Midwestern Picnic

Joan's New Potatoes

These potatos, from Joan Laux of Valparaiso, Indiana, are best served hot off the grill.

  • 12 to 15 tiny whole new potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 2 tablespoons chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed
  • Dash garlic powder

1. Scrub potatoes. Cut each in half, or quarter extra-large potatoes. Place in a microwave-safe 1 1/2-quart casserole with the water. Microcook, covered, on 100% power (high) for 4 to 5 minutes or till just tender, stirring once. Drain and cool the potatoes slightly.

2. In a medium bowl, stir together mayonnaise or salad dressing, chicken broth, Italian seasoning and garlic powder till well combined. Add potatoes; toss to coat. Cover and chill the mixture for at least 1 hour.

3. Thread potatoes onto 4 long skewers, leaving about 1/4 inch between pieces. Grill kabobs in an uncovered grill directly over medium coals 12 to 14 minutes or till golden, turning occasionally. Makes 4 to 6 side-dish servings.

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