jamie Beecham


Its grilling time again and love to have most of my food prepared outside on the grill. I just love the flavor of food cooked over charcoal.

This is my favorite way to make a side dish of my new red potatoes, while grilling out.

You may serve these with your favorite bbq meal. Tonight I was in the mood for an old fashioned plain cheese burger. Served with a fresh side of stewed squash out of the garden today.


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4 or 6
20 Min
55 Min


  • ·
    pound or half pound of bacon
  • ·
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 large
    sweet vidalia onion
  • 3
    cloves of fresh grated garlic
  • 5 large
    new red potatoes with the skin on
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • ·
    red pepper , optional



  1. Prepare the charcoal grill and place a cast iron skillet on the grill. I used #8 for this recipe today. The larger the portion made, step up to larger number skillet. I like to use my fathers old cast iron grill to cook on. Be sure to have hot out door grilling mitt to handle the hot skillet.
  2. Place the bacon in the skillet and drizzle a little olive oil on the skillet to prevent the bacon from wanting to stick.
  3. When bacon is done take up and add the grated garlic, let cook a few seconds'
  4. Wash the potatoes well and remove any bad spots but do not need to peel.
    With a mandolin or if you can do this by hand, slice the potatoes in circles.
  5. Slice the onion up in slices loose.
  6. Now add the potatoes in the pan then the onion. Salt and pepper to taste. I like to add a little red pepper too. Let cook stirring them often and do not allow to burn. Add the bacon back whole when the potatoes a feeling tender. As potatoes are cooking stir and keep it up so not to burn and if need add a little more olive oil, depending on how much your bacon grease renders in pan.
  7. Continue to cook and while stirring begin to cut the potatoes with the side of your spoon in half along with cutting the bacon up too with side of spoon. Keep stirring till very tender and done. They should look like these when ready.
  8. Cooking time will very from charcoal cooker. It will depend on how heavy you put on the coals and how far the skillet is from the coals. My complete time on the bacon was 5 minutes and the rest took about 45 minutes to finish.

Printable Recipe Card


Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #cast #iron #grilling

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