Packet Potatoes

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I had a night off from cooking! My husband made me this fabulous steak dinner. He fixed the steak and potatoes on the grill. It was in the 60’s in Northern Ohio in February, what a beautiful day to cook on the grill!


My husband is a wonderful cook. Cooking on the grill is his specialty. Years ago, when my daughter was young, my husband had to work at supper time. I asked her if she wanted me to fix something on the grill for supper. She looked at me and said “Mom, Dads not here and you don’t know how to cook on the grill.” I laughed so hard. I told her, when she gets married, always tell your husband he is the grill master. Never let him know that you know how to cook on the grill, that way you will get some nights off from cooking. We still laugh about this.

Packet Potatoes



1 medium potato

cooking spray

1/2 onion, sliced

3 TBS butter, cut into 3 pieces

salt and pepper to taste


Take two 12″ x 12″ sheets of heavy-duty foil and spray one side of each piece with cooking spray. Wash the potato, peel and dice into about 1″ chunks. Place the potato chunks on the center of one of the sprayed foil pieces. Place the sliced onion on top of the potatoes. Put the 3 pieces of butter on top of the potatoes. Salt and pepper to taste. Place the other sheet of foil, sprayed side down, on top of the potatoes. Crimp the entire foil edge, rolling it until it reaches the potatoes. This will keep the butter from escaping. Place on a medium heat grill for 15 minutes. Carefully turn packet over being careful not to tear a hole in the foil. Cook 15 minutes more or until potatoes and onion are cooked through. You can also make these in the oven. Prepare the same way and cook in a preheated 400 degree oven on the center rack for 30-35 minutes or until cooked through.





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