Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Oven Baked or Grilled Potato Bundles

Individual packets of diced potatoes, butter, cream and spices. These potato packets pair perfectly with any grilled chicken, fish or steak recipe.
I love baked potatoes but they tend to get a bit boring after a while. We grilled chicken the other night and I wanted something different. I remembered a recipe from the pioneer woman for these awesome Potato Bundles.  All the ingredients she used were right up my alley. Potatoes, onions, butter, cream and parsley... Yum how could you go wrong adding cream.
 
I was so excited to get all the potatoes diced up and in the packets. My husband grilled the chicken and I handled the potatoes. I have to say these were the best tasting potatoes I have had in a long time. So tender and all those buttery onions um for goodness I was in heaven. I served these potatoes with my Honey Lime Grilled Chicken.

These potatoes would be great served with any grilled chicken, fish or steak recipe. You can bake these packets in the oven or on your outdoor grill. Everyone loved their own individual potato packets.  
 
Start by cutting up the potatoes. Cut the potato into two slices lengthwise. Then turn it in the other direction and make one more slice down the middle. Last turn the potato slices and cut the other direction to create a large dice. Slice up the onions and cut into large chunks. Mince the parsley and set aside.

Now it is time to start assembling the potato packets. I didn't have the foil packets so i just used regular foil and made my own packets. Toss on some potatoes in the middle of the foil,

Add the onions, how ever much you want. I love onions so I use a lot. Sprinkle on some paprika and kosher salt. Add the cream, not a lot just enough to give it a rich creamy flavor.

The add some parsley. I left that out in some of the packets since the kids are not big on green stuff on their potatoes. Sprinkle the pepper on last.

Now it is time to make a little packet for the potatoes to cook in. Bring up the sides of the foil together and then roll them down towards the center of the foil. See above. Roll each of the sides towards the center the same way. Make sure they are sealed up tightly.

Place the packets on the baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes, or until the potatoes tender. If you would like to cook these on and outdoor grill, see the cooks note at the end of this post. Be careful when you open the packets because all the steam will escape and it will be hot.





Oven Baked or Grilled Potato Bundles

6 - russet potatoes, cut into cubes (one potato per person)
1/2 - cup yellow or white onion, cut into chunks
1/2 - cup unsalted butter
1/2 - cup heavy cream
kosher or sea salt. to taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
paprika, to taste
2 - tablespoons minced parsley, to taste
bacon bits, optional (one teaspoon per packet)

Pile cubed potatoes and onions on a square piece of foil. 

Add 1 - 2 tablespoons butter, splash on some cream, sprinkle on salt, pepper, paprika and parsley. One teaspoon of bacon bits can also be added. 

Wrap bundles tightly and bake at 375 degrees for 35 - 40 minutes, or until extremely tender. 

Serve foil bundles right on the plate!

Grilling Instructions:  Place potato packets on the hottest spot on the grill and cook for 25-30 minutes or remove when done (check often for tenderness). 

recipe yields: 6 servings 
source: pioneer woman


22 comments:

Live.Love.Eat said... #

These look beautiful. I just love potatoes more than anything. I make a similar version and it's just amazing. So simple and tasty.

So are you meeting PW on her book tour?

Colleen said... #

Looks so good! Have you gotten a copy of Pioneer Woman's cookbook? IT IS AWESOME! I have tons of cookbooks and this is my very favorite. Not necessarily because of the recipes but the pictures, stories and layout of the book. Recipes are great too!

Christy said... #

These look scrumptious!! I've been in a rut with potatoes lately and these are perfect to change things up a bit and the kids will love opening their very own packets!

Libby@CookingWithLibby said... #

Yummmm! I'm so jealous that you're going to see her! She's not even anywhere close to coming over here to our neck of the woods :( My birthday is coming up in 3 weeks, so I may request her cookbook as a gift :)

Tina Butler said... #

I dont have the cookbook yet. Usually at the book signings you will need to purchase the book from the book store. I saw it at Walmart and just camped out in the isle looking at it. My dd told me cmon mom your gonna see her soon and you can read the book then. Kids they just dont get it sometimes. My dd said is that the lady that has the punks? are they coming? I told I am not sure they were at one of the signings so maybe we will see.

Sheryl said... #

I will be trying these potatoes this weekend. Yummmm.

Melissa said... #

These look delicious! I'm so envious that you're going to meet the Pioneer Woman! I wish she were coming to my area on her tour!

A Cooking Bookworm said... #

How simple and easy!! I'm always looking for a new way with potatoes! I'm going to have to try this - my husband would love them!

Heidi said... #

Congrats on getting to meet Ree! How fun :) I make these on the grill and they are great.

Unknown said... #

I've made potato bundlrs but I've never added cream; I'll have to try that!

Just dropped by from SITS to say hi; hope you'll do the same.

Lisa Fink said... #

I read your post this morning and made these for dinner tonight! They were really good. I will for sure make them again!

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MsTypo said... #

Hi, stopping by from SITS! :)

Those look tasty! Such a neat twist on an old standard.

Molly said... #

yum. I always love a new idea for potatos! Love Pioneer Woman too...stopping by from SITS!

Teresa Cordero Cordell said... #

Delicious. I love the Pioneer Woman. Can't wait to get her cookbook.

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Amy said... #

Oh my gosh, you are going to meet the pioneer woman!! I'm SO jealous- I've made a ton of her things and they are always so good.. The apple dumplings are to die for (but you may have a heart attack after eating them) and the cauliflower soup is a staple in our house!

Unknown said... #

I made these yesterday, they were very yummy! Thank you

KewelMom said... #

Cant wait to try these. I make a similar version, but right before they are ready to serve, I open them up, throw a little shredded chedder cheese on them and close it back up so it can melt (but without the cream). But I love cooking with heavy whipping cream it makes everything so much better, so I am looking forward to making these.

Trish said... #

Well I did a spin on this as I didn't have enough potatoes and live too far from town to run and fetch them. I added parsnips which was a big hit. Thanks for the recipe!!!!!

Anonymous said... #

I do something like this! in the foil with the potatoes I add a boneless skinless chicken breast also add slices of onion and green pepper and a tablespoon of butter or margarine and any favorite seasons. I call them HOBO Meals. My Family Loves them.