Ahh, Ithaca. Ithaca!! Brief trip peppered with both spontaneous and planned BBQs, shotgunning beers (ouch), tiny beef sliders, eating cake, late evening gardening, poor attempts at badminton, Gimme! coffee, concerts with friends, art openings with garlic bread, Macro Mamas and debating its true macro-ness (conclusion: decidedly not), living room dance parties to ABBA, old time and whiskey at Felicia’s, and fantasizing about opening the best restaurant ever, just as soon as I win the lottery.

My latest grilling obsession: Yukon potatoes. The big kind, the cheap kind. The cheaper the better. Parboil thick discs in salted water on the stove for 15 minutes. Drain, and toss with marinade: I used smoked paprika, olive oil and sprigs of rosemary. They went on a piping hot grill, flipping frequently, until golden brown and crispy. Perfect plates for toppings and/or condiments: sour cream, ketchup, mustard, bacon, cheese.


2 responses to “APPEAL FROM HEAVEN

  1. ah! you parboiled them! i grilled potatoes recently after marinating them overnight + it was as if i just threw them on the grill with no forethought, the marinade might as well have been the equivalent of the emperor’s clothes:((( now i see, the secret to flavor absorption pre-grill for potatoes = the parboil.

  2. all the grill really does is crisp them up – they’re basically “cooked” after the parboil. oh also they absorb the marinade much nicer when they’re a bit warm… mmmmm…

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