Foil Packet Country Potatoes on the Grill

"This is one of my favorite summer potato recipes. It's so easy to make. I like to cook mine a little longer, so those potato and onion slices at the bottom of the packet are browned and buttery crispy. I like to cook these potatoes while grilling meat, so everything is done all at once without too much effort. Whenever I make this, we fight over who gets to scrape the bottom of the packet for the browned bits of potatoes and onions."
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  • Preheat grill to medium heat.
  • Cut two sheets of aluminum foil to 20 inches in length and arrange them cross-wise on a flat surface.
  • Place 2 tbs. butter in center of foil.
  • Arrange potatoes, onion and garlic atop butter in center of foil. Sprinkle with seasonings and place remaining 2 tbs. butter on top.
  • Bring ends of top layer of foil together and fold downward 3-4 times toward the potato mixture, leaving enough slack so that the mixture doesn't spill too much out the sides.
  • Repeat with bottom layer of foil until tightly sealed.
  • Place packet on top rack of grill and cook, covered, for 30-35 minutes. Do not turn.
  • Remove packet from grill with oven mitts, being careful not to tear the bottom of the packet.
  • Carefully open foil and serve directly from packet.

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  1. lazyme
    Super simple and great tasting. Was a great complement to a grilled steak. Thanks for sharing. Made for What's on the Menu tag.
  2. Gale B
    This was yummy and easy! I didn't have garlic cloves so used some powder. Even my picky kids liked it. It went well with the steaks on the grill. I might try it next time with a little less butter and some salt only and then mash and add sour cream for a baked potatoe taste.
    Simple and quick. I added a bit more garlic and a juice from half a lemon. Will make again. Thank you!
  4. MichelliBelli
    Simple to assemble and quick to make, this recipe worked out perfect when we cooked out on the grill. Loved the spices and they went real well with the potatoes. We give this one 5 stars!


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