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5 Ways to Grill Spuds on National Potato Day

5 Ways to Grill Spuds on National Potato Day

It’s a bold statement but one we feel is necessary on National Potato Day: There’s not a more versatile food than potatoes.

Easy to cook and capable of being prepared in a variety of ways, potatoes have long been a part of modern meals. In fact, historians believe potatoes were first cultivated as early as 8,000 B.C in South America, thousands of years before Spanish Conquistadors carried them to Europe. But in addition to their delicious simplicity and historical significance, potatoes offer several health benefits, including fiber, antioxidants, and potassium.

Now that we’ve buttered you up about potatoes, here are a few fun recipes to try:


Potato Dog Skins

Potato Dog Skins Nothing is as classically potato as crispy-on-the-outside, fluffy-on-the-inside stuffed tater skins. These include all the staples like butter, sour cream, chives, cheese, and a teeny “weenie” bit of beef hot dog. Don’t hesitate to add or remove toppings and make these potato skins your own!


Simple Potato Salad

Simple Potato Salad Traditionally a summer staple made popular by holidays like the Fourth of July, potato salad is a fan-favorite side dish for any cookout. This recipe makes 4-6 servings but can be easily adjusted for gatherings of any size. We know some people like mayo and some like mustard, so we compromised and included both. Top with paprika for A+ presentation!


Grilled Sweet Potato Fries

Grilled Sweet Potato Fries Whether you like waffle, crinkle cut, steak, or shoestring, keep your eyes on the fries! In the mood for something new? Take a break from the traditional Russet, red, or Yukon gold, and opt for sweet potatoes instead. This recipe uses a variety of savory and spicy flavors like chili powder and cumin to offset the sweetness. Safe to say your friends and family members will be asking for more.


Baked Potatoes on the Grill

Baked Potatoes on the Grill “Baked” is a loose term for this recipe because all the baking happens on the grill, which makes for unique flavor you just can’t get from an oven. And while it’s tempting to prepare a fully loaded spud with all the toppings, we think some of the best things are best left simple. How simple? Butter, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.


Grilled Hash Browns

Grilled Hash Browns Who says you can’t eat potatoes with every meal? There’s steak and mashed potatoes, burger and fries, and everyone’s favorite breakfast side, hash browns. Crispy and packed with energy-giving carbohydrates, grilled hash browns (paired with eggs and bacon, of course) are the perfect start to any day.


Whether you grow your own or buy them from a store, potatoes are an accessible and easy addition to any meal, so grab a fresh, leak-tested Blue Rhino tank and power up the grill. Your Potato Day feast awaits!

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