Braai'd Baby Potatoes

Southern Africa style grilled baby potatoes with bacon, this combination is simply superb!

Time Serves
35 mins  4



  • 1 kg baby potatoes
  • 250 grams smoked streaky bacon, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 2 teaspoons coriander powder
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 sprigs dill, chopped
  • coarse sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


Wash the potatoes well and par boil (80 % cooked) them whole, with the skin on in a pot of salted boiling water.

Drain off the water and put the potatoes back into the pan and place on the heat for 2-3 minutes to steam dry them.

In a pan/wok heat the olive oil and fry the chopped bacon pieces till they turn almost crispy

Toss in the spices and stir fry for about a minute.

Next, cut the potatoes in half and add them into the pan with the bacon and spices and toss them around to coat them well with the spices. If the mixture looks dry add a little extra olive oil if required.

Add the salt and pepper to taste, mix and remove from the heat. Sprinkle with chopped dill and toss to mix.

Place the potatoes in a large piece of foil and close the edges lightly to form a packet/parcel. Place this parcel on an open BBQ grill for about 20-25 mins or until the potatoes are cooked through and turn slightly crispy. Alternatively you may bake them in an oven. Preheat your oven at 175 degrees C for 15 minutes and place the potatoes on a baking sheet covered with foil and bake for 10 minutes on ‘bake’ mode (both the top and bottom elements should be heated). After 10 minutes change the mode to grill/broil for 5 minutes till the potatoes turn slightly brown and crisp on the outside