These Crispy No-Fry Potato's on the Traeger Grill are absolutely delicious, and they make an amazing side dish for almost any meal. If you're looking for something that's simple to make and a real crowd-pleaser, you will love this dish!
I recently began experimenting with things to cook on the Traeger grill which does not involve a huge hunk of meat.
What's so cool about this dish is that you are making already crispy potato wedges even more crunchy and delicious. We use dehydrated potato flakes or fake potatoes to add that additional pop of crunchiness.
Does the Traeger Grill Smoke or Roast Foods?
Simply put, it does both. Pellet grills are heated by burning wood pellets. These wood pellets emit smoke which flavors your food.
Think of a pellet grill like an outdoor oven that adds delicious smoky flavors to whatever you are cooking.
Can I use a pellet grill like an oven?
You can use a pellet grill like an oven, and it's simple to do.
In fact, the Traeger Grill already resembles and operates like an oven.
One of the benefits of cooking with a pellet grill like the Traeger is how simple it is to adjust the temperature. Similar to the oven in your kitchen, you set the pellet grill to your desired temperature and its internal thermostat helps it maintain that temperature.
Like your oven, you can set the grill to roast or cook at higher temperatures for faster cooking times or use lower temperatures for smoking.
Temperature control is one of the biggest advantages that pellet grills have over traditional cookers. These grills are designed to maintain a constant temperature, and it’s easy to cook your food perfectly on each rack.
Similar to the oven in your kitchen, pellet grill temperatures are simple to adjust. Just set it to your desired temperature and let the technology do the work.
Pellet grills give the extra added benefit of adding a smoky flavor to your foods.
Pellet grills are a newer variety of smokers that uses digital technology to regulate temperature. It burns a small, cylindrical wood pellet that gives the meat a smokey flavor.
While they were first designed to cook meats, they are now being used more and more in the preparation of other foods such as vegetables and desserts.
What type of wood pellets are best for the Traeger Grill?
I often enjoy using fruitwood pellets like Applewood for this dish. Fruitwood pellets also are delicious for most meats, and especially good for cooking ribs or adding flavor to these smoked meatloaf burgers.
Crispy No-Fry Potato's on the Traeger Grill
- 4-6 medium-sized russet potatoes
- ½ cup cooking oil
- ¼ cup garlic salt
- 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
- 2 tablespoons black pepper
- ⅔ cup fake potato flakes
- Potatoes on the Traeger GrillCut potatoes in half and then into eighths making them into Jo-Jo style wedges.
- In a large salad bowl, add the potato wedges and oil.
- Toss, stir or fold the wedges in the oil until liberally coated. Using a bowl which is two thirds bigger than your pile of potato's makes for easy coating and much less mess.
- After the potatoes are coated with oil sprinkle the seasonings and coat well making sure all the flavors are evenly distributed. Set aside.
- Pre-heat your Traeger grill or whichever grill you are using to around 400F.
- Just before cooking, sprinkle on up to the ⅔ cup of potato flakes on to the seasoned potato wedges. You want to coat the wedges as evenly as possible with the potato flakes and get them to adhere to each of the wedges saturated in oil.
- Spread the wedges onto a foiled baking sheet safe for your grill taking care to keep as many of the flakes on the wedges as possible.
- Grill for 25-35 minutes or until the potato has become golden brown, cooked thru, and developed a crispy, crackling exterior.
- Serve immediately.
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