Grilled Potatoes & Carrots Dijon; the bike path

Do you have a grill pan?

We still have a couple of them, which is good because they are becoming harder to find.

A grill pan is a pan that’s used for cooking vegetables on the barbecue grill.

For me, the perfect grill pan is a cheap, aluminum, oblong cake pan. It’s not easy to find a cheap aluminum pan of any shape or size. There are glass lasagne pans or non-stick steel cake pans and triple-layered copper and gold pans (kidding) that range from not cheap to outright expensive.

Cheap aluminum is really best.

It heats up quickly – which is good.

It’s cheap, which is better.

You can use it on any type of grill which means the bottom is going to get dirty and smoky and black. I always wash the inside of the pan (obviously) but never bother with the outside. It’s going to be sitting over flames the next time we use it….

I don’t know why (mon mari does the outdoor cooking) but it also tends to get dings and dents in it.(being aluminum and all) When it gets too crusty-looking it gets recycled and I break out a new one.

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Grilled Potatoes & Carrots Dijon

Dijon-style mustard lends a bite to these roasted vegetables, not much…. Just a little, to make them interesting. They can be done on the barbecue or in the oven; either way, stir them once or twice.

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Vegetables
  • Method: Grilling


  • 2 medium potatoes, cut into wedges
  • 23 carrots, cut into sticks
  • 4 shallots, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 tbs Dijon-style mustard
  • 1 tbs whole grain mustard
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp thyme


  • Put mustards, oil, garlic powder, and thyme into medium bowl and mix well – it will get thick.
  • Add potatoes, carrots, shallots, and toss well to coat.
  • Put them in a grill pan and cook over direct heat on the barbecue, stirring frequently until brown and done, 20 – 25 minutes
  • Or over indirect heat for 35 – 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove and serve.


You could put them in a roasting pan or on a baking sheet and bake at 400F (200C) for 35 minutes, stirring once or twice.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 325
  • Sugar: 10.4 g
  • Sodium: 475.4 mg
  • Fat: 15.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.1 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 42 g
  • Fiber: 8.6 g
  • Protein: 4.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: grilled potatoes, carrots, Dijon mustard

Grilled Potatoes & Carrots Dijon

I’ll add that I’ve used the ‘disposable’ aluminum foil pans when desperate but they are not very sturdy.

We’ve been riding our bikes every week this summer and it’s been wonderful getting back out on the paths.

We ride on the path that goes next to the Canal de Garonne, which was built between 1838 – 1856.

It’s flat riding, except for the bits that go over bridges, or through towns or around marinas.

The path is for bicycles and walkers.

This being France, there are, of course, traffic signs. You can see the blue sign in the photo.

In this case, although it’s hard to tell in the photo, the main path curves to the right and goes under the bridge. The part you see going up to the bridge (with the sign banning horses and motorcycles) is for getting off the path.

The sign says to go slow and stay to the right. There is a white center line with speed bumps going under the bridge….

This is 2-lane bike traffic, after all.

6 thoughts on “Grilled Potatoes & Carrots Dijon; the bike path”

  1. No photos would load when I was reading your blog…so just had to imagine the signage ! I would love to be able to be out riding by the canal with you .,

    • We would love to have you…. but only virtually, for now. Sigh…
      As to the photos – thought I had that bit fixed. Apparently not. Will try again.

  2. What a beautiful view and ride that must be in person! How far from you is that? I’m guessing it’s too far to ride to.

    I use those disposable aluminum pans. They’re so cheap here, I double them so they’re sturdy and I don’t notice any real difference in the way veggies grill in them. 🙂

    • It’s a half hour drive to our usual starting point. There are 3 places along the canal that we can drive to that have picnic tables and a park area. We park, ride our bikes for 2 hours, than have a picnic. The canals are lovely to ride along, always shady and cool.

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