Smashed Grilled Potatoes with Sour Cream

under 60mins

Ingredients for servings

  • 2 pounds small-ish potatoes, scrubbed

  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

  • kosher salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 cup(s) heavy cream

  • 3 garlic cloves, smashed

  • 0.5 cup(s) sour cream labneh is amazing instead, but not accessible everywhere

  • 0.25 cup(s) finely chopped chives, divided

  • 3 tbsp finely chopped dill, divided


  • Preheat a charcoal grill to medium-high heat.

  • Place potatoes in a large bowl, and drizzle melted butter. Season with a few pinches of kosher salt and several turns of black pepper, tossing to combine. Tip out potatoes on to the center of a large sheet of aluminum foil. Place an equal-sized sheet of foil on top and tightly seal the edges.

  • Carefully place the foil packet directly over the heat, cover the grill and cook for 10 minutes. Try to maintain a temperature of 400°F inside the grill. Carefully flip the foil packet, and continue to cook until the potatoes are very tender (about 10 to 15 minutes more).

  • While the potatoes are cooking, bring cream and garlic to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer, and cook until the cream has thickened a bit (about 10 minutes), stirring occasionally. Keep a watchful eye here, because the cream can boil over. Season to taste with salt and a lot of black pepper. Take the cream off the heat, strain out the garlic and set aside. Rewarm before adding to the potatoes if needed.

  • Open the foil packet, place potatoes on a cutting board, and using the bottom of a glass or small bowl, gently smash each of the potatoes. Place smashed potatoes in a large bowl, then add warm cream, labneh, 2 tablespoons chopped chives and 2 tablespoons chopped dill, gently mixing to combine.

  • The texture should be on the rustic side. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then top with remaining herbs and bit more black pepper.

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