Warm weather has finally arrived!! I don’t know about you but we love to grill and it is finally time to roll out the trusty grill and clean off the Winter grime and get to grilling! When we grill I like to cook the whole meal at one time. The meat, the potatoes and a side, all go on the grill. Why heat up the kitchen if you don’t have to? There are so many recipes for the grill that you never have to fire up the stove all Summer long.
One of my favorite dishes to cook on the grill is potatoes. I like to call this recipe campfire potatoes because the first time I saw them made was on a fire pit with metal grate over the top while we were at a friend’s cabin for the weekend. They are so easy and so delicious. What I love about these potatoes is that you can add just about anything you want to them and they will still come out amazing!
Here is how we do it:
Easy Grill Potatoes
6-8 potatoes peeled and cut into chunk pieces
2 sticks unsalted butter
1/2 to 1 whole medium green pepper diced
1 medium onion ( I used sweet onion but you can use any)
salt/pepper to taste
2 long strips ( about 12 inches) of heavy-duty foil
Place one strip of foil across a baking sheet vertically not horizontally ( length of the pan)
place the other sheet of foil on top of the other one but horizontally ( the length of the pan)
fold all four sides of the foil up a bit ( so potatoes do not fall off)
spray the foil with cooking spray
place the chunked pieces of potatoes inside the foil
cover the potatoes with the diced green pepper and the chopped onion
cut the 2 sticks of butter into pats and place them on top of the potatoes making sure you cover them in every spot you can.
salt and pepper to taste
fold the sides of the foil up and over the potatoes, covering them completely
fold the bottom piece of foil the same way
the second piece of foil is to make the bundle easier to hold without the potatoes falling out
I keep the “package” of potatoes on the pan until I place the foil onto the grill. Cook on low to medium heat for about 15-20 minutes. Checking at about 15 minutes so they don’t get crispy. Every grill cooks differently.
I usually add cooked bacon to these but we were out, darn it! It really makes them even more delish! You can add different types of peppers, green onion, cheese, tomatoes, and so much more. I have even added fresh green beans and oh is it good!! We were cooking chicken breasts with these potatoes so we put the potatoes on first then added the chicken about 8-10 minutes in and they were done just about the same time.