Thursday, May 28, 2009

URS: Grillin'

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Grilling is one of my favorite parts about summer. Right now, our George Foreman is our grill proxy and we can't wait until we have a grill of our own.

Until then, we just hijack our parent's whenever we're in town ;)

One of our favorite things to grill when visiting Frog Prince's parents are the "famous" white hot dogs. Growing up in the land of the frozen tundra, I never had heard of such a thing. Frog Prince took care of that and introduced me to ...

Zweigle's. Pop-open "white hots" as they're referred to by the locals. They are basically a pork version of a hot dog with great flavor! They are the official ball-park hot dog for all of the regional teams... baseball, hockey and football! Just pop these puppies on the grill and then enjoy a special treat.

Even without a "real grill" these are quite tasty on our Foreman!

One of our favorite "grilling" recipes is Italian Grilled Chicken. This chicken is loaded with flavor and is great accompanied by veggies (like the potato packet -- see recipe below), great in a tasty homemade hamburger bun, or is amazing on top of a salad.

Italian Grilled Chicken

3 T extra virgin olive oil
1 T lemon juice
1 T Italian seasonings
1-2 garlic cloves, minced (or 1 tsp. garlic powder/salt)
1/4 tsp. pepper
4 chicken breasts

Fire up that grill!

Meanwhile, combine all ingredients except chicken, in a microwavable bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute. Stir.

Dip chicken into the mix and coat evenly.

Place on the grill and cook for 6-8 minutes per side until chicken is 165 degrees and juices run clear. Allow to sit for 5 minutes before serving.

And, to accompany these chicken breasts, you can grill up a potato pocket.

Potato Pockets

4 potatoes, sliced thinly
1/2 onion, sliced thinly
1/2 green pepper, diced
1 T butter, melted
salt and pepper, to taste

Slice the potatoes and the onion and toss with diced green pepper. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Pull out a piece of tinfoil and lightly spray it with cooking spray. Place the potato mixture in the center of the tinfoil and cup up the edges slightly. Drizzle with melted butter and then wrap potato mix into a nice tight packet. Place on the grill (usually the upper level) and grill for 10-15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.

To mix things up a bit, change the seasoning... add cheese, or use Italian, or parsley to the potatoes.


  1. We love grilling too. We were blessed to be given a BBQ when we got married but it's getting a bit old now. We might have to look into replacing it soon.

  2. YUM! We love the potato packets. We even put cheese in there sometimes or mushrooms, too. :D

  3. Yum! I add mushrooms to my potato pockets once in awhile.
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Wow, those look good! I like turkey and beef hot dogs! :-)

  5. The potato pockets sound good. I'm going to try that one for Sunday's dinner. Being without an oven for almost a month now - I've been using my outdoor gas grill pretty heavily, so this will be perfect. I made chicken pockets the other night that everyone really enjoyed. These pockets on the other side would have been perfect.


  6. HA! You are the FIRST person I have found that has ever heard of White hotdogs... oh how I miss upstate NY...we don't find these hotdogs in the Pittsburgh was nice to stumble upon this, to stir up those fantastic childhood/family memories!!


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