Peanut butter and jelly. Cheese and wine. Like all of our favorite food pairings, the duo of BBQ and potatoes is simple and satisfying—and why mess with perfection? Just read on as we share a few flavorful ways to enjoy BBQ and potatoes in honor of National Potato Month this September!
What makes a must-eat pairing?
Meat and potatoes have always formed a flavorful comfort food duo—and when it comes to BBQ and potatoes, the link is even stronger! Whether in fry or salad form, the mild, familiar flavor of your favorite potato dish is designed to pair perfectly with the bold, sweet tanginess of BBQ. And of course, there’s something to the communal nature of potatoes as a side that lends itself to BBQ gatherings with family! During a backyard BBQ or family day out, French Fries and Potato Salad serve the same purpose that creamy mashed potatoes do during the holidays—they can be served en masse and make for effortless seconds, thirds and so on!
Our favorite potato sides
Here at Colt’s, we serve up flavorful BBQ potato pairings every day in the form of our flavorful French Fries and Potato Salad. Both balance out the rich decadence of Southern BBQ and make your meal that much better. Enjoy either (or both!) on your Combo Dinner Plate or as a satisfying Sandwich side.
Tips for grilling spuds at home
Cooking up some BBQ at home and need some mmm-worthy potato sides to go along with the main course? The great thing about potatoes is that they’re quick and effortless for crafting delicious sides—even if your slow-smoked entrée naturally takes a while longer! One tasty go-to is grilled BBQ potatoes, with a crisp exterior that pleases the palate bite after bite. We recommend parboiling your potatoes first, so that some of the cooking is already done by the time your potatoes hit the grill. This will help you grill your potatoes at a higher heat in a shorter amount of time, while still delivering the creamy interior you crave.
When you’re craving the classic combination of slow-smoked BBQ and homemade potatoes, Colt’s Pig Stand has you covered. Swing by or order online to enjoy BBQ favorites, mouthwatering spud sides and all your other go-tos today.