Potato Packets On The Barbecue

3BF17E05-41EE-488D-BD63-B004D4E55F08We had bbqed chicken and shrimp for supper, actually my wife had the chicken and I had the shrimp. The chicken was marinated in Italian Salad Dressing and then bbqed. My shrimp was just simply cooked in garlic butter with garlic chives add. Since it’s bbq time I decided that I would make potato packets to have also. I can’t remember when I first had potato packets cooked on the bbq, I’ll just say it’s a very long time ago. This is a very simple things that just works, and tastes great. It could be the butter in it that makes it taste great but I think it’s the blending of the flavours. It’s kind of like with stew, the flavours blend and make each vegetable taste good. I like making these packets when I bbq just about any kind of meat. The other nice part is no clean up, just toss the tin foil in the trash. This is for 2 people but I have made enough for 12 people. You just make more packets and move them to the upper rack on the bbq when you start your meat.

1 sheet of tin foil about 18 inches long brushed with about a 1/4 teaspoon oil

1 large onion sliced, you want whole slices about a 1/2 inch thick

1 large carrot sliced on the diagonal

2 peeled potatoes sliced about a 1/4 inch thick

4 thin slices of butter from a pound of butter. If you have 1/4 pound sticks you need 16 slices. This works out to about 2 tablespoons

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon rosemary

Mix salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika together. Place a layer of onions on the tin foil and sprinkle with some of the salt mixture. Next a layer of carrots sprinkled with salt mixture, then lastly the potatoes and sprinkle them. Top the potatoes with the butter and sprinkle the rosemary. Seal the packet very tightly, place on the bbq onion side down, cook for 15 minutes. Move the packet to the upper rack and turn over. Continue cooking for an additional 15 minutes and serve. Open the packet carefully because the steam can burn you.


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2 Responses to Potato Packets On The Barbecue

  1. Robert Steen says:

    So I’m a meat guy…I have a (bad) habit of taking something out of the freezer…chicken, pork, beef, or whatever… to make for dinner in the next day or so… every time Cathy asks me what we are having with it…ahhhh… of course I’m expecting her to figure it out…Thank you Graham for helping me out here…
    I was asked “The Question“ after I took out the steak, for me, and a chicken breast to BBQ… I quickly answered Foil packs with potatoes, carrots, and onions… silence… love it…and they worked out fine…

    • Glad Cathy liked it, been my go to for years. I do the same and the steak for me and chicken for Maggie is next. Lately I have been on a shrimp kick, so shrimp for me and chicken for Maggie. Be nice to Cathy and make the chicken breasts marinated in Italian salad dressing, best marinated over night. If you hunt around the 400 recipes you might just find more things she would like. Good to hear from you and know you guys are safe.

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