Summer is almost over, and fall is just around the corner. It’s time for one more meal off the grill and one final cookout to say good-bye to summer!
When we first got married, as I’ve mentioned, I did not know how to cook. Hubby had to teach me quite a bit to get me started down the road of knowing how to provide food for the family.
One of his favorite things to do was make this recipe. We love to make food on the grill and it’s great when you can make the entire meal on the grill – fast, simple, and delicious.
Some of you may have made this if you have gone camping, or were a Boy Scout or Girl Scout in your youth. But, if you weren’t, you may fall in love with this recipe as fast I did – it makes a side dish that is great with my Grilled Ham and Apples and corn on the cob (on the grill too!)
FOIL PACKET POTATOES AND ONIONS
- 4 to 6 medium to large potatoes (depends on number of packets and people you are feeding)
- 2 to 4 medium sweet onions (same as above)
- Heavy duty tin foil
- Cooking spray
Prepare tin foil by tearing sheets approximately 18 inches long. Spray inside of foil with cooking spray.
Peel and cube potatoes. I left the number deliberately vague because it depends on how many people you’re feeding or how much you like potatoes! In my house, we can be feeding between 6 and 12 people at any one meal, so I could use 8 potatoes or an entire 5 pound bag LOL.
Peel onions and chop. Again, this is a vague size – if you like big pieces of onion, then leave them big, but if minced is better for you and your kiddos, that works too.
Put potatoes and onions together in the middle of a piece of foil – onion to potato ratio is up to you and your taste buds. Put 2 to 3 pats of butter around the potatoes, along with salt and pepper to taste. We have been know to doctor it up with paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, even Tabasco – this is up to you. Experiment and make it fun!
Close packets tightly, making an “envelope” of sorts. Spray bottom with cooking spray (I learned this from experience, to keep it from sticking to the grill!)
Put packets on a heated grill. These will take around 15 to 20 minutes. Check around then to see if onions and potatoes are fork tender. When potatoes are tender, packets are ready.
Remove from grill and serve from packets. Makes easy clean up too – just toss the foil in recycling or the trash!
There ya go – an easy side dish for any grill meal! When you make it once, you will want to make it again and again!
Let me know below if you try this side dish – and if you doctor it up, I want to know how so I can try it!
Until next time