In the last couple of years, this side dish has quickly become a favorite of ours. My husband can never remember the name of them, he just says "Can you make those potato thingies in the aluminum foil." I know exactly what he is referring to.
It is such an easy concept and it makes one potato go a long way. One large potato is enough for me and my husband. I've said this before but my husband is a true meat and potatoes man. To the core. Hard core. So naturally, he went nuts over this. Now, I am an onion lover and if you are too, I suggest you throw some in there. My husband (Mr. Picky eater, with a capital "P") will turn hide and run if he sees even a hint of onion. And it's hard to sneak them in on a dish like this. But he does love garlic, so garlic it is!
2 large russet potatoes
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 tbsp. butter
1/3 cup heavy cream
Salt & Pepper to taste
1/2 yellow onion, diced (optional)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees (F) or preheat your grill. Give your potatoes a good scrub with a paper towel or rinse them off a bit and dry. Dice potatoes into cubes. Leaving the skin on.
You're gonna need 4 sheets of aluminum foil squares to make the packets. On each of the four squares, place 1 tbsp. of butter (or more if you like).Divide up the cubed potatoes and place on top of the butter on each aluminum foil square. Evenly sprinkle minced garlic over each of the four servings (also, add onion if you're using). Then sprinkle with kosher salt & pepper.
Now, pour a bit of the heavy cream onto each of the potato packets. Evenly distribute the cream as best you can. Feel free to add a bit more cream as necessary. You may need to fold up the sides just a bit to keep the cream from drizzling off the edges.
Fold up each of the sides to make a nice little bed for the potatoes, making a square. Long sides come in first then short sides so none of the butter and cream can escape while cooking.
Place potato packets on a baking sheet and cook for about 45 minutes (until fork tender).
Be careful when opening the packets because the steam is gonna come outta there fast and furious. Now dig in! Serves 4
Cook's Note: Trying doing these on the grill. Prepare the same way. Put on a grill sheet over medium heat for about 35-45 minutes (check after the first 30 minutes). Also, make sure you clean your grill really well. If there are any old, crusty bits on your grates, then it may poke a hole in the aluminum foil (or you could just double-foil these packets).
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