Barbecued Potato Packet

Barbecued Potato Packet

This is an easy way to fix potatoes when you have other things going on the barbecue - and it doesn't dirty a dish because it's cooked in foil. Once the packet is assembled the work is nearly done - they can cook at almost any temperature. The potatoes come out creamy, the garlic is mellow and the cheese and onions add wonderful flavor. You can add peppers (hot or sweet) or leeks or herbs for variety. I have also done the potatoes with just oil and salt & pepper when simplicity is the goal. For a real decadent treat you can sprinkle the finished potatoes with any combination of cheddar cheese, bacon bits and green onions.


4 Medium potatoes, peeled and cut in 8ths
1/2 Medium yellow onion, cut in 4 slices and then each of them quartered
6 Medium cloves garlic, cut in thirds
1.5 oz romano cheese, grated (about 1/4 cup?), or parmesan or other hard flavorful cheese
2 T Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper


Lay out generous 18" of foil and carefully toss all ingredients in the middle until the potatoes are well coated. Wrap into packet (mine is usually about 8" square. Repeat with 1 more layer of foil, wrapping tightly. Barbecue for 45 minutes to 1.5 hours depending on how hot the barbecue is, flipping foil packet over at least once. Use scissors to cut large X in top of foil and serve.