Yeah – mostly.
I like my potatoes with a bit of a crisp and a crunch to ‘em, so thought I’d play around with this basic foil-packet concept and see if it could be made more better – with really tasty, but not so crispy, results.
This isn’t a recipe as much as it is a suggestion – ingredients and quantities will depend on what you have on hand and how much you think you’ll want to make.
Potatoes – I used Yukon Gold, roughly chopped
Onion – one or two, roughly chopped
Peppers – I used one each, red and yellow, roughly – you get the idea…
My idea (and I could swear I saw it somewhere on Food Network, but don’t ask me what show) was to pre-bake the potatoes, onion, and peppers before we wrapped ‘em in foil and grilled ‘em; so I cleaned and roughly chopped a bunch o’ potatoes, seasoned them lightly with salt and pepper, and popped ‘em in a 350º oven for about thirty minutes. I did the same with the onion and peppers – adding a dab of olive oil and balsamic vinegar to the salt and pepper toss.
I went off and did other BUZZYFOODS things… DING! Potatoes and peppers a bit roasted, I pulled them out of the oven and set them aside to cool while I slather some spiced butter onto some corn cobs and wrap ‘em in foil.
Fast forward to later that same day: the grill is heated to 350º to 400º, and we’re ready to begin dinner. The corn is ready for grilling – all that’s left is the potato packet.
Toss the potatoes, peppers, and onions together with whatever other seasonings you like and a bit of olive oil in the middle of a good sized sheet of aluminum foil. Fold the foil over to make a packet and toss on the grill.
About twenty-five minutes should do it – conveniently enough, the same amount of time it takes the corn.