Grilled French Fries

Grilled French Fries are incredibly  crispy cooked on the outdoor grill, perfect  for backyard burgers  or camping  trips.

Grilled French Fries

Grilled French Fries

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Grilled French Fries are my recipe of the day for BBQ  Week blogging event. I  will be  posting several recipes this week, but you can follow all week long with all the bloggers by hunting #BBQWeek on social  media.

How Do You Grill  French Fries?

It is an easy  enough operation to do fries on the grill. We can achieve this using frozen French  fries, which are partially  cooked before freezing, and usually bake  in an  oven.

Grilling them on a mesh rack with the lid closed creates an oven-like environment that is also filled with smoke.  This adds the most wonderful flavor!

Grilled French Fries

Are Grilled French  fries crispy?

You might be amazed at  the difference using  frozen  fries makes. Instead of having something  similar to a roasted potato wedge, the krinkle  cut fries get as crispy as if you made them  in your kitchen oven. And they have little charred edges which are just wonderful.

Are Grilled  French fries more healthy?

Grilled French  fries are  obviously  lower  in fat than deep fried potatoes. They do compare  to doing  frozen fries in  either the oven or air fryer.

Do You Need a Grill Basket for  Grilled French  Fries?

It is  probably a good idea to use either a grill basket or mesh grate to cook your  potatoes on.  The fries  with  be turned frequently to prevent burning. And  as they turn, you don’t really want those falling  through your regular  grate.

What to Serve with  Grilled French Fries?

Grilled French  fries are the  perfect accompaniment to backyard burgers, steaks and many  kinds  of barbecue  or sandwiches.

Do My Potatoes Need  to Be Frozen?

You can start them rock solid frozen on the grill, just as with cooking frozen fries indoors. As well, you  can pack a bag  of frozen fries to take with you to a remote or park cookout  or even camping. Just keep those chilled in the  cooler. They will grill up thawed in  almost  the  same amount of time as the frozen ones. Give or take a minute or two.

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Grilled French Fries

Grilled French Fries

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Grilled French Fries

Grilled French Fries

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • BBQ Grill
  • Mesh Grill Grate or Grilling Basket


  • 16 ounce bag frozen krinkle cut French fries (can also be thawed)
  • 1-2 tablespoons oil
  • salt (as needed)
  • ketchup or bbq sauce (for dipping)


  • Place mesh grate or grill basket on the grill and heat grill to around 325-350F.
  • Lightly drizzle frozen or thawed fries with oil.
  • Place fries on the grill grate and close lid.
  • Grill for about 20-25 minutes, turning occasionally to prevent scorching, until they are golden and crisp.
  • Season to taste with salt and serve hot with dipping sauces.


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