Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Grilled Potato Packets

I've always avoided grilling potatoes.  In my mind, it would probably take for-ev-er, waste too much gas, and result would likely be a boring steamed potato.

As it turns out, I was wrong about this one.  In an effort to avoid messing up my freshly cleaned kitchen Monday night, I decided to throw some potatoes on the grill with our chicken.  Twenty minutes later, I had perfectly cooked, golden brown, crisp to perfection potatoes!  They were so delicious, why did I wait so long to try this?

Grilling the potatoes directly on the heat resulted in the same crispy goodness you get from roasting potato, which usually takes over an hour.  These individual packets could not be simpler, and the best part is, no dishes!

Ingredients (for each packet  - serves 1):
* 1 russet potato, chopped
* 1/2 white onion, chopped
* 1 tbsp. butter
* 1 tsp. olive oil
* 1 tbsp. chives, minced
* salt, pepper

Combine all ingredients on top of a large sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil (I used a big piece so that my potatoes were in a pretty thin layer so most of them were browned).  Tightly seal the packet. 

Heat grill over medium.  Add the potatoes, directly on the heat, but avoid a large flame.  Grill for 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are nicely browned (don't peak until at least 15 minutes has passed so they have an opportunity to cook through).  Enjoy!


  1. I've been hesitant to grill potatoes too but I think you may have just convinced me to do it :)

  2. I love new ideas for the grill during the summer! Thanks for sharing!