Grilled Loaded Nacho Fries

Some of my best summer memories involve big family dinners coming hot off the grill.  Marinated flank steak and potatoes wrapped in foil were standard fare along with sliced garden tomatoes and steamed corn on the cob on the side. 

Those potatoes though, they were my downfall. Steamy and charred, straight out of the ashen coals of the grill, sliced open and filled up with butter and sour cream. Gah! 

I dream about those potatoes!

And now all these years later, enter these grilled loaded nacho fries. From the moment I threw a bunch of potato wedges on the grill for the first time last year, I knew nacho fries needed to happen. 

It turns out that a gas grill is the perfect way to replicate those foil-wrapped potatoes from my childhood and loaded up with allllll of the best nacho toppings, this couldn’t be a better meal to give a nod to my dad for all of those awesome potatoes he made me as a kid.

Grilled Loaded Nacho Fries

These grilled loaded nacho fries…they’re the epitome of man-food.  

What to Top Nacho Fries With

If you’re wondering what you should top your grilled nacho fries with, let me give you a few suggestions. And I’ll remind you that these grilled fries are still a perfect carby vessel for allll the toppings, even if they aren’t tortilla chips. They remind me a lot of these guacamole crashed potatoes where they can handle a lot of the good stuff.

Ideas for Nacho Fries Toppings:

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Grilled Loaded Nacho Fries

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Grilled Loaded Nacho Fries

Grilled Loaded Nacho Fries

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes

Grilled loaded nacho fries are kind of a brilliant idea, if you ask me. If you love nachos and fries, this is the best of both worlds colliding! They are the perfect summer appetizer or side dish to make on the grill or over an open fire so no need to heat up your kitchen to make nachos in the oven!

Ingredients

For the grilled fries:

  • ½ lb Russet potatoes, sliced into ½-inch thick wedges
  • Canola oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder

Toppings suggestions (or you know, ahem, all of them):

  • Grated cheese
  • Salsa verde (or your favorite salsa)
  • Guacamole
  • Sour cream
  • Grilled corn
  • Chopped red onions
  • Fresh or pickled jalapenos
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Chopped chives or scallions
  • Lime juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat (around 600° F). If needed, coat the grill grates with some canola oil.
  2. Soak the potato wedges in a large bowl of hot water for 10 minutes; drain and pat dry. Dry out the bowl and toss the potato wedges with 2 teaspoons oil, a sprinkle of salt and pepper, and the garlic powder in the bowl until well-coated. Ready all of your toppings before proceeding.
  3. Spread the potatoes out over the grill, taking care not to lose any between the grates - this can be tricky. Close the cover and cook for 3-5 minutes. Flip when the bottoms have begun to brown and start to take on some char marks from the grates; cook for an additional 3-4 minutes until browned on the other side.
  4. After you flip the potatoes, turn down the heat on one side of the grill to medium and place a heavy baking sheet or cast iron pan on the grate to preheat. When the potatoes are finished, transfer them to the baking sheet/pan, top with shredded cheese, and close the lid to allow the cheese to melt for just 1-2 minutes. Using pot holders, transfer the very hot baking sheet/pan to a heatproof surface and add the rest of your toppings before serving while the cheese still all hot and bubbly.

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