31 Reviews

I love, love, love this orginal idea!! My only gripe about the recipe was all of the added fat from the butter and oil. I followed the potato/onion prep, but I made some adjustments on the fats. I rubbed the entire skin of the potato with my favorite EVOO before slicing. Then, I dotted a tiny bit of unsalted Irish butter between each slit for flavor (1 tsp total). After folding the foil packet I poured in 1 T of my favorite chicken stock and sealed the packet. Great flavor for more than half of the fat & calories!

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Va_Girl May 05, 2011

Forgo the Foil - don't steam the skin
I have found that the secret is to make them like my Pops used to.
poke the tate in spots -- rub the outside with white bacon drippins and salt w/ coarse kosher or sea salt.
Best tasting potato anywhere, including the best steakhouses.

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sonny1918 June 07, 2011

This is a great recipe for a simple baked potato with a lot of flavor! My family loved them! Thanks for sharing

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Ryan & Aliyah's Mommy August 14, 2010

5 star all the way Derf. Great tasting and easy to prepare. I opened up the foil for the last 15 minutes to allow them to brown a bit. Took exactly 1 hour. Served with Mexican meatloaf, new carrots & fresh beans. Delish dinner

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Bergy July 04, 2008

These are great.The only thing I do is add lots of garlic powder.

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NoraMarie January 03, 2005

I've been makin these types of potatoes for years, we add green peppers in addition to the onion. Delicious!

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Bella Rachelle June 01, 2011

Fantastic alternative to all the high-cal butter and sour cream. Plus, my family loved having their own little "treasure pouches" to open. Next time I will experiment with various spices. Thank you!

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Adopted Parisian July 12, 2008

We love these potatoes. I make mine with celery salt, garlic salt and a dash or two of worshtershire sauce and a dab of butter on top before rolling up the foil. Of course, I use the onion, too. We have never had a problem of not having flavor like one reviewer said.

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Cats Eye April 13, 2008

A nice variation on your standard foil wrapped potato. I used russett potatoes and red onion. The onion really shrinks down, so next time I'll really shove more in there. I also sprinkled some Mrs. Dash and could have used more. Garlic would be a nice addition. Served right in the foil with sour cream. Delicious!

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LuckyDog April 12, 2008

Great recipe Derf...we have done similar but I never thought of the onions in the slits before! Thanks for an easy camping recipe

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Tish September 01, 2005
Easy Foil Bbq Potatoes