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Potato Packets for the Grill

Potato Packets
Potato Packets
This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


4 large, red potatoes (about 1.5 pounds), cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks

2 Tbsp. olive oil or vegetable oil

2 Tbsp. chopped parsley

2 Tbsp. chopped red pepper

1/2 tsp. salt or seasoned salt

1/2 tsp. ground black pepper

Paprika (sprinkle)

Heavy-duty aluminum foil or one large, extra heavy-duty foil cooking bag

Variations: Add one of the following ingredients: 1/4 c. chopped green onions, one chopped jalapeno chili pepper with seeds removed or 1/4 c. chopped cilantro.


Prepare outdoor grill. Place two 30- by 18-inch sheets of heavy-duty foil to make a double thickness. Place potatoes, oil and seasonings in center of foil. Bring short sides up and fold over several times to seal well. Gently shake to combine ingredients. (Or, place recipe ingredients in foil bag, seal and shake to combine.) Place bag on hot grill rack, cover and cook 15 minutes. Carefully turn the bag over using tongs or another utensil to avoid burns, then cook another 15 minutes. Remove from grill and cut slits in bag, allowing steam to escape. Carefully open and transfer mixture to a platter.

Makes four servings. Each serving has 186 calories, 27grams (g) of carbohydrate, 7.3 g of fat, 3 g of fiber and 300 milligrams of sodium.

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