Grilled Baby Potatoes with Dijon Mustard & Herbs
My husband, Michael, grills these potatoes whenever we have people over for a cookout. (Read: they’re easy!) What makes them special is the thick Dijon mustard marinade, which gives them bold flavor and a crispy texture. The key is to fully cook the potatoes before they ever hit the grill. Yes, it does add an extra step but it’s worth it, especially if you’re entertaining. By boiling the potatoes first, you can get most of the recipe done ahead of time. And, more importantly, you can ensure that the potatoes are perfectly cooked — not charred on the outside and raw on the inside.
Begin by cooking the potatoes. Place them in a single layer in a medium saucepan and cover with an inch of water. Bring to a boil, and then simmer for 12 minutes.
To stop the cooking process and quickly cool the potatoes, drain and then run under cold water.
Meanwhile, make the sauce by combining the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper.
Whisk until smooth.
Gently toss the cooled potatoes with the mustard sauce.
Then grill for about 3 minutes per side, until crisp and slightly charred.
Transfer the potatoes to a serving dish and sprinkle with fresh parsley to add a pop of color, if you like.
Grilled Baby Potatoes with Dijon Mustard & Thyme
- 1 pound baby Yukon Gold potatoes
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise, best quality such as Hellman's or Duke's
- 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme (rosemary would also work well, or a combination)
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parsley, for garnish (optional)
- Place the potatoes in a medium pot; add water to cover by 1 inch and 1 tablespoon of the salt. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce the heat and simmer until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a sharp knife, about 12 minutes. Drain the potatoes; then place them back in the pan and run under cold water to cool.
- Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, the Dijon mustard, remaining teaspoon salt, pepper, garlic and thyme.
- Drain the potatoes and slice them in half. Add to the Dijon mustard sauce and toss to coat evenly, taking care not to smash the potatoes.
- Clean and oil the grill grate. Place the potatoes on the grill and cook, covered, for about 3 minutes, or until you see nice grill marks on the first side. Using tongs, turn the potatoes and grill about 3 minutes more, until crisp and golden all over. Transfer the potatoes to a serving platter and sprinkle with chopped parsley (if using).
- Note: Potatoes can be boiled 1 day ahead of time. Bring to room temperature before grilling.
- Per serving (6 servings)
- Calories: 134
- Fat: 8g
- Carbohydrates: 14g
- Sugar: 1g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 2g
- Sodium: 503mg
- Cholesterol: 4mg
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