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Favorite Summer Side: Grilled Potato & Onion Packets

Favorite Summer Side: Grilled Potato & Onion Packets

This is one of my all time favorite side dishes. Baby potatoes are tossed with red onions and a mustard oil for a delicious and fabulous side. I've made it countless times, it's my go-to side dish when I want something quick, easy and tasty. The red onions become sweet as they cook, and the thyme provides just the subtlest fragrance. It pairs perfectly with any meat and tastes great with beer can chicken or grilled fish too. You must give this recipe a try, so get it now, just

Grilled Potato & Onion Packets
From Bon Appetit magazine
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2/3 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme or 1 tablespoon dried
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 pounds white-skinned potatoes (about 4 large), peeled,
sliced 1/4 inch thick
2 large red onions, halved, sliced 1/2 inch thick
Nonstick vegetable oil spray
Fresh thyme sprigs (optional)

  1. Combine oil, mustard, thyme, salt and pepper in large bowl. Whisk to blend well. (Can be prepared 6 hours ahead. Cover and let stand at room temperature.)
  2. Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat).
  3. Add potatoes and onions to mustard oil. Toss to coat.
  4. Set six 18 x 9-inch sheets of heavy-duty aluminum foil on work surface. Spray foil with nonstick vegetable oil spray. Divide vegetables among foil sheets, placing in center of left half of each. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Fold right half of foil over vegetables. Fold edges of packages together to seal tightly.
  5. Place packages on grill. Grill until potatoes are tender and golden brown, turning occasionally, about 25-35 minutes.
  6. Remove packages from grill. Slit top of foil and fold back. Garnish potatoes with thyme sprigs, if desired.

Serves 6.

Join The Conversation
laurenhalpert laurenhalpert 9 years
My mom always made this...I also happy you guys have the recipe!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
this sounds really good! now i need a grill!
andrennabird andrennabird 9 years
my mom made grilled potato and onion packets growing up, and they were delicious. i like the more culinary refined additions of this recipe though, and i think i'll switch to it. my mom's packets just had potatos, onions, seasoning salt, and butter! thyme sounds better to me now than seasoning salt!
KAEB06 KAEB06 9 years
Yea...I WILL be making this one soon ::drool::
starrose starrose 9 years
saffy1227 saffy1227 9 years
sounds delish
lorenashley lorenashley 9 years
sounds like it could be good but i HATE onions!
pinkflats pinkflats 9 years
Sounds yummy!!
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 9 years
Sounds great!
ALSW ALSW 9 years
Oh, these look awesome!
demonkitty18 demonkitty18 9 years
llendril llendril 9 years
yum. sounds delicious
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