A basic barbecued potato dish takes on a delicious twist thanks to garlic scapes, the flower stalks of the garlic plant. My family absolutely flipped over these potatoes so I take advantage whenever scapes are available. The garlic scapes add a wonderful garlic flavor to the potatoes without being overpowering and they almost have the consistency of young asparagus stalks. The texture of the potatoes and the scapes is interesting and makes a satisfying side dish to any early summer barbecue.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate. Cut 6 18-inch pieces of aluminum foil and set aside.

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  • Combine the potatoes and scapes in a mixing bowl. Drizzle with olive oil; season to taste with salt and pepper. Divide the mixture among the pieces of aluminum foil and fold the edges of the foil over the potato mixture to seal the packets.

  • Place the packets onto the preheated grill and close the lid. Cook until the potatoes are tender and easily pierced with a fork, 20 to 25 minutes. Rotate the packets halfway through cooking.

Nutrition Facts

377 calories; protein 8.9g 18% DV; carbohydrates 66.1g 21% DV; fat 9.8g 15% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 92.2mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2010
this is great we used this recipe at camp!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/15/2011
i didnt care for the scapes but glad I tried them Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2010
this is great we used this recipe at camp!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2012
I love really really easy recipes that taste absolutely amazing - this is definitely one of them. Cut back on the olive oil and added a small knob of butter to each packet. Spuds took about 30 minutes to be cooked all the way through Delicious! PS Don't forget to slice the flower heads off the scapes as well. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/15/2011
i didnt care for the scapes but glad I tried them Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2012
We love these potatoes so much so that I ration the garlic scapes so I have some to use out of season. TIP: The mature seed pods chopped have great flavor. The small green ones not so much but do not waste them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2013
We had never had garlic scapes before so when I saw them at the Farmer's Market I grabbed them right up! I added a little red pepper and onion to the potatoes (for color and flavor) and we loved them! I also used I can't believe it's not butter spray in place of the oil. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2014
This was the best use to date of the garlic scapes we grew in our garden! I made it exactly as written except for using russet potatoes instead of red potatoes. My husband cooked them for about 30 minutes and the potatoes and scapes were tender and totally delicious! We will definitely make it again with our remaining scapes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2012
I used fingerling potatoes and did not chop them. Wonderful! Easy! Will repeat. Read More