I call these my camp fire potatoes. Not because I camp. I am not a camper. My idea of camping would be at a 5 star hotel preferable in the penthouse suite overlooking the ocean. But if I was a camper and I wanted the perfect side dish, I would serve this with whatever I was cooking up over the camp fire.
I guess you could call cooking out on the grill the closest I come to camping. And when I’m making chicken, steak, fish or any other dish, this is my favorite side dish to serve. It takes only a few minutes to make these when you use the pre-packaged little microwavable potatoes.
Cheesy Camp Fire Potatoes
1 package of microwave ready potatoes*
5 slices of bacon, cooked and diced
1 cup cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Make sure your potatoes are all roughly the same size whether you are using pre-packaged microwavable or fresh baby potatoes from the produce section.
Place potatoes on a microwave-safe bowl or plate and cook on high for 3-4 minutes until tender when you test them with a fork or knife.
Preheat the grill or if using the oven preheat it to 350 degrees. Lay out 3 sheets of heavy duty aluminum foil to make your packet. Spray the foil with non-stick cooking spray.
Once the potatoes are cool enough to handle, slice a single layer on to the foil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and top with cheese and bacon.
Repeat layers two more times until all potatoes, cheese and bacon are used. Fold up the sides of the foil and pinch the top closed. Place on grill, cover and cook for 10-20 minutes, until potatoes are tender and the cheese has melted. Open foil and serve!
NOTE: There are different varieties and brands of microwavable potatoes. Or you can buy baby potatoes and microwave them but make sure they are all about the same size.
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