HOUSTON, May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As Houstonians prepare for the summer backyard grilling season, four prominent Houston chefs are sharing their tips for enjoying fresh potatoes right off the grill, ready to eat in minutes precisely once a steak, chop, chicken or burger is grilled to perfection.

Their secret?  Start fresh potatoes in the microwave before placing them on the grill.

When grilling with MountainKing Steakhouse Roasters, Brennan's of Houston Executive Chef Danny Trace suggests lightly coating the slender-shaped potatoes with oil, then microwaving them for two minutes (for two potatoes) or three minutes (for up to six potatoes).

Next, wrap them in a foil bundle and place them on the grill as you start to cook the meat.  The Steakhouse Roasters will be ready when the meat is done.  Perfect with burgers, the Steakhouse Roasters from Houston-based MountainKing offer the flavor and appearance of steakhouse-quality wedge fries without the fat, sodium and calories of frozen French Fries.

When grilling with MountainKing's hand-selected Steak House Bakers, David Cordua of Houston's Cordua Restaurant Group recommends microwaving the Russet-sized potatoes for eight minutes. Next, wrap them in foil and place them on the hot grill as you start to cook your favorite meat. The Steak House Bakers will be ready when the meat is done – ideal with steaks, chicken, chops and fish.

These and other grilling tips from Mark Holley, executive chef of Holley's Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, and Rick Cruz, executive chef at Grotto Ristorante are available at www.MountainKing.com. Plus, those who visit the website can download a .55 cent off coupon.

Two of MountainKing's most popular varieties, the Steak House Bakers and Steakhouse Roasters, are available at participating Houston-area grocers.  The Steak House Bakers are sold in four-count packages while the Steakhouse Roasters are available in 1.5-pound bags offering 6-8 servings.

MountainKing Potatoes is one of the world's largest growers of high-flavor potato varieties. Currently, about one million U.S. households enjoy MountainKing products every week.

For other great-tasting summer recipes, cooking demonstration videos and more, go to www.MountainKing.com.  Also, "like" MountainKing Potatoes at www.Facebook.com/MountainKing-Potatoes and "follow" on Twitter @MKPotatoes.


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