Everybody loves Potato Pouches!
I think everyone knows about this little secret by now. But, just in case you haven’t made them yet, I thought I’d share.
Cooking in little foil pouches is nothing new. It’s a great concept that uses steam & heat to perfectly cook all sorts of goodies. This method can be used for veggies, potatoes, peppers & onions, fish, and potatoes.
I’m sure there are many other foods that can be made in little foil pockets that I don’t know about yet.
Perhaps, the best thing about these little foil pouches is that they are ‘recipe-free’ and ‘cooking-free.’
I’m serious. You don’t’ have to do anything except shove food into the pouches. Then you hand the tray of pouches to your husband (to put on the grill) or shove them in the oven and forget about them.
These potato pouches are great to go alongside…. anything. But I think they are especially nice paired with something off the grill.
- Grilled Ribeyes
- Grilled Pork Chops
- Grilled chicken
Just fire up the grill and make these pouches & dinner is done.
Rip off a bunch of foil squares (make them big so you can stuff them with plenty of taters).
Next, wash and cut up the potatoes. Then peel and dice the onion. I leave mine in big chunks because I really like onions.
Put some potato and onion on each sheet of foil.
Add a teaspoon of bacon grease and a tablespoon of butter to each veggie pile. Pork and bacon are destined to be together forever.
Yes – a teaspoon and a tablespoon. This will give the taters flavor and produce the liquids that will steam the veggies into tenderness.
Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Lots of salt & pepper.
Wrap the foil packets up tightly.
Now cook them any way you want – on the grill or in the oven.
375 degrees for 45 minutes should do the trick. Stab a potato with a fork to check for doneness.
I don’t even take these babies out of the foil to serve them. Everyone just plops a foil packet on their plate. It just doesn’t get any easier.