Meat and potatoes go hand in hand.
The other day I brought you a simple technique for an everyday grilled steak. Today we are looking at side dishes. We love all types of grilled vegetables but this time around I chose baby red potatoes. In keeping with the theme of grilling quick and tasty food, we learn toward something that can be made easily. In this case we take some help from the microwave, and finish the dish on the grill. That way the potatoes will be done when the steak is, and you can cook them both at the same time.
These are cute little potato discs. I used a nice red potato which holds together well and is easy to slice.
Grilled Potatoes Discs
To serve 4 people you will want about 2lbs of red potatoes. (you can do as many or little as you like!). Place them in the microwave in batches and cook them on high for about 3-5 minutes, depending upon the amount you are cooking. You want the potato done but still firm. Not mushy! Once they are cooked allow to cool which will solidify the potato. Cut the cooled potatoes in 1/2" discs. Brush with olive oil and grill on a preheated grill on medium heat for about 3 min per side, or until you have some nice grill marks. Turn over and cook the other side 2-3 minutes.
These are great served along side a dollop of sour cream that has been mixed with chives. Taziki sauce is another great idea. Equally as good would be a yogurt and herb dip, or plain ole' ranch dressing!
The grill marks lends more flavor and jazzes these babies up! What is your favorite side dish to serve along steak?