Friday, July 15, 2011

Grilled Potatoes & Onions

We had this easy, tasty side dish with grilled steaks, corn on the cob, and fresh watermelon for the Fourth of July last week.  It's very simple and if you slice your potatoes thin enough, they cook very quickly on the grill!  For the kids, I made foil packets with just the potatoes, butter and seasonings and no onions. 

Grilled Potatoes & Onions
adapted from Our Best Bites

1 potato per person (we used yellow- like Yukon Gold)
1/2 small onion per person (we used red onions)
1/2 Tbsp. butter per person, cut into pieces
1/4 tsp. salt per person
Freshly-ground black pepper
Smoked paprika
Aluminum foil

1.  Tear sheets (1 per person) of aluminum foil into about 12″ pieces (can use a little less or more).  Preheat grill. Slice potatoes into pieces about 1/8-1/4″ thick.  Slice onions about 1/8″ thick. 

2.  Place 1 potato in the middle of each foil square and dot with butter pieces.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper and then sprinkle generously with smoked paprika.  Paprika is very mild, so it’s hard to add too much. Top each pile with onions.

3.  Fold edges in and secure tightly. It’s important to get a good seal because the moisture will cook the potatoes and onions and you want all those yummy juices, so if it seems like there’s not quite enough foil, wrap packet in another layer.

4.  Turn heat on grill to low (I think we did medium-low). Place each packet on the grill. Close lid for 15 minutes. Turn and allow to cook for another 15 minutes. Remove from heat and carefully open each packet.  May want to check for done-ness before time given, especially if using medium-low heat. 
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