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These cast iron roasted new potatoes are my favorite way to prepare potatoes. They have beautiful crispy skin with a perfectly cooked creamy center. Copious amounts of butter and simple seasoning make this potato dish perfect for any meal.

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Why cook with Cast Iron?

Cast iron pans get more use in my house than any other. I have many different shapes and sizes for all different dishes and recipes. Some I have purchased recently but my favorite are the ones passed down from my grandmother. Those cast iron skillets have to be the better part of a century but look as good as the day they were made. You need to treat your cast iron with care seasoning them, washing them properly and storing them in a dry environment.

About once a month normally on a Saturday I’ll oil up my cast iron skillets and set my oven to 450 degrees F. And let them go for a few hours. After that I turn off the oven and let them cool down until it’s time to put them away. I normally use avocado oil because of its neutral flavor and high smoke point. It’s not as cheap as grape seed or canola but it’s much less processed and a lot better for your body in my opinion. If you’re not lucky enough to have been gifted your grandmother's cast iron set, fear not I have a list of my most used cast iron that I think everyone needs.

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Pictured 3.5 Inch Cast Iron Skillet w/ Chesapeake Crab Dip

What are new potatoes?

Most people think of “New” potatoes as any potato that is small or not fully grown. Actually there’s a little more to it. Most potatoes are harvested then stored for weeks to heal any cuts or bruises and allow the peel to set before going to market. New potatoes are freshly dug or harvested and go straight to market without curing.

New potatoes tend to have a higher moisture content and a slightly sweeter flavor. They also have a higher nutrient density since they haven’t been stored for weeks before sale. The higher mineral content gives the potato a earthy flavor that can be slightly bitter

New potatoes can be stored at room temperature for up to 2 weeks but it’s probably best to consume within 7 days for optimal taste and texture. If you store new potatoes in the fridge the natural starches will start to convert to sugar, adding even more sweetness. Refrigeration will also extend the shelf life of the potatoes but do not freeze.

Tips for perfect Roasted New Potatoes

I have 2 methods that I use to make roasted potatoes. Both are great and Will give you perfectly cooked potatoes every time. The first method is to boil the potatoes in salted water for about 12-15 minutes until just barely tender. Then shock them in cold water to halt the cooking process. Then I season the potatoes and place then in a preheated cast iron skillet and roast for another 12-15 minutes at 450 degrees F.

The second method which is what I used for this recipe today is to start the potatoes in a cast iron pan on the stove top. I season the potatoes with salt only and basically pan fry them until the skins of the potatoes begin to brown. Then I put the potatoes in the oven at 450 for about 20-25 minutes until fully cooked. After the potatoes are cooked I add more butter and other seasoning. I toss the potatoes in the butter then let them sit in there on their buttery bath.

Types of new potatoes best for Roasting 

You can find all different varieties of new potatoes at the grocery store these days. Different colors, textures and shapes but at the end of the day they’re all delicious. If you have a favorite type then by all means use that one. I mainly try to find a variety that has a thin waxy skin. Those tend to have a creamy center and crisp up nicely. You can find potato medleys that will have gold, red and purple potatoes.  Try to buy potatoes of similar size so the potatoes cook evenly. If a few of the potatoes are too big just cut the larger ones in half.

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roasted New Potatoes topped with fresh sliced scallions

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Cast Iron Roasted New Potatoes

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Irish
Keyword Cast Iron, New Potatoes, Potato Recipes, Roated Potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 281kcal

Equipment

  • 12″ inch skillet

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Wash potatoes then set on paper towels and pat dry.
  • Place potatoes in a 12 inch cast iron skillet, add avacado oil, half stick of butter and half of the salt.
  • Cook the potatoes over medium heat for about 6-8 minutes turning occasionally until the skin of the potatoes begin to bister. Pace skillet in the oven set to 450 degrees F. Roast for 20-25 minutes until potatoes are fully cooked. Poke with a paring knife to check for doneness.
  • Remove potatoes from the oven and add remaining butter and seasoning. Garnish with fresh scallions

Nutrition

Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 693mg | Potassium: 725mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 401IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition Facts
Cast Iron Roasted New Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 281 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 693mg30%
Potassium 725mg21%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 401IU8%
Vitamin C 34mg41%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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This cook was years in the making. Inspired by cooks from @CPARKTX2 and @The Cen-Tex Smoker many many moons ago, I've had yakitori and onigiri on my mind,  for far too long. So, I dusted off The Japanese Grill book, checked out some other recipes, and got to work.

Onigiri, with miso butter.

Chix thighs with scallions, glazed with the yakitori sauce from The Japanese Grill book. Drumsticks glazed with an orange, soy sauce, yuzu kosho sauce. 

Shisito peppers, cherry ‘maters.

Had a decent spread…  from bottom left – yakitori chix, ‘maters, orange-soy-yuzu legs, shisito pepepers, ‘shrooms with bacon.

All chased with a fair bit of sake :) What a great meal! Relatively simple cook (the prep takes a little time), and the payoff is yuge. Would have eaten a bit earlier if I had fired up another cooker or two, but… lazy.

Caliqueen agreed that we need to do this more often. But, that may have been the sake talking.

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Published Date: 07/25/21

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How to Cook Over a Campfire

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“To poke a wood fire is more solid enjoyment than almost anything else in the world.”

Charles Dudley Warner

19th Century American Writer

 

Feeding yourself and other people during an outdoor adventure can be one of the most gratifying experiences of your culinary life. Whether you’re a car or RV camper, backpacker, biker, boater, or weekend hiker, you can eat exceedingly well. Food always tastes better when cooked over a campfire and seasoned with the Great Outdoors!

However, cooking and/or grilling under primitive conditions can be stressful if you don’t have a plan.

For starters, learn how to light a fire with a minimum of tools. If you own a charcoal- or wood-burning grill, you can practice at home, igniting tinder and adding subsequently larger pieces of fuel. (Click here for more specific directions.) If you are one of those gifted people who can make fire using flint or a bow drill, I salute you. The rest of us must rely on less romantic methods, i.e., matches. (I prefer the long-handled wooden kind.)

An ideal cooking fire has burned down to glowing, white hot embers. Allow plenty of time for this to happen—at least an hour, or maybe two. Burn additional wood on one side of your fire so you can harvest fresh coals for cooking. Neutralize potentially “hangry” appetites by offering no-cook appetizers like an easy charcuterie platter or pre-packaged snacks in advance of the meal.

Equipment: What You’ll Need

Space, weight, and your method of transportation into the backwoods will determine what your batterie de cuisine will look like. At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • A source of flame, whether it be matches or a butane lighter (bring more than one, and make sure they have a full load of butane)
  • Grill gloves
  • At least one skillet or saucepan large enough to cook for your group. If weight isn’t a concern, a lidded Dutch oven can be an asset, especially if it’s accompanied by a tri-pod.
  • A grill grate, preferably one that is supported by legs, or one that can rest on top of stones or green logs. Alternatively, angle similarly-sized green logs around the coals; they act as an impromptu grate.
  • Long-handled tongs
  • A long-handled spoon or spatula
  • Heavy-duty foil
  • Skewers or green sticks carved to a point for grilling meat or kebabs
  • Headlamp for late evening/early morning cooking
  • Flexible plastic cutting boards to use as clean work surfaces or for slicing
  • Sharp knife, preferably one reserved for food preparation

How to Manage Your Fire

Most campfire cooking utilizes direct grilling, i.e., food is exposed directly to the heat. Think burgers, hot dogs, whole fish, or kebabs. You can, however, approximate indirect grilling by angling food toward the fire on sticks or stakes, a method long used by the indigenous people of the American Northwest to cook salmon or other fish, or by moving your food to a cooler part of the fire and covering it with foil or a deep pot lid. You can create a multi-tier fire in the wild just as you can at home by raking the coals to different depths. (Always cook over mature embers and avoid active flames.)

If using a grill grate, allow it to heat up before adding food, especially stick-prone food like fish. (We like to pack a leak-proof bottle of olive oil or other cooking oil.) Flames can be tamed by raking out the coals or topping them with a layer of ash or dirt. Conversely, fanning the coals will increase their heat.

What to Cook

For me, the penultimate backwoods meal is fresh line-caught trout dredged in cornmeal and cooked in a cast-iron skillet by the Gallatin River. But the trout don’t always cooperate. So it’s a good idea to have ingredients on hand for “Plan B.”

Here are several options, from appetizers to dessert. (Note: Do as much prep work as you can at home before heading into the wilderness.)

  • Toast slices of country-style bread, rub each with a raw clove of garlic, and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with dried Italian seasoning or grated aged cheese, such as Manchego or Parmigiano-Reggiano.
  • Plank-Smoked Camembert: This recipe, always a favorite, is easily adapted to a campfire. You could even cook it on a hot stone near the fire.

  • Grilled Sangria: You’ve heard of “glamping,” privileged camping? This libation will set the stage.

  • Grilled Eggs with Prosciutto and Parmesan: So satisfying, you’ll want to repair to your tent or RV for a snooze before pursuing the day’s adventures.

Grilled Eggs with Prosciutto and Parmesan

  • Top prepared pizza crusts or Boboli breads with your favorite toppings and warm over a campfire until the cheese melts.
  • Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Trout: Remember Steven’s first show, BBQ University? It was shot on the banks of a stream, where our cameramen fished for golden trout when they weren’t working. Steven spontaneously added trout wrapped with prosciutto to the day’s menu. Genius!
  • Spruce-Grilled Steaks: An unexpected seasoning flavors these wood-grilled steaks.

Spruce-Grilled Steak

  • Dessert Quesadillas: We love s’mores, of course, but like to mix it up sometimes. Prepare these delectable quesadillas directly on the grill grate or in a cast iron skillet.

Dessert Quesadillas

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For the Best July Yet, 8 Great Recipes for the Grill

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There’s no better month than July in North America to grill or smoke. With Independence Day entertaining now in the rear-view mirror, you can now focus on what you want to grill, whether it be a Beer Can Breakfast Burger for your fishing or camping buddies, fiery Nashville Hot Wings for a tailgate party, or Grilled Key Lime Mojitos and Jamaican Jerk Chicken for an authentic Caribbean blow-out. Make this a month to remember.

Beer-Can Breakfast Burgers
Savory pork, bacon, eggs, and cheese on an English muffin—this high-energy breakfast will fuel summer adventures for hours. They’ll be a hit in your back yard or at your campsite.

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Double-Grilled Summer Vegetable Frittata
Perfect for a weekend brunch or a weeknight dinner, this frittata features an array of grilled fresh vegetables that can change depending on what’s in season. Add meat, if desired—ham, cooked bacon, or chorizo or other sausage.

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Nashville Hot Wings
Incendiary Nashville Hot Chicken “takes wing” in this live fire interpretation. The wings get a double blast of heat from hot red pepper flakes and a cayenne-inflected baste. Said to be invented by a woman eager to take revenge on her tomcatting partner, her plan to turn his favorite fried chicken into a fiery weapon failed when he unexpectedly loved the very spicy chicken.

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Grilled Key Lime Mojitos
One theory about the origins of mojitos is that indigenous South American peoples made a medicinal concoction from limes, mint, and fermented sugar cane. Although a Havana bar disputes that. In any case, Steven’s version of a mojito, made with charred sugared limes, mint, rum, and club soda, will cure whatever ails you. Ernest Hemingway would approve.

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Cherry-Smoked Strip Steak with Cutting Board Sauce
If mastering the reverse-sear method of cooking thicker slabs of meat is on your bucket list this month, start with this recipe. (If you’re unacquainted with the technique, it involves a low and slow smoke with wood chips or chunks followed by a quick sear.) New York chef Adam Perry Lang gets the credit for developing this easy complementary board sauce using chiles, herbs, and meat juices.

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Jamaican Jerk Chicken
Were you aware that spicy foods actually help a body handle heat by causing it to perspire? Just look at the repertoire of hot foods in the world; they’re mostly from the steamier latitudes. Take Jamaican Jerk Chicken, for example. Steven’s version is super-authentic. Cooked over pimento wood (or alternatives), it’s a reason to party. Find pimento wood here.

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Grilled Swordfish Steaks with Golden Raisin Chimichurri
Line-caught swordfish is a summer staple in the Raichlen household. Though often served with grill-blistered cherry tomatoes and a green salad, Steven likes to mix things up by serving this meaty fish with a jewel-like chimichurri and golden raisins. Dinner party worthy? Hell, yes.

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Smoky Bourbon Peach Cobbler
This recipe, which came from our friend Russ Faulk, chief designer at Kalamazoo Gourmet, combines two Southern barbecue staples—fresh Georgia peaches and pecan wood. Ooops. Did we mention bourbon? Cooked in a cast iron skillet, it is a sublime example of cobbler and will wow summer guests. We’ve even been guilty of adding slivers of bacon to the filling. For more of Russ’s recipes, check out his book Food + Fire.

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