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Onion Potato Packages

This really isn't a recipe - just a fast and easy way to make great tasting potatoes.
This is a good way to do potatoes on the BBQ as well.
  • Potatoes
  • chopped onion
  • salt and pepper
  • butter
  1. Lay out one piece of foil for each potato.
  2. Cut each potato into 1/2 inch slices or 1 inch cubes.
  3. Sprinkle with diced onion and salt and pepper and dot with about 1teaspoon or so of butter.
  4. Wrap each package up tightly - use a double fold so the butter doesn't leak out while it's baking.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until potato is done.
  6. Serve in foil or empty packages into serving bowl.
  7. You can pass the sour cream if desired.


  1. These are very good indeed, except, I add some mushrooms, sliced carrots and some broccoli and cauliflower florets, as well.
    Sometimes, I also add some nice chunks of farmer sausage.
    A full meal! ! ! Yummy!

  2. Bev..these packets of potatoes(and I add veggies too) are a favorite for us when we go camping esp when cooked in the 'coals'.

  3. Thanks Bev! What a great reminder...

  4. I have done this too. Yummy! We also throw them on the BBQ while BBQ our meat. Thats really good too and great when it is hot outside and you dont want to turn on the oven. Add veggies to the packets and you can cook your whole meal on the BBQ.

  5. Bev, I've done these potatoes so often...but I bake mine slower and longer until the potatoes are crispy and the onions are carmelized. . .

  6. These are always on our camping menu, but I seem to forget about them in the winter months. Good idea! Kathy

  7. I remember doing this recipe in Girl Scouts and it was SO good! I've also added a hamburger pattie and some carrots and it makes a good, full meal! Love your blog and I'll be back. Happy New Year from Houston, TX.

  8. Something so simple but so yummy. Packets are a wonderful way to blend flavors and I think we forget about them when we are NOT camping. But these are great no matter how one cooks them. Thanks for sharing Bev....out comes the tinfoil!

  9. I remember camping with these, but we made them fancy by slicing the potato almost all the way through, but not quite. Then we would put thin onion slices and carrots in the cracks. The rest was the same. When we opened the packets, it was so pretty seeing the onion and carrot peeking out between the potatoes!

  10. That looks so interesting. We used to do something around the campfire like that. Something new to try with my Fish Pockets.

  11. My family loves these potato packets. We do them on the BBQ in the summer, and in the oven during winter season. The only thing I add is a really good sprinkling of Montreal Steak Spice before closing up the packets. I was skeptical until I tried the spice, now I won't make them without it! I love your site!


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