Food & Recipes

Perfect Potatoes

by Rosemary Black

Perfect Potatoes

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: about 30 minutes
Yield: 6 servings


  • 3 large baking potatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic powder (not garlic salt)


1. Preheat grill to medium high.

2. Clean and halve each potato. Cut each half into 1-inch slices. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Add potatoes and toss gently to coat.

3. Arrange the potato slices on a 20-inch square of double-thick aluminum foil (or use a foil bag, such as Reynolds Hot Bags Foil Bags). Fold the foil around the potatoes and seal tightly. Grill over medium heat for about 30 minutes, turning every 10 minutes. Open packet to test; when fork-tender, remove from grill and serve immediately.


How kids can help: Measure ingredients; toss potato slices in the oil blend.
Per serving: 223 calories, 9 g fat (1 g saturated), 403 mg sodium.