There’s nothing that goes better with a BBQ or grilled meat than hot potatoes on the grill. Not only are the delicious, they are a fun way for the kids to make their own little packet just the way they like. In fact, don’t just stop at grilled potatoes, just about any type of grilled vegetables will make a great side dish for a casual cookout.
4 large baking potatoes, sliced
1 Vidalia or red onion, sliced
3 T olive oil
2 T butter
1-1/2 tsp kosher salt or Salish
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp Rosemary or thyme
garlic powder, optional
- Preheat gas or charcoal grill to medium high heat.
- In a large bowl combine sliced potatoes and onion. Add olive oil, salt, pepper and herbs; toss to combine well making sure the potatoes and onions are coated in olive oil.
- Cut 8 sheets of aluminum foil, each approximately 16″ long. Lay two sheets on top of each other and spray top foil lightly with a cooking spray, like Pam. Arrange one-fourth of the potatoes and onion on top of the foil. Dab with about 1/2 T butter.
- Keeping packet somewhat flat, close first layer of foil around potatoes, sealing well. Turn entire packet upside down on second piece of foil and again wrap and seal the foil. You should have a parcel that is approximately 7″ x 5″ x 2″. The main goal is to be sure that the potatoes are only two or three slices deep so that they will all cook through.
- Place the foil packages over indirect heat on the grill and cook for 30 to 45 minutes until potatoes are tender, turning once during cooking.
- Serve individual foil packets.
Grilled vegetables bring out the sweetness and flavor giving them a delicious aroma and flavor. Try grilled potatoes with any of your favorite vegetables added to the foil pouch before sealing.
Grilled sweet potatoes are excellent and can be seasoned lightly with butter, salt and a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg. Try any combination of veggies for an easy side dish or vegetarian entree.