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Old 06-22-2007, 11:26 AM   #1
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Timing with potatoes on the grill

I got some potatoes. I think there some kind of California potatoes. They have a light white skin to them. I'm going to slice them up, wrap them in tin foil with butter, salt and pepper most likely and have my DH grill them.

Should I nuke them first? How long about does it take to cook potatoes on the grill? Trying to figure out timing. We are having hotdogs and hamburgers tonight.

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Old 06-22-2007, 11:40 AM   #2
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I cook potatoes this way all the time. Also try garlic and rosemary or thyme.
I wrap mt taters in foil and place on medium heat (350ish) indirect for about 45 min to 1 hour. I test by inserting a fork or even a toothpick to see how easy it slides in. Easy to slide in and out, they are ready. If you enjoy a little blackened taters, you can grill direct and char the bottoms. I love it this way myself.
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Old 06-22-2007, 11:41 AM   #3
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what if we just put the tin foil packet on the direct heat? Will it take as long?
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I can say that slicing them up and then putting them all back together again you can consider it not sliced and must treat it as a whole potato.

there`s plenty factors involved and not really enough info given to make even a ballpark figure for you.

how thick are the slices?
are they all to be cooked as single slices?


this sort of data would be good :)
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what if we just put the tin foil packet on the direct heat? Will it take as long?
It's likely to burn over direct heat.

Since you're doing hot dogs and burgers, the grill won't be on long enough to do the potatoes. You could do them the same way in your oven or toaster oven. There will be no difference in flavor.
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I'm going to try to cut them thin. There just going to be scattered within the tin foil packet I guess. I was going to cut them and than put them in the middle of a tin foil packet and wrap the tin foil packet up leaving some room up top.
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It's likely to burn over direct heat.

Since you're doing hot dogs and burgers, the grill won't be on long enough to do the potatoes. You could do them the same way in your oven or toaster oven. There will be no difference in flavor.
My DH would turn the grill on and get it ready for the potatoes. Once potatoes are close to being finished, I"m guessing he'll throw the hamburgers and hotdogs on.
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oh ya, we are trying to cut down on turning on the oven now that summer is here and the grill is finally ready with propane.
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Sounds like you already know the timing.

My DH would turn the grill on and get it ready for the potatoes. Once potatoes are close to being finished, I"m guessing he'll throw the hamburgers and hotdogs on.

I would not nuke the potatoes first. As you said, put the potatoes on first, as they take longer to cook than burgers & hot dogs. Since you want to grill the potatoes in foil, here is a suggestion:

Grilled-Potatoes.htm
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If your potatoes are put in a larger piece of foil so they are spread out a little, then sealed closed, I would put them on Med. heat (grill) for about 30-40 mins. or till done. (not indirect) but that is just me.
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