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Cajun Grilled Potatoes

Written by Finatic Bob

Cajun Grilled Potatoes - By Jimmy Simmons Finatics.com Tailgate Correspondent, and author of Grillin-n-Chillin.com 

I've prepared this grilled potato recipe ever since I started barbecuing. I can't remember where this recipe came from, but my wife's eyes light up each time I say, "How's about some Cajun Grilled Potatoes?" We like everything spicy so you may need to adjust the heat for your taste. 

  • 6 Medium Potatoes
  • 1 stick butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup Franks Hot Sauce
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • sprinkle of cayenne pepper


  1. Wash the potatoes thoroughly leaving skins on. Cut potatoes into rounds between 1/4 and 1/2 inch thick. Set aside.
  2. In a 13x9 baking dish melt the butter or margarine in the microwave. Mix all of the remaining ingredients into the melted butter. Place the potato rounds in the mixture making sure to coat each round with the mixture. Tightly wrap the dish with plastic wrap then microwave on high for 9 minutes.
  3. Carefully remove plastic wrap being careful not to get burned by the escaping steam. Re-coat the potatoes with the butter mixture and return to microwave. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and cook for another 9 minutes.
  4. Allow potatoes to cool in the butter mixture so they can absorb all the flavor. At this point you may refrigerate the potatoes for a later time.
  5. Prepare a hot fire. Place each individual round on the grill and allow to cook for 5 minutes. Turn and cook for another 5 minutes or until the outside of the potatoes are slightly crisp. Return the potatoes to the baking dish to slather in the last remnants of the butter mixture.

Makes about 6 servings.