A plate of grilled jo jos with a small bowl of ketchup and some chives. All of this is on some parchment paper.

Grilled Jo Jos – The Potato You Didn’t Know You Needed

  • Author: Ben Myhre
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 40 Minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: American


Jo Jos are a potato treat and these grilled jo jos should be on your menu. These are great tasting potatoes with a light breading that makes them taste like a million bucks.



  • 2 medium potatoes, cut each into 6 wedges
  • 2 Tablespoons of corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon of chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  1. Bring pot of water to boil
  2. While water is heating, cut each potato into 6 wedges
  3. Add potatoes to water and boil for no more than 5 minutes. Test with fork at 3 minutes. Should still be firm and we do not want the potatoes to be soft. Remove before they get soft.
  4. Add potatoes and rest of ingredients to large bowl
  5. Mix
  6. Preheat Grill to 500
  7. Place in lightly oiled vegetable basket and cook over indirect heat
  8. Check for doneness at 15-30 minutes.
  9. SERVE

Keywords: Jo Jos