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How To Take Potatoes From Hobo To High Class On The Grill

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Last Modified: June 18, 2019
Published: June 18, 2019

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Hobo potatoes are fantastic on the grill. My brother Stan shares my foodie-ness, and he's the one who invented this and then shared it with me.

hobo potatoes ready to grill

Here I Go Again Obsessing Over The Joy Of Fresh Vegetables

Seriously though, what could be better than potatoes made like this? Fresh vegetables, easy cleanup, and all cooked on the grill, so you don't heat the kitchen. I know what's better! These baby reds and fresh veggies are just mouth-wateringly delicious!!

What sends them over the top? Adding colorful corn, sweet onion, and a generous amount of real butter, baby!! That's what transports this dish from coach to first-class!

Keep The Hobo Potatoes Warm On The Top Rack While You Grill Your Steaks Or Burgers

This recipe is so good, but I know you will change things to suit your individual preferences! You kitchen rebel, you. You've just got to play around and make dishes your own, sometimes even the first time you make it! I saw truffle butter at the store last week, right next to sweet corn. How does that sound?

Papa and I are pretty wimpy when it comes to spicy, I'll admit it! This combo suits our taste buds to a "t." We love food loaded with flavor! But do you like things hotter and spicier? You know your family. Why not add some red pepper flakes, or go all out and toss in some sliced jalapenos?

hobo potatoes in foil packet

Nothing Tops The Ease Of Cleanup Like Grilling In Foil Packets

You can make these packets in an instant, then start them on the grill while you shape your hamburger patties or toss up a salad! (Yay! More veggies!!) Once they're done or close to it, just move 'em up to the top rack to keep warm while you cook the meat!

High Class Hobo Potatoes

Buttered and seasoned baby red potatoes with vegetables. A complete side dish you make in a foil packet.

  • 6 baby red potatoes, scrubbed and sliced about 1/4" thick
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and sliced about 1/4 " thick
  • 2 ribs celery, trimmed and sliced about 1/4" thick
  • 3 or 4 slices sweet onion, separate into rings
  • 3/4 cup fresh or frozen corn
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp seasoned salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp pepper, or to taste
  • 1 Tbsp parsley
  • 2-3 Tbsp butter, cut in pats
  1. Cut 2 pieces of heavy duty aluminum foil about 12" x 14", spray one side of both pieces with non-stick spray.

  2. Pile the vegetables on the foil, season and dot with butter. Spread them out so they aren't piled too deep.

    If you like, you can add fresh or dried herbs like rosemary, dill, or tarragon.

  3. Fold in all four sides of foil and crimp edges to make a tightly sealed packet

  4. Cook on the grill over medium heat, turning carefully once or twice with tongs or a wide spatula to avoid tearing the foil. Cook for about 20-25 minutes or until easily pierced with the tip of knife.

    (You can also make do these in the oven at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes, turning once.)

  5. Remove carefully to a plate, split open the foil, and serve right out of the packet.

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hobo potatoes ready to eat

These Buttery Hobo Potatoes And Vegetables Are The Perfect Side Dish On The Grill

Let me know how you jazz up your "high class" hobo potatoes! I can't wait to hear how you custom-make yours!!

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3 comments on “How To Take Potatoes From Hobo To High Class On The Grill”

  1. […] High Class Hobo Potatoes […]

  2. Been doing a variant for a long time in the oven, add a burger patty to the mix. Bake 400 approx 45-60 minutes. We called them hobo dinners. Kids loved them and so do I

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