Sautéed Potatoes or ‘Hots'


Everyone loves roast potatoes but these are just as good and much quicker to do. My niece and nephew call them ‘Hots’ and they love them, albeit without the rosemary but they’ll get that later in life I’m sure. 

This recipe uses baby potatoes which can be cooked simply and quickly on any cast iron surface on your BBQ, whether it be a pan, a Dutch Oven or as I us the half moon cast iron griddle.


  • Baby potatoes (can be new, charlotte or any other type)
  • Olive oil
  • Maldon sea salt
  • Sprigs or chopped rosemary


  1. Chop your potatoes in half or quarters. We’re after all the chunks to be roughly the same size.
  2. Part boil them in a normal pan on your hob. We’re aiming for them to have a little bit of bite left, not be completely cooked.
  3. Drain and allow to steam dry.
  4. Setup your BBQ with the cast iron surface directly above the heat. You want your BBQ to be at a medium heat, 180C for the Big Green Egg.
  5. Preheat your cast iron surface.
  6. Add some oil before adding the potatoes. 
  7. Now add a generous amount more of oil, we’re almost frying them.
  8. Turn occasionally, cooking for about 10 minutes.
  9. For the last 2-3 mins add rosemary and a generous amount of Maldon sea salt. 

Now if you don’t like these there is something wrong with you! 

© Nic Williams 2014