These are like a baked potato, but better! This recipe is so simple and makes a delicious side dish, a 'baked' potato that is soft in the middle and perfectly grilled on the outside. We dip ours in sour cream and green onions!

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
22 mins
total:
27 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Poke each potato with the tines of a fork. Place the potatoes in a microwave oven, and cook on high power for about 5 minutes. Check about halfway through, and turn potatoes over for even cooking. Slice each potato in half the long way and cook potatoes another 2 minutes on high power.

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  • Preheat a grill for medium heat.

  • Brush the potato tops with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Cook on prepared grill for 15 to 20 minutes, turning once.

Nutrition Facts

203 calories; protein 3.7g 8% DV; carbohydrates 32.2g 10% DV; fat 6.9g 11% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 11.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2008
Just a little tip as to how we make ours (the recipe was edited a bit): I actually also rub the skins with oil, salt and pepper, which makes them just a bit crispier. Enjoy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/22/2009
these were okay better the second day heated up. Might try these again. Read More
(3)
172 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 127
  • 4 star values: 33
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2008
Just a little tip as to how we make ours (the recipe was edited a bit): I actually also rub the skins with oil, salt and pepper, which makes them just a bit crispier. Enjoy! Read More
(268)
Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2008
I fixed these for dinner tonight . I followed most of the recipe as written except....I used 5 smaller potatoes instead of 2 large . After microwaving , I sliced them in half , covered them with Krafts Tuscan House Italian Dressing and Marinade , let them sit for about 45 minutes & then grilled them . Served with sour cream & butter, they tasted great (in fact they would have been great even without the sour cream ) ! This recipe will be a regular here during grilling season . Thanks ! Read More
(152)
Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2008
The only way to eat potatoes in this household now. We also coat the halved potatoes entirely with olive oil then sprinkle with kosher salt, cracked pepper. Sometimes to kick up the flavor a notch we sprinkle steak seasonings on them as well. Amazing flavor and lets you eat the entire potato for more nutrients! Great recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2008
We have made potatoes this way for many years but hubby the expert grill man never bothers to microwave them first. I score the potato halves in a cross-hatch fashion which may help them cook faster and looks so pretty! I also sprinkle with seasoning which varies to our tastes--any herbs are delicious but my favorite is dill. We usually do the vegetables on the grill too which makes for a totally mess free kitchen--no pans to clean! Read More
(97)
Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2010
The health police may be looking, but...... I don't care. Generously rub the potato skins with soft bacon grease, just put some in the palm of your hand and do it, then season with kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper. You know, what's left in the pan after cooking real bacon. Save it, your mom did. It makes a LOT of things delicious. Read More
(53)
Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2008
This was incredibly easy and a nice change from the same old baked potato. I added a little paprika and garlic powder to the mix. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2008
I tried these tonight and they were really tasty! At the end of the grilling time I put a handful of shredded cheese on top and closed the grill for a few minutes. Just like a loaded baked potato! Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2008
These were surprisingly good. My husband and I were sort of shocked at how good these were, actually. No extra seasoning or butter needed; a healthy way to eat baked potatoes. The grill lends a yummy smoky flavor. Read More
(26)
Rating: 4 stars
07/29/2008
I knew for our taste we would need more flavor than just the salt pepper and oil so I roasted a head of garlic and rubbed the potatoes with the soft cloves after grilling. Next time I think I will sprinkle with a 3 cheese blend I get from my deli. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/22/2009
these were okay better the second day heated up. Might try these again. Read More
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