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Minnesota Cooking: Grilling a Potato and Pork Patties

Updated on August 5, 2016

The Verdict

I'd like to hop in here and tell you, actually rave about how good a baked potato is fresh off the grill, but I cannot.

Nope. I cannot. I thought it would work. It added smoke flavor to my potato, but I ended up using the microwave to soften and finish the potato, since grilling it only dried it out.


I meant well.. I found out something interesting, however. I found that if you put your frozen pork patties on the grill and then - turn the grill on, it takes about 15 minutes and they are thawed out and they have that definitive grill marks on the bottom. Then, you flip them over and grill them for an additional 10 minutes

They turned out done, grilled to perfection, and juicy. Plus, they had that grilled flavor that tastes so yummy.

But, that potato - well. Completely different story.


I took a large russet potato and sliced slits in it across the entire length of potato.

Not all the way through, however.. my intention was to make the potato fan out, not to make slices. I had a Vidalia onion that I sliced thin and cut into half moon shapes.I added a sliver of onion to each slit. Then, I sprayed that potato liberally with spray butter.

I like the flavor of Greek Seasoning, so I sprinkled that across the top of the potato.


At this point, at any other time, I would have just placed it in a microwavable dish, covered it with plastic wrap and placed it in the microwave for 7 minutes, or until that potato was smooshie

But, nope, I had to try putting it on the grill. Without protection.

Next time, I think I will wrap it in tin foil and let it cook for 40 minutes. That's how long it takes to bake a potato in the oven at 400 degrees. When you bring a potato to boil in water, it takes 20 minutes to soften it.

Next Time

Yes. Next time, I will wrap my potato in aluminum foil and bake it, although I don't like how wet the potato gets inside the foil. Normally, I dice up the potato and onions and peppers, add butter and seasoned salt, wrap in aluminum foil with the fold up and grill until everything is cooked through.

It ends up tasting alright, but, my body doesn't tolerate the combination very well. So, you can eat them that way, but I will pass.

Share Your Potato Experience

So. Tell me. What is the best way to cook potatoes.

What ways have you tried? What method. What seasonings? Did you eat it that way more than once?


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