Potato Skins On The Barbie

Potato skins are one of those fun foods that work well as an appetizer or a side dish. When you cook them right on the barbecue though, well then it becomes a challenge to actually get them to the table to serve in any form. Not eating each and every potato hot off the grill is not easy, especially when you top them with a ton of melty cheese and crumbled bacon.

This simple dish starts with medium russet potatoes. Scrub potatoes clean under cool water. Cut each potato lengthwise into 4 – 8 wedges, depending on the size of the potatoes. You want all the slices to be approximately the same size. Place skins on a microwave-safe plate and cook at full power for 3 – 4 minutes.

Remove plate from microwave, flip potatoes, and cook for an additional 2 – 4 minutes, until tender.

Heat grill to medium. Place a piece of foil on grill grate and spray with cooking spray. Arrange potatoes on foil and brush with melted butter and sprinkle with salt.

Cook uncovered 4 – 5 minutes, until slightly brown on first side. Turn potatoes and brush with butter and sprinkle with salt. Grill 2 – 3 minutes more.

Top potatoes with shredded cheese.

Sprinkle bacon on top of cheese.

Close lid to grill and turn off. Leave on grill 3 – 4 minutes until cheese is melted. Remove foil with potatoes from grill and top with green onion.

Potato Skins on the Barbie

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

  • 4 – 6 Medium Russet Potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. Butter, melted
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1½ – 2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 Bacon Strips, cooked & crumbled
  • 3 Green Onions, chopped

Directions

  1. Scrub potatoes clean under cool water.
  2. Cut each potato lengthwise into 4 – 8 wedges, depending on the size of the potatoes. You want all the slices to be approximately the same size.
  3. Place skins on a microwave-safe plate and cook at full power for 3 – 4 minutes.
  4. Remove plate from microwave, flip potatoes, and cook for an additional 2 – 4 minutes, until tender.
  5. Heat grill to medium.
  6. Place a piece of foil on grill grate and spray with cooking spray.
  7. Arrange potatoes on foil and brush with melted butter and sprinkle with salt.
  8. Cook uncovered 4 – 5 minutes, until slightly brown on first side.
  9. Turn potatoes and brush with butter and sprinkle with salt.
  10. Grill 2 – 3 minutes more.
  11. Top potatoes with shredded cheese.
  12. Sprinkle bacon on top of cheese.
  13. Close lid to grill and turn off. Leave on grill 3 – 4 minutes until cheese is melted.
  14. Remove foil with potatoes from grill and top with green onion.
  15. Serve with sour cream, if desired.

Cooking Note

I have always enjoyed potato skins, but making them on the grill, right along side whatever meat I might be grilling is so much more convenient than worrying about splitting my time between the kitchen and the patio. 

 

Recipe by:  Tilly Frueh – Simply Grateful Cooking 2018

Grace told me these are better than any restaurant she’s ever had them in. That’s quite a compliment. I’m glad I can compete with the best of ’em, and for this I am — Simply Grateful.

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