Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Grilled Potato Packets

Maybe grilled french fries aren't your cup of tea; then, may I introduce you to these gems.  The potato packet.  

These are super easy to put together and grill in just about the same amount of time as a burger.

Grilled Potato Packets - Mom

1 medium russet potato/person
salt and pepper, to taste
1 T cheddar cheese/potato
bacon bits, optional

Wash and slice the potatoes into 1/4 inch to 1/8 inch slices.  Ideally, you want these pretty thin so that they cook evenly and timely.  Toss with salt and pepper.

Arrange the potatoes in tinfoil.  If you use normal tinfoil, give that foil a good spray with olive oil/cooking spray.  If you're using non-stick tinfoil, give it a little mist of cooking spray.  Sprinkle with cheese and bacon bits, if desired.

Seal up the potato packets.  

Grill for ~20 minutes.  Then, carefully remove the hot potato packet from the grill.  

Open the packages and serve.  

Serve warm.

These potatoes also reheat nicely, so make a few extra packets!

Linked to: What's on Your Plate?  Totally Tasty Tuesday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday and Tasty Tuesday.  


  1. Oh I love these! Haven't made them in a while though. Thanks for the reminder!

  2. I love these! My mom makes them a little differently using more garlic and spices, but they're so good. Everyone gets their own little packet to enjoy : )

  3. Yum!! We do something similar with red potatoes, veggies (squash, green beans, tomatoes, etc. whatever is in season!), onions, mushrooms, and sliced chicken sausage. Next time maybe we'll add cheese!

  4. Great alternative to my pan fried potatoes. I will have to give it a try :)

  5. such a great idea! love how easy this is!

  6. We do the foil pouch a lot during the summer. Cut the potatoes into steak fries, strips of peppers, onions and carrots with a little butter. It NEVER occurred to me to try adding cheese! I'll have to do that next time. Yummm! :) I read somewhere that you should include a layer of parchment inside the foil so they don't stick, etc., but we like the little crispy edges, so I haven't done that.

  7. I love making these when we have cookouts. I add some onion to mine, and they are delicious reheated for breakfast the next day.

  8. Yum! These sound easy and tasty and like something my husband would really enjoy!

  9. Wow, sounds great... have to try these.

  10. What a perfect addition to a summer BBQ! My kids would especially love this!


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