Potatoes can be used as a perfect side dish if they are properly baked and grilled. Potatoes are generally easy to cook with, and greatly enhance the taste and essence of the food. As to how long it takes to grill baked potatoes depends on the way they are grilled. Generally the potatoes are baked first, so that they could be grilled easily. Usually the potatoes can be baked in 45 minutes, if a conventional oven is used at 400 degrees. Once the baking is done, there are several ways to grill potatoes, each with a different timeline.

One method to grill potatoes is to cover the potatoes in heavy duty aluminum foil and add a teaspoon of olive oil along with a little salt and pepper. It is recommended to make some holes in the potatoes, before placing them on the grill, by poking the fork several times around the skin. When placed on the grill, the potatoes may take about 50 minutes to cook completely. Another method, that can be used to cook the potatoes in less time, is to cut the potatoes in the shape of wedges and then cover them as mentioned above. This method takes approximately 30 minutes to cook.

One of the fastest methods to grill potatoes is by parboiling them first in water for about 10 minutes. Once boiled, the potatoes are dried and cut into wedges, which are then placed on the grill directly. This method takes about 5 to 10 minutes on the grill to cook. Another method involves first cooking the baked potatoes in the microwave for 4 to 5 minutes and then grilling them as usual. This method also grills the potatoes in 5 to 10 minutes.

Potatoes can be grilled directly on the grill without using aluminum foil. Though this method requires keeping a constant eye on the potatoes to not to burn them, yet it grills the potatoes much quicker than the other methods. Before placing them on the grill, it is recommended to cut them into wedges that are strong enough to not to fall in the coals and thin enough to get cooked easily. This method takes about 20 minutes or less depending upon the heat of the grill. Grilling, baked potatoes can take anywhere between 10 minutes to 50 minutes depending on the method selected.