Baked Potatoes On The Grill
The grilled potatoes is usually considered a rather uncomplicated, starchy side dish requiring only butter and/or sour cream to pump up its image--but we beg to differ.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time50 mins
A gas grill or charcoal grill
Barbecue tools; especially a basting brush, tongs and long-handled fork
Grilling tunes (You may wish to sing Alan Jackson’s 2000 hit, “Meat and Potato Man”)
Safety gear so you don’t suffer hot potato injuries
Your favorite beverage.
- Four Russet baking potatoes
- Olive oil
- Granulated garlic
- Freshly-cracked black pepper
- Coarse salt
Drizzle or brush olive oil over the washed and dried potatoes.
Season only the top of each potato with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Place the charcoal on one side of the grill only, fire briquettes and preheat the grill to 300-degrees.
Place potatoes adjacent to the coals seasoned sides down and close the lid.
It’s okay to shift potatoes around if they’re not baking evenly, but no flipping!
At about 45 minutes into the baking process, give your potatoes a squeeze to test softness.
You can drizzle more olive oil and sprinkle more seasonings over the taters if you like.
Allow potatoes to bake for up to 90 minutes to achieve a crispy skin.
Remove from the grill and serve.
If you must serve with toppings, have at it, but this recipe is designed to make them perfect as is.
Serving: 100g | Calories: 93kcal