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I'm doing whole baked potatoes on a gas grill today. Any suggestions or tips. Pierce the skin or not?

asked by Pamela731 about 4 years ago
8 answers 5925 views
32fb3935 151a 4db2 ac26 980d4c0d5cea  lorigoldsby
added about 4 years ago

When you are giving your potatoes a good scrub, after rinsing, sprinkle a liberal amount of kosher salt all over the outside. That will pull the inherent water out of the potatoes and leave you with a fluffy baked potato.

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added about 4 years ago

Should I poke it

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added about 4 years ago

Yes, poke it a few times. I googled and found a few photos of exploded potatoes. (I think the risk is small.) However, pierce a few times, all around. Enjoy your meal!

19f2e275 c635 488f 8322 530158a23e00  food52
added about 4 years ago


I've always halved my potatoes, brushed with oil, season with salt and pepper and wrapped in foil. Cook in the grill, cut side down, for a good 15-30 minutes to develop a crispy brown crust, then flip and finish cooking on the skin side.

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hardlikearmour

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added about 4 years ago

I second the motion for foil wrapping. It'll take about an hour to cook a whole potato.

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added about 4 years ago

I like to cut a few deep slices, a pat of butter, some onions and some herbs. Wrap tight in foil. Works with every meal, just switch up the herbs to match the meat you are cooking. Kids love sweet potato done the same way but with butter and a sprinkle of brown sugar. My kids gobble that with grilled chicken! Easy health kid meal without cooking in my house on a hot day.

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added about 4 years ago


Because potatoes are grown in the ground, they can contain botulism spores. Wrapping in foil creates a low-oxygen environment which, when coupled with moisture and temperatures in the danger zone (40-140F) create a perfect environment for the bacteria to grow. Potatoes baked in foil and not immediately consumed should be removed from the foil and stored in the refrigerator.

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added about 4 years ago

immediatly consuming all of my grilled potatoes has never been a problem for anyone :) But a good point to make indeed.