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Potato Packets

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We love potato packets! You can throw these babies on the grill or in the oven, and you can flavor them in so many ways. They go with anything from hamburgers, chops, chicken, bbq or steak. What I love is the clean-up is a breeze!

I generally put each serving in a separate packet. They tend to cook better and I can flavor them according to each person’s tastes. I say serving because if a potato is very large, it could be two servings or if it’s small, you may cut up two for a serving.

I started by scrubbing the skins of a couple russet potatoes clean. You can use any kind of potato that you like. I have used russets and red new potatoes or even sweet potatoes. I am not sure if the Yukon golds would hold up as well, but feel free to give them a try if that is what you prefer. Slice uniformly between 1/8″ and 1/4″.

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Spray pieces of foil with non-stick cooking spray. Fan out sliced potatoes across the center of each piece of foil. Either spray the top of the potato with non-stick cooking spray or dot with pats of butter. This will assure that your goodies will stick to the potato and not the foil. Salt and pepper.

Now for the goodies…

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My hubby likes lots of goodies. For his packet I salt and peppered the potato and then piled on onion, bacon, rosemary, thyme, and finished it off with parmigiana reggiano. For mine, I left off the bacon and the cheese. You could add any addition of meat such as pancetta, pepperoni or ham and/or veggies such as green pepper, jalapeno or zucchini. Just make sure that they are sliced in similar size so they bake at the same rate.

Once dressed, fold up the long sides up to the center and then fold up the ends. Bake at 350°F for 20 to 30 minutes or grill for the same amount of time. Be careful when opening the packets. The steam is hot!

Potato Packets

You can throw these babies on the grill or in the oven, and you can flavor them in so many ways. They go with anything from hamburgers, chops, chicken, bbq or steak. What I love is the clean-up is a breeze!
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 1 per packet
Author Julie Menghini

Ingredients

  • 1 potato per person - (russets, new reds, sweet potatoes) 
  • 3 tbsp onion, diced 
  • 1 tbsp bacon - (pancetta, ham, pepperoni)
  • 1 handful Cheese of choice, shredded or grated (parmasean, cheddar, jack) 
  • 1 tsp Herbs of choice (rosemary, thyme)
  •  Non-stick cooking spray 
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F Tear off a piece of foil for each serving, and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Scrub potatoes clean and cut into 1/8" to 1/4" slices. Fan potatoes onto foil. Spray the potato with non-stick cooking spray or put pats of butter across potato. Cover with meat, cheeses, vegetables and herbs of your choice. Wrap foil up over the middle and fold up ends to seal.
  • Bake at 350°F for 20 to 30 minutes or grill for the same amount of time.
  • Be careful opening the packet. The steam will be hot!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Sodium: 127mg | Calcium: 64mg | Vitamin C: 27mg | Sugar: 1g | Fiber: 6g | Potassium: 923mg | Cholesterol: 11mg | Calories: 201kcal | Saturated Fat: 2g | Fat: 6g | Protein: 8g | Carbohydrates: 30g | Iron: 7mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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Recipe Rating




mithriluna

Thursday 12th of June 2014

This looks delicious and so simple! I added it to my pinterest. Hopefully I will get a chance to try it soon. :)

HostessAtHeart

Thursday 12th of June 2014

We love them. You can put about any thing in there!

Garden Walk Garden Talk

Tuesday 10th of June 2014

I love all things potato, so this will be made this week. Love the recipe, thank you.

HostessAtHeart

Tuesday 10th of June 2014

Me too! Thanks for taking the time to comment. I am always wondering what people like.

celebratingsunshine24

Tuesday 10th of June 2014

The picture is awesome! I will definitely try these, maybe this weekend. :-)

HostessAtHeart

Tuesday 10th of June 2014

Let me know what you think!

HostessAtHeart

Tuesday 10th of June 2014

Let me know what you think. Thanks for the picture compliment!

artfullyadelie

Tuesday 10th of June 2014

This seems so simple and looks so delicious. I'm really excited to try this out on the grill- Thanks for the delightful idea!

HostessAtHeart

Tuesday 10th of June 2014

Let me know how it comes out. Thanks for visiting Adelie!