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Easy Japanese Grilled Potatoes

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Are you still garnishing your deluxe grilled meats with boring old baked potatoes? Add a little zing to your grilled spuds with this Japanese themed recipe. This recipe is quick (30 minutes), easy and very flexible. I originally picked up this recipe online and have been refining it for years. It is similar in many ways to this instructable.
 
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Step 1: Ingredients

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The only two ingredients that are essential are potatoes and mayo; everything else is negotiable. If you want to substitute the soy sauce, then you'll want to add some salt.

1. 4 potatoes (long white in this case).
2. 1/2 cup of mayonaise (lowfat would defeat the purpose...)
3. 2 tablespoons of soy sauce (Japsnese brands are worth the extra cost)
4. 1 teaspoon of sesame oil
5. 1 teaspoon of wasabi (less if you're not sure what you're getting into)
6. 1 teaspoon of hot sauce (Sriracha in this case)

Most of these ingredients have a VERY strong taste. If you test the flavor before cooking, you may find it too punchy; but don't worry, the grilling brings it down a notch. 

Step 2: Prepping Potatoes

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Scrub your potatoes under running water and cut out any gnarly bits. Stab each potato with a fork about four times and stick them on a microwave-safe plate. Stick the plate in the microwave for about one minute per potato plus two minute: in this case 4 + 2 = 6 minutes. Cooking times will vary depending on the wattage of you microwave and the size of the potatoes. The goal is NOT to cook the potato thoroughly, but to soften it a bit.

Pull the potatoes out and let them cool while you light your BBQ and prepare the sauce.

eblair42 months ago
Outstandong moving presentation!

How did ya do that animated photo?
Renard_Bleu (author)  eblair42 months ago
Thank you for the comment. The moving image is called an animated GIF. It is like a cross between a photo and video. They are easy to make with a smart phone, just search for animated GIF on your app store and should see several. The one I am currently using isn't recommendable. You can also make them from you computer, a free software i downloaded is called LiceCap (limited options but works well).
Reaves1311 months ago
I tried these and they turned out amazing and they are quick to. Definitely going to become a common recipe in my house now
Renard_Bleu (author)  Reaves1311 months ago
Great! let me know if you come up with some tasty seasoning combos.
billbillt1 year ago
great
Renard_Bleu (author)  billbillt1 year ago
Cool, thanks
lurwah1 year ago
Ooh, awesome! These look like they would go well with my bbq courgette recipe.
Renard_Bleu (author)  lurwah1 year ago
Thanks, your courgettes look delish!
That sounds like an awesome and easy way to grill potatoes! I have to try this!
Renard_Bleu (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago
Thanks, let me know how they turn out! Even my little ones love them, and they eat the peel (doused in ketchup of course).