Hobo Potatoes

"Very Good and Easy!"
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • After washing potatoes slice with skin on.
  • Lay potato slices into a good size piece of aluminum foil.
  • Slice onion and put on top of potatoes.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Slice up pats of butter on top of potatoes and onions.
  • Seal up aluminum foil around potatoes and onion to make a closed package.
  • Put on grill over indirect heat and cook for 1 hour.
  • Ten minutes before serving open packet and place sliced cheese on top of potatoes and onion.
  • Reseal and cook for approximately 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Open packet and enjoy!

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  1. Peaches-n-Cream
    Beaner, I made these over the week end along with grilled steak marinaded with Dancer's Cola Marinade #48292. It was a great combination. These potatoes were very good and another plus, NO CLEAN UP. It would also be a good camping recipe.
  2. Bridget C
    We make these, almost exacly, though for convenience squirt a line of squeezy cheese (don't what it is in the US - cheese whizz maybe) in the middle, ie layer half the potatoes and onions and we use garlic too, then a line of squeezy cheese, then the rest of the potatoes/onions/garlic, then a bit of olive oil and butter and wrap up and put on the barbie all at once. We usually do individual servings, ie each person gets a foil packet and we call them "Cheesy tatties".


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