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Sour Cream and Onion Spiced Grilled Tornado Potatoes
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Sour Cream and Onion-Spiced Grilled Tornado Potatoes

Skip the deep fryer and try our lightened-up version of the curly-fry-meets-potato-chip in this recipe for tornado potatoes. Spiced with a robust blend of McCormick® Dill, Chives and Onion Powder, these skewered and grilled taters are loaded with savory flavor. Pair with grilled turkey burgers for a hearty meal.

Recipe created by two-time "Chopped" champ, Chef James Briscione. He brings creativity to the table with bold flavors and spices in his new Food Network cooking show, "Man Crafted."  

  • 25m

    prep time

  • 22m

    Cook Time

  • 11



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  • Prepare a grill for cooking over medium heat.

  • In a bowl, whisk together the milk powder, Parmesan, chives, dill, onion powder, granulated garlic, parsley, salt and sugar. Mix thoroughly to combine.

  • Place the olive oil in a separate bowl and mix in 1 tablespoon of the spice mixture.

  • Insert a bamboo skewer lengthwise through the center of each potato. With a sharp paring knife, cut a potato in a spiral pattern all the way down to the skewer, beginning at the top of the potato with the knife set at a 15 to 20 degree angle. Rotate the potato as you cut until the entire the potato is cut through in a spiral pattern. Stretch the potato down the skewer. Repeat with the remaining potatoes.

  • Set each skewer over a piece of aluminum foil. Brush each of the potatoes with a generous amount of the oil mixture, reserving a third for later. Wrap the potatoes in the foil, closing both ends so the oil cannot escape. Place on the grill and cook 8 minutes, then flip and cook 8 minutes more. Remove from the grill and let rest until cool enough to handle. (Leave the grill on.)

  • Remove the skewers from the foil. Brush each potato with some of the remaining oil mixture and return to the grill until well browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a platter and sprinkle each with more of the dry spice mixture. (Extra spice mixture can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 months.)

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