My parents are both from Maine, potatoland if you don’t know, and I grew up eating a lot of potatoes. A LOT. No complaints from me. I loved them then and still do now. My Mom and Dad almost always made our baked potatoes on the grill and that’s how we do it in my house, too.
I love not having to turn the oven on, and as you can see in this picture my favorite way to do it is get the entire meal on the grill. That, ladies and gentleman, is called no-pan cooking. You can see why it’s my favorite. (And you can get that shish kabob recipe too!) We’ve made them on the charcoal grill and our big gas grill. Some of these are as low as $29! They’re great either way. (There is something about an old school charcoal grill, though, right?!)
This is so easy and in my opinion potatoes are best on the grill. Get the kids to wrap them in foil! My daughter loves this job.
- Potatoes, washed
- Olive or Canola oil (optional)
- Sea Salt (optional)
- Wrap each potato in aluminum foil. If you want to get fancy you can rub the potatoes with oil and sprinkle with sea salt. This gives a little extra flavor but honestly we don't bother with it often. They're great as is.
- Pre-heat the grill to medium heat, about 400 degrees. Place potatoes on the grill and cook for about 35-40 minutes, flipping over every 10 minutes. If you have a top grate or warming grate on your grill, you can place the potatoes up there and they'll be less likely to get charred on the skin. But the regular grill grate works just fine. Just make sure you flip them now and then.
- You'll know they're done when you press the tongs into them and they give a little bit. Remove from the grill and carefully unwrap so you don't burn yourself. Serve with butter, sour cream, or whatever your favorite toppings are.
TIP: Red potatoes are my personal favorite but these white ones were on sale that week, so… Also if you want to throw a few extras on the grill the extra leftovers make awesome home fries the next day! You can find some awesome baked potato toppings and recipe ideas here!