Looking for an easy easy, make ahead, no fuss side dish to throw on the grill? Look no further.
Even though it seems as it if just started, summer is quickly coming to an end. Time to take advantage of those last few weeks of perfect grilling weather. Although, I must admit, we grill year round here in Santa Barbara. Shine or shine. Okay, so it does rain a few days each year. Just don't grill on those days. Or wear a rain coat. Or don't. These potatoes are worth it.
Potato packets are a great addition to any bar-b-que spread. Impress your meat and potato lovin' friends with perfectly tender, garlicky and sweet spuds that pair perfectly with any grilled entree. And they are super easy to put together. Ahead of time even. Too good to be true? Heck no!
6 medium potatoes
1 large red onion
5 cloves garlic, minced
4 tbsp butter, ghee or other heat stable fat
celtic mineral sea salt
Prepare the grill*
Slice potatoes thinly by hand or with a food processor using the slicing blade. The latter is super easy and quick. Set aside. Do the same with the red onion.
On a large sheet of foil, layer potato slices so that they slightly overlap, leaving a 2 inch border. Spread sliced onions over top. Sprinkle garlic evenly. Drizzle melted fat evenly over top. Season with sea salt as you like.
Cut a second sheet of foil of the same size, lay overtop of the potatoes and scrunch along the edges to seal the potatoes in a packet. Make sure it is well sealed so no oil leaks out while on the grill.
Grill over indirect heat for 15 minutes on each side. Leave in closed packed until ready to serve.