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Photo: Leigh Beisch; Styling: Dan Becker Photo by: Photo: Leigh Beisch; Styling: Dan Becker

Grilled Fingerlings with Dill

Time: 45 minutes. We grill these potatoes to add a Western flair (and free up room in the oven).

Sunset NOVEMBER 2009

  • Yield: Serves 12


  • 6 pounds fingerling potatoes, halved lengthwise (if very small, keep whole)
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh dill
  • Coarse sea salt, for finishing (optional)


1. Prepare a grill for medium heat (350° to 450°). In a large bowl, toss potatoes with oil, kosher salt, and pepper.

2. Set out 4 sheets heavy-duty foil (each about 12 by 26 in.). Oil foil; divide potatoes among sheets, arranging them cut side down in a single layer on the short half of each sheet. Fold other half of each sheet over potatoes and crimp edges to seal.

3. Grill packets, crimped sides up, covered, rotating halfway through, until potatoes are tender when pierced through foil, 20 minutes. Open packets; if potatoes aren't brown on cut sides, cook longer.

4. Transfer potatoes to a large bowl. Toss with butter and dill. Arrange on a platter; sprinkle with coarse sea salt if you like.

Make ahead: Up to 3 days ahead, grill potatoes, remove from foil, and chill. Reheat in an oiled baking pan in a 450° oven until hot, 15 minutes, then proceed with step 4.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 233
  • Calories from fat: 33%
  • Protein: 4.4g
  • Fat: 8.7g
  • Saturated fat: 3.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 36g
  • Fiber: 3.9g
  • Sodium: 281mg
  • Cholesterol: 10mg

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