Ready to make the easiest, quickest, yummiest potatoes ever???!!! Not only are they perfect for BBQ-ing, these easy make-ahead-of-time potatoes make the ideal candidate for gourmet camping food!
Step 1 – Slice and Dice
Using a knife and cutting board, thinly slice the potatoes…. Or you can dice the potatoes!
Tip: thinner sliced potatoes will take less time to cook.
Option: I also like to add sliced onions and mushrooms to my potatoes for extra flavour! 🙂
Step 2 – Onions & Spice make all things nice!
Some of my favorite spices to use with potatoes are Thyme, Oregano, Garlic (fresh or powder), Onion Powder and of course, Salt & Pepper!
Tip: I like to mix everything all together in a big bowl to ensure that all of the spices are evenly distributed among the potatoes. 😉
Option: All of the spices listed above are optional… these potatoes taste just as good all by themselves.
Step 3 – Butter makes things Better
Next, spread butter onto a large piece of foil. You may use several sheets of foil to make more than one potato packet.
Tip: I find that a spatula is the best tool to use for spreading butter onto foil.
Step 4 – Easy and MESS-FREE
Ahhh the foil potato packet fold…. looks tricky, but it’s not — really! All you do is fold in each of the 3 open edges of the packet several times, and viola! You are done!
Tip: Always double up with the foil, since it does puncture rather easily, especially when using sharp utensils to flip!
Step 5 – Bake & ENJOY!
Whether you choose the grill or the open flames, these potatoes will need at least 30 to 45 minutes to bake…. and the grill/fire must be HOT!
Tip: Poke the potatoes with a fork to ensure they are fully cooked.
Option: Place potatoes into your favourite serving dish, or — just scoop right out of the foil! 🙂