In Harvest Recipe for September: Potatoes
As a new feature to our blog and recipe section, we will be highlighting a seasonal product in a smoking or natural wood-fired grilled recipe, to help you take advantage of the wonderful seasonal offerings we have for fruits and vegetables. For the most part, we will be following the harvest schedule in the Northeast but may occasionally make reference to a different region’s harvest schedule.
For September, we our highlighting potatoes! One of my favorite variety of potatoes is Fingerlings. Feel free to modify the recipe below to your preferred ingredients.
2 lbs. fingerling potatoes*, scrubbed and cut into ½-inch lengths
1/4 cup olive oil
½ lb. thick sliced pancetta*, cut into 1/3-inch cubes, cooked
salt and fresh ground pepper
1 onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup finely chopped dill or 2-1/2 Tablespoons of prepared dill
* may substitute any variety of potato and regular bacon for the pancetta
Wild Cherry and Ash hardwoods (cherry for a tart flavor and Ash for its moisture infusion)
Tear a large piece of foil to make a pouch or use a disposable cake foil pan. If using a disposable pan, also cut a foil sheet that covers the pan.
Place the pre-cut fingerling potatoes, cooked pancetta, sliced onion, and dill in the foil pan or pouch. Add salt and fresh pepper to preference. Toss all ingredients together then drizzle the 1/4 cup of olive oil over the ingredients. Mix thoroughly.
Place foil pan or pouch on pre-lite charcoal grill, with woods placed directly under the mixture. Allow to cook/smoke until potatoes become tender (about 2-1/2 hours at 200 degrees). Serve warm.