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How to Bake Potatoes on the Grill

by
author image Jon Williams
Jon Williams is a clinical psychologist and freelance writer. He has performed, presented and published research on a variety of psychological and physical health issues.
How to Bake Potatoes on the Grill
Potatoes on skewers on a grill. Photo Credit KaterynaSednieva/iStock/Getty Images

Meat and potatoes go together like, well, meat and potatoes. Consolidate your cooking efforts and sear smoky goodness into your potatoes by grilling them while you grill your meat. Cook the potatoes entirely on your charcoal grill or quicken the grill time by partially cooking them before grilling. Grill the potatoes wrapped in foil to steam them, or leave them unwrapped for crispier skins.

Preparation

Step 1

Open all the grill vents. Light the charcoal and let it heat until it is covered with gray ash, about 20 to 30 minutes.

Step 2

Spread the charcoal, double layered, in one half of the grill. Leave the other half of the grill free of charcoal.

Step 3

Scrub the grate clean with a grill brush and rub oil on it with a paper towel.

Step 4

Stab the potatoes several times with a fork. Rub the potato skin with olive oil, salt and seasonings of your choice. Wrap the potatoes with aluminum foil, if you want.

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Grilling

Step 1

Place the potatoes, wrapped or unwrapped, on the cool part of the grill, and close the lid. Grill them with indirect heat for 45 to 60 minutes or until they are tender when you puncture them with a fork.

Step 2

To make the skins crisper, remove the foil wrap and move the potatoes directly over the hot coals. Toast them for two or three minutes per side.

Step 3

Remove the potatoes from the grill. If they are unwrapped, cover them with foil to keep them warm.

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