These 'taters are delicious and perfect for a camping trip. Don't forget to dress them up with sour cream, chives, and crumbled bacon. Be sure to use small potatoes, which cook through over an open fire better than larger ones.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 packets
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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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  • Preheat an outdoor grill or bring a campfire to medium heat (325 degrees F to 375 degrees F).

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  • Mix together salt, Italian seasoning, pepper, and garlic powder in a bowl. Pierce potatoes in several places with tines of a fork. Rub about 1 1/2 teaspoons oil onto each potato, then rub evenly with spice mixture. Put each potato onto a 12x12-inch sheet of heavy-duty foil. Wrap foil around potatoes and seal edges tightly, then wrap each packet with another sheet of foil.

  • Grill packets, or nestle them into hot embers, rotating every 5 minutes, until potato flesh is soft, about 25 minutes total. (Carefully open 1 packet to check doneness with a fork. The potato's skin crisps during cooking, so you can't tell just by squeezing it.) Let rest 10 minutes before opening. Serve with your favorite toppings.

  • To cook it indoors: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare packets (skip the extra layer of foil) and transfer to a baking sheet. Roast until potatoes are softened, about 45 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes before opening.

Nutrition Facts

197 calories; protein 3.7g 7% DV; carbohydrates 31g 10% DV; fat 7g 11% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 970.9mg 39% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Rating: 4 stars
07/19/2018
I have done this for years maybe even decades. However I always nuke them at home first and wrap them in foil. At the campsite they heat up quickly. Also the cold potatoes can be unwrapped and cubed and pan fried with onions and peppers. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/19/2018
I have done this for years maybe even decades. However I always nuke them at home first and wrap them in foil. At the campsite they heat up quickly. Also the cold potatoes can be unwrapped and cubed and pan fried with onions and peppers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2017
A fun way to cook potatoes over a campfire. OK so we cooked them in our son's outdoor fire pit. I used small potatoes and they turned out great. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2018
These are great. But you don t really need the foil. Just place similar size potatoes on hot grill and turn them over and over Until they are blackened. Break open and enjoy with butter Yummy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2018
Yes I added Liquid smoke 2 drops to each potato after cooking. Added it to the sour cream. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2018
Love these potatoes! I have made them several times and everyone raves about them. To save time I microwave them for 3 minutes let them cool and then prepare. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2017
Super good and very easy. Lots of seasoning on the outside to spread on the middle of the potato when they were done. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2018
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2017
Simple delicious and full of flavor!!!! We topped them with butter sour cream bacon and chives. I will definitely be making these often YUM YUM YUM!!!!!! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More