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Old 09-23-2007, 05:53 PM   #1
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Potato help please

I am going to grill some red taters in foil packets soon, but want to partially cook them in the microwave first.

Should I just nuke them with water and then grill with all the goodies or nuke with the water and goodies?

The goodies include:
red onions
oil
lemon juice
spices and herbs

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Old 09-23-2007, 06:07 PM   #2
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Angie, if it were me, I'd poke several holes in the potatoes after I washed them, then nuke them as is, no water, get to the point you want them then get them ready to grill..I'd not add any seasonings or herbs till I get ready to grill..They should be yummy.
I do a foil packet with the potatoes, herbs like parsley, and rosemary then add onions, garlic and sprinkle with evoo, salt and pepper, seal it up and grill.
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Old 09-23-2007, 06:07 PM   #3
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Are you cooking the taters whole or cut into slices/chunks? If sliced/chunked, there's no need to pre-cook them. I cooked packets of thickly sliced red taters on the grill last week in foil packets with "goodies", & they took all of 15-20 minutes to be completely cooked through.
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Old 09-23-2007, 06:11 PM   #4
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Chunks.

Last time we did them this way on the grill with no precooking, it took a good 45 mins plus to cook them.

I think I need to experiment a bit more.
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Old 09-23-2007, 07:18 PM   #5
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If they are not baby red potatoes, which only need halved or quartered, then you either need to slice them thinly and spread them in a thinner layer to cook, or, as you said, nuke them first.
In nuking, I wouldn't use any water, but I would add some butter, as the fat in butter heats up quickly and helps the potatoes cook better.
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