Basic Foil Packet Potatoes

Course Side Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 2 medium russet potatoes - small dices
  • 1 medium yellow onion - small dices
  • 1 jalapeno - seeded, de-ribbed and finely diced (optional)
  • 1 tsp. dried rosemary
  • salt and pepper - to taste
  • 2 18"x24" sheets heavy duty aluminum foil

Extra Equipment Needed

  • Long handled bbq tongs
  • Knife
  • Shovel


Before You Leave Home

  1. Wash  potatoes and cut into 1/4" to 1/2" cubes.

  2. Cut onions into 1/4" to 1/2" cubes.

  3. Finely dice jalapenos.

  4. Divide potatoes, onions and jalapenos into two equal piles.

  5. Mix each pile of potato/onion/jalapeno mixture with 1/2 tsp. each of rosemary and salt and pepper to taste.

  6. Tear off an 18" x 24" piece of aluminum foil and spray the center generously with cooking spray.

  7. Place one pile of potato/onion/jalapeno mix on each piece of aluminum foil and fold into tent packs.

Cooking at the Campsite

  1. Cook directly on coals for five minutes.

  2. Remove from direct heat on the coals to a grill grate near the coals. Cook for 40 more minutes, gently shaking the foil packs every fifteen minutes until done.