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Patriotic Potatoes | Fourth of July Recipes

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It's the most patriotic week of the year - happy fourth of July to my USA readers! As with most things American, the fourth of July is just another excuse to do things over the top. That means red, white and blue themed EVERYTHING.

Even our grillables aren't excluded from Uncle Sam's favorite holiday. Lately I've been seeing "red, white and blue" potatoes at my local grocery store - which is basically a bag that includes fingerling purple, red skinned and yellow potatoes.

Because the fourth of July is pretty much one of the biggest outdoor grilling holidays of the year, I knew I had to make some fun ka-bobs to go along with my sweet and spicy rack of ribs (recipe coming soon!).

I used a small star shaped cookie cutter to make my potatoes into stars, then threaded them onto metal skewers for easy grilling. Wooden skewers will work too, but be sure to soak them in water for at least an hour so that they don't burn away when the potatoes cook.

With a final spritz of cooking spray, my star spangled spuds we tossed onto the top rack of the grill when my ribs had about twenty minutes left to cook. Be sure to flip them a couple times so they cook evenly.

I served my crispy potatoes with my famous cilantro lime dipping sauce - but totally feel free to dip them in your favorite sauce instead! My cilantro lime dip may just be what made my boyfriend fall in love with me, so use at your own discretion. 

There's nothing more American than some good ol' meat and potatoes cooked over the open flame. Have a happy fourth of July!


Categories: Side Dish , Holiday Recipes , Fourth of July

Tags: 4th of July , Potatoes , Kabobs

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Patriotic Potatoes | Fourth of July Recipes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15-20 minutes

Makes 5-6 skewers

Ingredients:

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  • 3-5 lbs red, yellow & purple fingerling potatoes, washed
  • ~ 2 tablespoons vegetable oil cooking spray
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 5 tablesoons cilantro
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • metal skewers
  • star shaped cookie cutters, 1 inch & half inch

Here's How:

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  1. Wash the potatoes thoroughly. Cut in half horizontally for the largest surface. Use the star cookie cutters to cut the potatoes into big and small stars.
  2. Press the skewers through the thickest part of the potatoes, about 5-8 per skewer. Spray with cooking oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Place the skewers on the highest rack in the grill. Cook for 15-20 minutes, flipping occasionally until crisped and cooked through.
  4. While the potatoes are cooking, stir together the sour cream, lime juice and cilantro. Chill until ready to serve.
  5. Remove the skewers from the grill and let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving. Serve alongside delicious burgers or ribs while shouting "USA USA USA!" Happy Fourth of July!

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