Grilled (err…broiled) potato slices with salt and vinegar

November 16, 2009 · 31 comments

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I haven’t really had any of the pregnancy craving clichés.  I don’t send Tom out at midnight for ice cream, I don’t make strawberry jelly and potato chip sandwiches, and I haven’t started inhaling things I typically find repulsive, like mayonnaise.  I have been craving acid, though.  But, this isn’t really out of the ordinary for me.  I’ve always loved pickles, I like anything with citrus, and I eat my french fries with malt vinegar. And, that bag of salt and vinegar chips Tom came home with one day from the grocery store most certainly did not go to waste.

As soon as I saw this recipe, I knew I would love it.   Potatoes and vinegar are a match made in heaven.  Add to that the fact that these take no time to prepare and helped me use up the ridiculous amount of potatoes in my kitchen, and we had a deal.  I broiled these potatoes rather than grilling them because it was so much easier and had the same effect. I didn’t have fingerlings, so I used russets which worked perfectly fine.  I did add a little more vinegar than the recipe called for in order to cover the potatoes so they would all cook evenly.  These were so easy and tasted great  – a healthier riff on salt and vinegar chips and a great side dish for a lot of meals!

Grilled/Broiled Potato Slices with Salt and Vinegar

Serves 4
Marth Stewart

1 lb. potatoes, cut into 1/4″ slices
2 cups white vinegar (or enough to cover potatoes)
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
coarse salt and pepper

Make sure vinegar covers potatoes in a medium saucepan, and then bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer until just fork tender, about 5 minutes.  Let potatoes cool in the vinegar for 30 minutes.  Drain well.

Preheat the broiler.  Toss the potatoes with oil, salt and pepper. and place in one layer on a broiler-safe pan.  Broil until crispy and browned on top, just a few minutes, rotating the pan if necessary.  Sprinkle with additional coarse salt before serving.

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Elizabeth November 16, 2009 at 2:42 pm

delicious and healthy!
I have never tried vinegar with potatoes, I think I will now!


Stephanie November 16, 2009 at 3:43 pm

These look amazing! I always get stuck with potatoes and figuring out what else to do with them.

If it makes you feel any better I haven’t had any crazy cravings either and I’m heading into my 3rd trimester. There are things I’d like to eat but none of it is anything I’d sent the hubs out to get.


Amanda November 16, 2009 at 4:38 pm

Oh my gosh this really really sounds good. Bookmarking!


Peter G November 16, 2009 at 8:10 pm

What an interesting take on salt and vinegar chips! Now where’s the beer?


heather November 16, 2009 at 8:13 pm

I just made these last night to go along with oven-roasted fish in white wine and lemon sauce! Small [food] world, right?




Bellini Valli November 16, 2009 at 9:25 pm

Did I hear you say salt & vinegar potato chips….I craved these for years. This is a wonderful alternative Elly!!!!!!


nina November 16, 2009 at 10:36 pm

Mmmmm definitely going to try this!!!! Chips is a bit of a treat around here, because of the fat content, but this is a super idea!!


tasteofbeirut November 16, 2009 at 11:34 pm

how unusual! my curiosity is piqued and i want to try it~I have always associated lemon with potatoes, but why not?


Joan Nova November 17, 2009 at 5:59 am

What a great (and different) side! Love it – and I really can’t wait to try it.


brannyboilsover November 17, 2009 at 7:21 am

These look great. I, too, have an abundance of potatoes on my hands since they were on sale 10lbs/$1.50!


Mrs. Mordecai November 17, 2009 at 12:41 pm

Oh, my! I can’t wait to try this. I never buy potato chips, but I love salt and vinegar.


Kristen November 17, 2009 at 12:47 pm

that sounds terrific. I have a few salt & vinegar chip lovers in the house, these have to be much better than those of the junk food variety. A real side dish!


Peter November 17, 2009 at 3:26 pm

LOL and yum! Pregnancy breeds (sorry for the pun) some delicious food ideas!


Kerstin November 17, 2009 at 11:29 pm

What a great idea – I love salt and vinegar chips and would gobble these right up!


katie November 18, 2009 at 10:06 am

I seriously love potatoes. We always do oven fries, but these look like a great, and more delicious alternative to that. we’ll have to try this at our house! :)


Kristen November 18, 2009 at 8:07 pm

Very delicious recipe! I love trying new potatoe recipes, since me and my boyfriend are always eating potatoes. I will definetly make them again!


Maria November 18, 2009 at 9:22 pm

I too am always looking for something new to do with potatoes and this sounds great. My husband loves the vinegar and salt potato chips so I am sure he’d think these were amazing.


tobias cooks! November 20, 2009 at 2:40 pm

I love potatoes when they are so crusty! Looks delish.


Ivy November 20, 2009 at 3:19 pm

I love crisps with vinegar and salt although I have reduced the amount of salt considerably in my cooking.
Judging from what I craved during my pregnancies, I’d say that this is going to be a boy :)


Cara November 21, 2009 at 1:38 pm

These sound great! I am not a big potato chip person but I’d be interested in trying them. PS that is one little itty piece of chicken!


elly November 21, 2009 at 7:51 pm

Hah! It wasn’t the biggest piece, for sure, but I think the super close up of the potatoes makes them look ginormous and everything else look a little smaller. :)


Cynthia Nelson November 21, 2009 at 4:25 pm

Elly, the potatoes are not too tart?


elly November 21, 2009 at 7:51 pm

I don’t think they are too tart, Cynthia. Of course, as I said I usually eat fries with a healthy dose of malt vinegar right on top. These are less acidic than that application.


foodietwoshoes December 7, 2009 at 3:43 pm

I am always looking for new takes on potatoes. Thanks for sharing this one!


charcoal grill January 13, 2010 at 8:46 am

Oh yes, those ingredients got me drooling to! You did a great job, the dish looks yummee!!!


Ashley February 2, 2010 at 4:37 pm

MMM… enjoying these now! Now I can have salt and vinegar chips any time I want!!


altcreations May 21, 2010 at 9:06 pm

This is what I’m going through in my pregnancy! I CANNOT get enough of 1. potatoes 2. vinegar. Thanks for the recipe…I’m cooking them now.


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