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Guilt-free crispy grilled potato “fries” made right outside on the grill!

Guilt-free crispy grilled potato "fries" made right outside on the grill!Grilled Potatoes


When the weather gets hot in New York, I like to take the cooking outside. Grilling is usually my husband’s job, but lately I’ve been having fun exploring the many things you can make outside on the grill all on my own, it’s really not that hard!

Take these fries, who says you can’t make fries outside on the grill? They turn out crispy and delicious without deep frying or heating up the kitchen and you can even grill your turkey burgers along side them.

Guilt-free crispy grilled potato "fries" made right outside on the grill!

Yes, you can have your carbs, just have them in moderation. Serve them with some homemade ketchup and enjoy!!

PS- You can find the crinkle cutter on Amazon!

Guilt-free crispy grilled potato "fries" made right outside on the grill!

Guilt-free crispy grilled potato "fries" made right outside on the grill!
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Grilled Potatoes

172.4 Cals 3.5 Protein 29.3 Carbs 4.8 Fats
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Yield: 2 servings
COURSE: Appetizer, Lunch
CUISINE: American
Guilt-free crispy grilled potato "fries" made right outside on the grill!


  • 2 13 oz total medium russet potatoes, washed
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • sea salt and fresh cracked pepper


  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat (an indoor grill would work too).
  • Cut potatoes into 1/4-inch thick slices. I used a fancy crinkle knife with ridges but straight cuts are fine.
  • Toss the potatoes with olive oil. Add salt, and pepper to your taste.
  • Reduce heat on the grill to medium and lay the potatoes slices straight onto the grill; close the lid.
  • Cook until the potatoes are golden on one side, about 6 to 10 minutes, making sure they don't burn and adjusting flame accordingly.
  • Turn and cook until tender inside when pierced with a fork, but slightly crisp and golden brown on the outside.
  • Remove from grill, and serve immediately.


Serving: 1potato, Calories: 172.4kcal, Carbohydrates: 29.3g, Protein: 3.5g, Fat: 4.8g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Sodium: 11.1mg, Fiber: 3.1g, Sugar: 1.8g
WW Points Plus: 4
Keywords: crinkle cut fries, grilled french fries, Grilled Potatoes, healthy homemade french fries, homemade waffle fries

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  1. It’s great to see someone posting a grilled potatoes recipe similar to the way my father and I have been doing it since the early 70s. I love the crinkle cut idea. Our recipe calls for a straight cut and (any) Italian salad dressing for basting. We serve them with sour cream. I believe our recipe originated from a old 60s Betty Crocker BBQ cookbook. A variation I started several years ago is to arrange the finished potatoes on a baking sheet, covering them with shredded cheddar cheese, and melt the cheese under a broiler. Top with bacon bits and chopped green onions – BBQ potato skins!

  2. Could you make these and put them in the airfrier?

  3. These are wonderful!  So easy !!!  I never met a potato I did not like and now I don’t have to feel guilty about “fries”.  

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  6. Just made these…even my hubby (who's a picky eater) ate them. I got inspired and made grilled eggplant too (had one that was about to go bad). I paired with your Pepper Steak Stir Fry recipe…Delicious!

  7. Ohh these look so yum! My hubby loves french fries, but we all know ther are not the healthiest option! This looks like a great compromise 🙂 Thnaks for sharing!..

  8. These look great. I found a new Lawry's seasoned salt at the store that's chili/garlic seasoning. I'm going to try it with that.

  9. how many do you get for the four points?

  10. Gina, these were great! Grill was tied up with london broil, so I used the oven-35 min at 425 and flipped them halfway. Big hit! Thank you; new fan here!

  11. One potato per serving.

  12. This is probably a silly question but is the serving size two slices from one potato or one whole potato since we're using 2 for the recipe?

  13. my boyfriend just took one off the grill and had me try one! heavenly!!! i put rosemary and garlic salt on them which added an amazing flavor! i cant wait until they are all done!! yumm!!

  14. I tried these potatoes 2 days ago and they were delish didnt have the fancy cutter so i just cut them into round circles but it worked 🙂

  15. Yummy! Made these tonight and sprinkled them with a little Italian seasoning! Amazing! Thanks Gina!

  16. I saw a different recipe for oven fries on here, I think it was here anyway. They looked like fresh fried, french fries. Does anyone have the recipe link? Thanks!

  17. I made these for dinner the other day – they were great!!

  18. Can't wait to try these with my Pampered Chef grill pan & grill press!!! 🙂

  19. I started doing this about 30 years ago. Sweet potatoes are good cut in quarters, like joes and brushed with a little olive oil and sprinkled with cinnamon.

  20. I'll be trying this with sweet potatoes this evening.

  21. what would be the points if you did it with a sweet potato?

  22. We're currently traveling in an RV with no oven so EVERYTHING gets cooked on our Weber Q! I've found that putting a pizza stone on the Q and then "baking" whatever I'm going to bake on tinfoil works out great. I make potato slices this way often. I just mist them with olive oil using the misto and sprinkle with salt. I think I'll try your fried pickles on the grill. Spending the summer in North Dakota I'm having withdrawals of southern food!

  23. Made these last night, so good! Thanks for the idea.

  24. Did these last night, and added a sprinkle of parmesan cheese on top. YUM!!!!

  25. This just seems like an obvious recipe, but I've never thought of doing it. I can't wait to make them with some garlic salt!

  26. After you cut the potatoes….if you soak them in cold water and pat them dry before you sprinkle with oil they will be crisper when you are finished cooking them. FYI

  27. I have made these in the oven but never on the grill. They look so perfectly wrinkled. Time to get a new wrinkle cutter since mine is so dull. I just made some homemade ketchup but it came out so runny. I am going to try yours since it looks much thicker.

  28. Made your ketchup and these tonight and both are going in the dinner rotation. Thanks!

  29. Do you think you could do these on a small Foreman grill?

  30. I do these all the time in the oven or toaster oven, but add rosemary. DELISH!

  31. This is such a fantastic alternative to greasy, deep-fried fries! I love any kind of grilled veggies, especially potatoes. I'm going to have to get that crinkle knife…hands down.

  32. adding these to my bbq menu for saturday! thanks for sharing!

  33. I have a grilling basket that I like to use to grill my veggies so they don't slide through the grates. Is that okay to use, or should the potatoes be directly on the grill?

  34. If you cut them up like regular french fries you can use the stir fry pans (deep pans with lots of holes in them) to cook up a batch quickly and keep them from falling into the bottom while cooking other things. We do these all summer long with some seasoning salt – YUM!

  35. I love grilled potatoes! A perfect side for summer!

  36. I love, love, love grilled potatoes. I usually don't do anything nearly as fancy though! I love the krinkle cutter.

  37. Silly question, but when you toss them (in oil)..what is the best way? Do you prefer a bowl or a ziplock baggie? Thanks!

  38. They look kind of raw.

  39. I just have to add in here, I almost never cook inside in the summer. I have even baked cookies out on the grill. Just recently while camping I used the little Webber Q grill to bake cookies.

    • fun!

    • So curious about the cookie baking on the Weber Q. We're currently traveling in an RV with no oven. I've made pizza and even tater tots on the grill. But haven't had the nerve to try cookies yet.

  40. Just have to go clean the grill first – we are messy bbqers in our house.

  41. Yum! But I don't have a grill at all. And I try to stay away from white potatoes. So I'll have to try adapting this to sweet potatoes and a broiler… 😉

    • We make sweet potato fries all the time. A bit of olive oil and some seasoning salt and they are fantastic! We use a really dark black pan and cook them in the oven in the winter and they turn out quite good as well!

  42. These look delicious, but I can already picture them getting horribly stuck to the grill and falling through the cracks.. I would highly suggest making these on an indoor grill with LOTS of non-stick spray.

  43. Would this work with red potatoes? I'd like to make them tonight but dont have any russets on hand.

  44. That looks amazing!
    Do you think these will work on an indoor grill?
    I live in an apartment 🙁

  45. Made these on my old George foreman grill, no temp settings, took about 11 minutes, these are awesome!

    • Thanks for your post. Have a new George Foreman grill, no temp setting. Appreciate this!

    • Thanks for the time on this! 🙂 I am making these on my Foreman grill tonight & didn't know how long they would take. Now I have a good idea! Thanks so much!!

  46. I added a link from Amazon for the crinkle cutter for those of you who asked.

  47. this is going on the grill tonight with vegi burgers! thank you!

  48. Good idea 🙂

  49. Looks delicious!

  50. Yes, where did you get the knife? I must know !! They look so perfectly crisp!

    • If you click on the name of the knife (crinkle cutter) in the recipe it takes you straight to amazon. It's $5.40.

  51. where did you get the knife?

    • You can buy this great inexpensive crinkle cutter at any Sur la Table store.

    • Or you can get in touch with your local Pampered Chef Consultant for a "Crinkle Cutter". If you don't have anyone local email me and I can get one to you. easytoprepare at

  52. I'd eat these daily!

  53. will definately try!! they look sooo good!!

  54. These look delicious! I will definitely give them a try on the barbecue now that it's becoming too hot to cook indoors.

  55. Yum, these look awesome!

  56. Now I know what I want to do with the remaining few potatoes hanging around my kitchen! 🙂

  57. Ooo yum!! Could these be made on a george foreman grill?

  58. I have been on a potato kick lately and these look delicious (and healthy!). And I want that knife! 🙂

  59. YUMMY!!! I am going to make these tonight with the Buffalo Turkey Burgers with/Blue Cheese Broccoli Slaw!!! Can't wait! Thank you so much!

  60. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!!

  61. Yum! Why haven't I thought of this?! Actually thinking of making turkey burgers tonight so this came at just the right time.

  62. this looks awesome! Can't wait to try them!

  63. Where did you get that knife?! I need one of those!

  64. These look fantastic!! Such a great way to get the crispiness without frying!

  65. I think I just drooled a little bit!

  66. We make these all of the time….and I love them! We sometimes just spray them with Pam too! But we don't have the fancy ridges! I love your recipes!

  67. yummmmmm

  68. These look so yummy!!!

  69. So simple to make! I might add a little seasoned salt (minus the sugar) to add a little flavor. Then I won't need the ketchup!

  70. So fancy! Makes me want one of those knives!