Nov 18, 2011

Foodie Friday #22 - An Ode to Potatoes

I love potatoes.  I love them oh so much.  I love them to the point that if I was on a desert island and could only eat one thing for the rest of my life I would eat potatoes every single day.  Though ye old potato may not be the most nutritious thing to choose in that given scenario it is by far one of the most versatile therefor I have decided in a land with only one food the rest of my life I would forgo a long life of eating one nutritious thing for a satisfied short life of eating one not so nutritious thing cooked many different ways.  Anywho...this little party is all about the potato.   

With grilling season on it's way out we decided to give it a go one more time with an old time favorite -  Hobo Potatoes (I am not sure why a hobo would have foil laying around but that is the name and I shall stick to it).  Hobo Potatoes are sliced thin, sprinkled with whatever spices you have laying about and wrapped up in foil to go directly on the grill.  Since they are sliced thin these babies will be done in 15-20 minutes (depending on how hot your grill is) which makes it a perfect accompaniment to your main grilled course.  Here is another non recipe from yours truly...

Hobo Potatoes


  • Take any kind of potato and slice thin.  I use my food processor for this task but a sharp knife or mandolin would do the trick just fine.
  • Dunk all potatoes in a cold water bath to remove the starchy juice and keep the potatoes from browning
  • Put all the potatoes in a large bowl and flavor as you wish.  I drizzle some olive oil then sprinkle parmigiana, garlic powder, a bit of cayenne, and salt and pepper.  E prefers to do his spicy with a bunch of cayenne, crushed black pepper, and whatever else floats his boat that day.  Now mix it all up to coat...the best way to do this is with your hands but you may use a spoon if you must.  

  • Take a large sheet of foil, spray with cooking spray, and mound some potatoes in the center.


  • Roll up the sides just a bit and add about a tablespoon of  water.  This will help steam the potatoes and keep the bottoms from burning.  
  • Now wrap them up and place them on your grill flipping half way.  Some juice may leak out but it will work fine either way.  
  • Cooking time will vary depending on type and size of potato.  If you aren't sure on the cook time take a peek into one of them after around 15 minutes.  If they are cooked through you are good to go - if not, seal up the foil again and leave for a bit longer. 

And here is where I drifted off to my desert island and forgot to take pictures of my final product.  By the time we remembered the potatoes were long gone.  Oops!  Hopefully you all have better luck this week and remember to photograph your end product...  Let's see what ya got!

NOW ON WITH THE PARTY


*Here are couple rules before we get this party kickin'...*
  • Your link MUST be a food related item, duh! It can be a recipe, a specific dish you are craving, a new foodie product you just found, a specific restaurants specific dish...it can be a picnic you had - I really don't care! Just make me want to eat it!
  • {mandatory} Please post my button or a clickable link in your post so others can join in - they are located on the bottom of the right sidebar...Walnuts or Garlic? I dig em' both!  If you don't know how to do this just email me and I can help you out...
  • Try not to post and run - check out another recipe and see what's cookin' elsewhere! You may just learn something! :)
  • Please DO NOT link up your linky parties.
  • FYI - By linking up your are giving me permission to use your recipe, blog, and or photos in an upcoming feature.  No worries - Ill always link back to you and your blog!!  :)

Let the mouth watering, drool inducing, stomach grumbling fun BEGIN!! I'm Hungry...
LET'S EAT!!



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