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Old 11-08-2005, 09:27 PM
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Potato Foil Packets

The nice thing about these is you can stick them on the grill and forget them. Just make them in single serving sizes (one potato per packet) so they cook all through without burning. You can also throw these into the oven to cook. You can personalize it (with toppings) any way you want. I usually make them this way.

Just take a large piece of tin foil, peel & slice (or just slice) a potato and lay it in the center of the foil. Be sure to keep the pile compact or the toppings won't get in all the potatoes. Put a good amount of margarine on top of that and add at least a teaspoon of chopped or crushed garlic. Garlic powder works in a pinch. Sprinkle lots of fresh ground pepper and a little bit of salt (can be left out). Lift up two sides of the tin foil and meet in the center holding them above the potato like a tent. Fold them neatly and tightly (like you would a lunch bag) until you get a little above the food leaving enough room for a pocket of air. You now have a "tube". You will do the same for each of the other two sides, press together the tube end and fold over tightly (like a lunch bag) until you get near the food. Do the same for the other end of the packet. When you are finished you will have a puffy rectangle. Make sure you have the ends nice and tight to keep the margarine inside. Now put these packets on the grill. You can put them out of your way in the corner but make sure they have heat under them. Depending on the toppings and size of the potato, they will take at least a half hour to cook. Leave the packet closed while cooking (this helps the cooking). You can check for doneness by lifting one corner off the grill. The packet should have a soft bottom and only the corner should lift.
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