These are my favorite potatoes for the summer! My mom used to make them when we were little! I have found that when going camping or if I am going to be busy and will not have time later. Earlier in the day, I peel potatoes and cut in quarters, cook them some until they are just cooked a little way through. You can make as many potatoes as you want.
If you have a lot to make, I would advise doing a couple packets, same for foil, as it is easier to work with and you will not have to worry about foil or packets coming apart. Which is no fun as you can imagine and (if you are like me) you know that is exactly what would happen. Yep,right over the fire, or into the grill!
Our family will eat the peel of a baked potato, so if we're going camping, I just wash and bake as many potatoes as I think we'll eat, then cut them into cubes, add a little salt, pepper and a pat of butter to double-wrapped foil packets.
If the foil is thin, I might make it 4 layers thick. Just pop them on the grill for about 15 minutes and you have a great potato side dish. They don't really have to cook or brown, but just get warm enough to melt the butter and they're delicious.
You don't have to be camping to enjoy potatoes this way either. Anytime you're cooking on the grill at home, just place the packets of already cooked potatoes on the top rack or the cooler side of the grill, and let them warm while you cook the meats.
Julia in Boca Raton,FL
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