Make Great Baked Potatoes on the Grill

SuzAlicie By SuzAlicie, 17th Jul 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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We all know how great a perfectly grilled steak goes with baked potatoes, but have you tried baked potatoes on the grill? This is an easy way to have your whole meal fresh from the grill.

What You Need

1 Large Baking Potato for each family member or friend eating.
Sharp knife
1 Medium White Onion- peeled and sliced
Garlic Powder
Salt and Pepper
Aluminum foil

Prepare Your Potatoes for Grilling

Wash potatoes in warm water. Slice each potato in half lengthwise. Use the tip of the knife to score X's into the flesh of the potato. This will allow the flavors to get into the potato as it cooks.

For each potato you will have 2 pieces. Spread a layer of butter on one half of each potato and sprinkle with a dash of salt, pepper and garlic powder. Add one slice or a few rings of onion on top of each potato, then place the 2nd half of each potato on top of the onion.

Roll potatoes in aluminum foil folding the ends tightly to keep in the butter and flavors. If you plan to bake your potatoes on a gas grill or in campfire embers it is best to double wrap them to make sure they will cook all the way through without burning on the outside.

Grill Your Potatoes

You have a few options as to how to grill your baked potatoes, or bake your grilled potatoes however you choose to think of it.
Gas Grill- Place double wrapped potatoes over a low flame and close the lid for 15-20 minutes use tongs to turn the potatoes over and allow them to cook for an additional 15 minutes.
Charcoal Grill- Place potatoes on a low rack over charcoal embers or if double wrapped, place directly in the charcoal and allow them to cook for about 30 minutes, turning once.
Campfire embers- Place double wrapped potatoes in the embers of a campfire and allow them to cook for about 30 minutes, using a stick or long tongs to turn them once.

Enjoy Your Grilled Baked Potatoes

Carefully remove potatoes from the grill, or embers and allow the outside foil to cool a bit before "smushing" the potato by pushing gently inwards on the ends of the potato. This will loosen the flesh of the baked potato making it easier to eat. Unroll the potato until you can see both halves and crumple the foil into a bowl for handy dandy eating ease. you will find that your grill baked potato is fluffy, flavorful and has just a little bit of the savory onion flavor throughout. If you need some tips on how to grill the perfect steak, be sure to click here and learn from Patrice Campbell. Your grilling skills will be the talk of the neighborhood after your next cook out.


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I am a work from home mom who home schools two active boys while freelance writing and maintaining several blogs and websites.

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author avatar Patrice Campbell
17th Jul 2010 (#)

I love onion and garlic on my potatoes. I really like not turning on the oven on on a hot summer day. But a whole gourmet meal without a dirty pan or spatter in the oven....LUV, LUV, LUV!

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author avatar Retired
17th Jul 2010 (#)

Well, that sounds both yummy and easy.

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author avatar Retired
18th Jul 2010 (#)

I've got to try this! We get so much grilling weather here. I'm always looking for new recipes. Thanks:)

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author avatar TNT_Brian
11th Jan 2011 (#)

This sounds really delicious, can't wait for some better weather here in the UK so we can try them out. thanks for sharing :)

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author avatar Tranquilpen
21st Feb 2011 (#)

Hello Suzalicie, I'm a potato fan PERIOD! so, your grilled baked potatoes is next in line, Thank you for sharing your recipe.

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