby Flay was on The Morning Show at CBS. Didn't always love Bobby Flay, but I do now. Especially considering the shows that the Food Network has on these days. I have a few of his books, his recipes have all turned out great for us. This time he was making little bites. And they looked so good. The little grilled potato rounds got me. Looked the recipe up online and saved it. and here it is end of August and I am finally getting to it.  And it was worth the wait.

We love this sauce! Spicy Tomato-Chipotle Aioli. I adapted it to my way of lazy cooking. I think it would be good on most anything! The recipe called for grilled potatoes and it was delicious with potatoes. We were having a porterhouse and somehow that sauce managed to get on the steak, too. So good. I think it would be nice with chicken and with shrimp. And definitely on a sandwich or a panini.

The recipe called for grilling the tomatoes, grilling the potatoes and there was no way the Griller would be fussing with that, not to mention I used some teeny potatoes. So I had that panini grill, I got my money's worth out of it already, and threw the parboiled potatoes on that! Squished them down pretty good, until they got good and somewhat crispy. The tomatoes I broil with a little salt, pepper and about three cloves of garlic. I threw the garlic in towards the end so they didn't burn. Then I strained the tomatoes and whizzed everything in a food processor. Today's sauce will be on tomorrow sandwich! Steak Panini with cheese and Tomato-Chipotle Aioli. Can't wait.

  Parboiled potatoes grilled and "smashed" on the panini grill

Roasted Tomato Sauce

Spicy Tomato-Chipotle Aioli

Grilled, Smashed Potatoes with Spicy Tomato-Chipotle Aioli

Grilled Potatoes with Spicy Tomato Aioli
Source: Bobby Flay - CBS The Early Show and also Food Network
Printable Recipe

1 1/4 pounds new potatoes (yellow and red) or baby Yukon Gold (You can use a large potatoes and slice them thick or small ones and cut in half, or leave the small ones whole and smash them)
2 plum tomatoes
1/4 cup olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
1 cup mayonnaise
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 teaspoons Spanish paprika
1-2 chipotle in adobo sauce (depends how hot you like it)
1 teaspoons Ancho chile powder, or more to taste
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat leaf parsley

Place the potatoes in a large pot of cold water, add 2 tablespoons of salt and cook until potatoes are tender, but still firm, about 12 to 15 minutes. Drain, let cool and cut each potato into 3/4 -inch thick slices.  You can microwave until just tender as well.

Heat the grill to high.  Or you can use a panini grill.

Brush the tomatoes with the some of the oil and season with salt and pepper. While the potatoes are cooking, place the tomatoes on the grill and grill until charred on all sides and soft, about 10 minutes. Remove from the grill and coarsely chop. You can also just roast them at 350 for about an hour until they get soft and start to brown. Or broil for about 10-15 minutes. Turning them once.

You can strain the tomatoes to get rid of the seeds and the skins.

Place the tomatoes, mayonnaise, garlic, paprika, chipotles and chile powder in a food processor and process until smooth, season with salt and pepper. Can be made 1 day in advance and refrigerated.
Brush the potatoes slices on both sides with some of the oil and season with salt and pepper. Place the potatoes on the grill, close the cover and grill until lightly golden brown and just cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. I used a panini grill and made them "smashed" potatoes. Carefully transfer the potatoes to a platter and garnish with the parsley. Serve the aioli drizzled over the potatoes or on the side.


I'm joining Suzy from Kitchen Bouquet for Flashback Friday! Flashing back to my first Panini Grill post!  It's gotten plenty of use since that day I decided I just had to have one. More use than the bread machine, more than the ice cream maker, more than the waffle maker, more than..., well, you get the picture!


  1. I like Bobby! And he is married to that gal from Law and Order.
    I must try those squished potatoes on the grill. Of course I will leave off that sauce. Blasphemy to this Irish gal! :)

  2. I have become more of a Bobby fan the past couple of years, too. These look delicious. Great new way for potatoes on the grill. Thanks!

  3. Your tomato aioli looks fantastic! I must try it.
    p.s Kathleen: The lawyer from Law and Order New York?

  4. Wow, this looks great! What a new twist on potatoes!

  5. I am always looking for something different to do with potatoes...these sound like something we would like.

  6. This sounds great. I love potatoes of any kind and the sauce..yum. Randy might not like it but I can put it on the side. I wonder if these would work on a George Foreman. I haven't gotten that thing out in ages. Thanks for joining in this week for the Flashback!

  7. Angie,
    Stephanie March, played Alex, Assistant DA on Law and Order ~ from Kathleen!

  8. I met Bobby Flay from the cooking reality that was brought by a Greek channel here. These potatoes look awesone and the sauces. I will add them to my pile.

  9. Ooooh, these sound good! I'm making the pork burgers with chipotle cause for us again tonight. If I had some ancho sauce, I'd make these potatoes and sauce too!

  10. You always find good cooking tips! I never thought of par-boiled potatoes. When the weather cools off, I am going to try this. The sauces are just mouth watering!

    P.S. Zee is now given full 40 hour work week. She was only working 2 days for the past 6 months as a reliever.

  11. Congrats to Zee, Ebie! That's great!

    Forgot to mention, if you do par-boil potatoes and squish them in a panini or grill press, the water will squirt out, be careful. Really hot. Ask me how I know!

  12. Those look wonderful, and love that aioli

  13. yummm Love potatoes in any form. looks delicious

  14. Well, I've got the roasted tomato sauce already done & in the fridge. Just need to gather the other ingredients for tonight's meal.
    Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    I'm interested in your panini grill...specifically, the ease of cleaning or lack there of. I have the George Forman which does not have removable grates...PIA in cleaning. I want something I can put in the dishwasher!! Will yours go in there?

  15. They look and sound wonderful Carol! You always find the best recipes.

  16. omygosh, Carol! Forget my dad's sauce. This looks incredible. I must find some potatoes today and give this a try. yum!


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