In my opinion, baked potatoes take way too long, and unless you have an hour or more to cook them, your best bet is to microwave them. But, these days we have been surviving without certain modern amenities such as the microwave, so we are left to get creative with the grill. More often than not, I prefer to eat potatoes on the grill, so it’s definitely easy to overcome the lack of a microwave.
There is probably a great tutorial full of beautiful photos on the subject of how to grill potatoes at www.grillingcompanion.com, but I am going to share with you my version to serve 2-3 people. What you’ll need is approximately 2 large potatoes (diced), half an onion (diced), a jalapeño pepper, 1 TBL olive oil, 1 TBL butter and a generous portion of your favorite seasoning salt. Depending on how spicy you like it, you should remove the seeds before dicing. Mix all the ingredients together and spoon onto a generous portion of double-ply (or made-for-grilling) aluminum foil. Place another sheet of double-ply aluminum foil over the potatoes and roll up the edges to seal. Cook on both sides for about 10-12 minutes per side. Check the potatoes for tenderness and don’t cook on a high flame. The top rack works best.