18 June 2012

Here's a super easy side dish that will perfectly compliment your grilled meats this summer.  And it's made on the grill too, for maximum convenience and minimum clean-up!  Potatoes are tossed with flavorful spices and sealed up in foil so they cook to perfection.

Foil Pack Potatoes

2 lbs. white potatoes, peeled and cut into ½” cubes
1 small shallot, minced
2 cloves garlic, smashed
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp butter

Place potatoes, shallot, garlic, paprika, and salt in a large bowl.  Toss to evenly coat potatoes with spices.  Transfer to an 18” square of heavy-duty foil.  Cut butter into pieces and lay on top of the potatoes.  Fold foil around potato mixture and seal tightly. 

Grill, covered, over medium heat for 15-18 minutes on each side or until potatoes are tender.  Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape.

Makes 4-6 servings.

The inspiration for this recipe came from Taste of Home, but I ended up changing it so much that it's really not the same recipe anymore.  That one called for Parmesan, chives, bacon, mozzarella cheese, and cheddar cheese.  I'm sure those potatoes are tasty, but I wanted something simpler.

We've had these potatoes twice in the last week, that's how good they are!  Another great thing about this recipe is that you can really cook these potatoes on any heat setting.  The first time we made them, the grill was on high heat, and the second time it was on medium-low heat.  They took a little longer on medium-low, obviously, but still turned out perfectly.  I found that they didn't need as much butter when they cooked on the lower heat setting.

This is definitely my go-to grilling side dish now and we will probably have it several more times this summer.

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