I'm sure there's a recipe out there somewhere for this, but years ago when camping, I used to slice potatoes in foil, add seasoning salt and butter and bbq. After time, I started to be a little creative and this is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy as much as my family does! Ingredient measurements are approximate as I make this without measuring and adopt to number of people I am serving for dinner. Don't be put off by the list of directions as this is really simple to make; most of this is helpful hints I have found out while making the recipe! Plus I tend to be long winded!
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- 1In a bowl, slice potatoes.
- 2Add seasoning, garlic powder, grated cheese and bacon pieces.
- 3Mix and transfer to greased tinfoil. Wrap and transfer to bbq grill on medium heat.
- 4Takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour to cook but depends on heat temperature of bbq.
- 5During cooking, turn a few times.
- 6I make this in a bowl and transfer to foil, but you can make right on the tinfoil and mix it on the foil.
- 7I use 'Pam' on the foil for easy release of potatoes.
- 8I double wrap foil in case one layer breaks open when cooking/turning.
- 9New red or white potatoes are great with skins on.
- 10You could easily add sliced onions; we don't because of family preference (husband hates them!).
- 11You can easily add more or less cheese or bacon to suit your taste. I have also used grated marble cheese when I ran out of cheddar and it worked well.
- 12Any jar kind of dried herb and garlic seasoning works well (with the larger pieces of spices) but you can also use Mrs. Dash seasoning, seasoning salt, cajun spice to heat it up a little - I've tried all these and they all work well).
- 13I don't add butter to the potatoes in the foil and they are still plenty moist, but you could if you wanted to.
- 14Don't think that the spices are too much - they really seem to mellow with the potatoes during cooking. I know sometimes when I make it, it looks like a lot of spice but you don't really taste if (except cajun or seasoning salt).
- 15Watch you don't overcook or the cheese will burn and stick to the foil!
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Nutritional Facts for My Family's Favourite Potatoes in Foil
Serving Size: 1 (206 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 340.3
- Calories from Fat 100
- Total Fat 11.1 g
- Saturated Fat 7.0 g
- Cholesterol 34.6 mg
- Sodium 221.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 47.4 g
- Dietary Fiber 5.9 g
- Sugars 2.4 g
- Protein 13.7 g
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