Grilled Potatoes

One of my favorite go-to side dishes is grilled potatoes. It really doesn’t get much easier. This recipe is packed with flavor, is inexpensive and simple to prepare.

All you need is aluminum foil, potatoes, a sweet onion, butter, olive oil, salt and pepper.

Grilled potatoes


6 red potatoes
1 small or medium sweet onion*
3-4 Tablespoons butter*
Drizzle of olive oil*
Salt and pepper to taste (or season salt and Old Bay Seasoning)

* You can substitute the butter and olive oil for your preferred cooking oil.

Step 1:

Preheat the grill to medium to medium-high heat.

Step 2:

I use red potatoes.  Give them a good wash and rinse. Slice them up. I then peel and chop a sweet onion while I’ve got the cutting board out.

Step 3:

You can buy grill/oven bags, or you can make them like I do out of aluminum foil. Gauge the amount of potatoes you’re preparing, and cut the aluminum foil accordingly.

Step 4:

Mix the potatoes and onions and place them in the foil pouch. Add butter, a drizzle of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. You can also add additional seasoning if you prefer.

grilled potato pouch

Step 5:

Seal the pouch. If you are making your own pouch, be sure your seal is on the top to prevent the oil and butter from leaking and causing a flare-up. Remember you will not flip the pouch. Just give it a good shake using your grill tongs every so often.

Step 6:

Place the pouch on the grill for about 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.

Step 7:

Serve and enjoy. Be careful when you open the pouch to avoid hot steam that could cause burns.

grilled potatoes


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