Spicy Grilled Potatoes, Secret Recipe Club

Did I mention that I’ve been a bit bored with food blogging lately?

In the last nine years, between my blog(s) and sites I’ve posted somewhere between 1500 and 2000 recipes.

More often than not, now when I look at the chicken breasts or zucchini or whatever, I can’t think of a single thing to do that I haven’t already done.

It’s easier in the winter, when I cook indoors, but summer grilling is more limiting.

I decided I needed inspiration.

I did two things…..

I ordered a spiralizer.

I know, I know…. When that craze started I swore I would never succumb and that a sharp knife was all I needed.

But I wanted a new toy, so there you have it. At least it’s not a case of mason jars.

The other thing I did was join the Secret Recipe Club.SRC-300x75

I thought something that would force encourage me to discover new blogs might also inspire me to become creative again.

It’s a simple premise….

Each month each blogger in the group is assigned a blog, in secret. One chooses a recipe to recreate and, on the assigned day, all is revealed.

I found this recipe on Casa Costello.

More about that later….. On to the food.

Spicy Grilled Potatoes

Total time: 30 minutes


  • 2 medium potatoes, cut into chunks
  • 1 red onion, cut into wedges
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp celery salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbs Herbes de Provence
  • 1 tbs olive oil

Spicy Grilled Potatoes


  • Put all ingredients except potatoes and onion, into a large bowl and mix well.
  • Add potatoes, onion and stir, coating thoroughly.
  • Put them into an old metal pie plate or cake tin or foil barbecue container.
  • Cook on barbecue (grill) for 25 – 30 minutes or until done. Stir occasionally as they tend to develop ‘hot spots’ and can get a little crispy.
  • Or you can roast them in the oven.  Arrange on a baking sheet with rim. Bake at 400F for 30 minutes.
  • Remove and serve.

Print Recipe

To see the original recipe, Spicy Herby Potatoes, visit Casa Costello…. Helen is cooking for a family of 5 so her portions are a bit different.

And while you’re there, check out the savory Bacon Mushroom Muffins.

If you’re a baker, definitely check out her recipe index. She has lots and lots of cakes and cookies and desserts…. Oh My!

Now, about that new spiralizer….

I don’t have it yet. Amazon assures me it will be delivered this week. I have to admit that the primary reason I gave in to peer pressure was that my zucchini plants are already going crazy and my freezer is filling up fast. Since mon mari is giving up on pasta and it’s too early for spaghetti squash I’m thinking ‘Zoodles’.

Watch this space…..

Last update on July 6, 2015

10 thoughts on “Spicy Grilled Potatoes, Secret Recipe Club”

  1. You will LOVE your spiralizer. I held out too, and now I use it once or twice a week AT LEAST. It’s particularly well suited I think to summer meals. Meanwhile, a big huge welcome to the Secret Recipe Club – I love the recipe you chose 🙂 Great pick! (1500-2000 recipes??? Holy cow! That’s impressive!!)

  2. I know what you mean about “been there, done that,” and I haven’t done nearly as much as you. But I still get a kick out of your stories of life with the puppies and ton mari, so I’m glad you are finding new inspiration.

  3. Welcome to the Secret Recipe Club. You will LOVE it! 1500 to 2000 recipes?! That is impressive! You should be very proud. Now about those potatoes… They look delicious! We cook outdoors a few times every month, and will be trying this at our next family cookout.

  4. WimpyVegetarian, I can wait to try it! I have so many veggies in my garden right now. And thanks for the welcome!

    Thanks, Chit Chat – I think it’s working 😉

    Thanks, Sara… we loved them,

    Zoomie, like I said it’s easier in the winter when I do all the cooking…. but I think my 2 plans will help.

    Lori, outdoors is best in summer LOL

    Kate, me too ‘-)

    LeslieLimon, thanks! The potatoes were great – and we cook everything outdoors in the summer…. well, the hubs does. I do winter…

  5. What’s a spiralizer??

    Ha! i can’t stop thinking that the secret recipe club isn’t very good at keeping a secret. …of course, that was before I actually read the rules. Your secret potatoes sound great!

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