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Learning how to grill baked potatoes isn't difficult and will yield tender potatoes soaked in the flavor-infused aroma of the grill!
After the crazy snow-packed spring we've had this year, I am dancing in the sun right now! Which, as you can imagine, makes typing really difficult, but hey, I'm dedicated. I swear I am not going to take summer for granted ever again, or until at least mid-June, whichever comes first. I have my grill polished up and ready to go, and fully intend on giving it a workout this year!
Swing by Sam's Club and load up on your grilling essentials and while you are there make sure to pick up Gold Peak® Tea to serve ice cold with your grilled baked potatoes! Is there a more classic beverage to serve with a cookout than iced tea? I really enjoy using Sam's Club's In-Club Pick Up to get me on my way quickly!
How to Grill Baked Potatoes
Grilling baked potatoes is a lot easier than some people imagine. The key is to bake potatoes on the grill in foil. The foil absorbs the heat, trapping it in, and prevents the skin from burning while the potato slowly comes to temperature. I grill my baked potato on a charcoal grill because it adds more flavor, however a gas grill will work equally well.
I recommend setting your potatoes over medium heat and rotating them throughout cooking. Medium heat should feel hot when you hold your hand over it, but not be instantly blistering.
When Are Baked Potatoes Done?
Baked potatoes are done when they reach an internal temperature of 210 degrees. This is the temperature when they achieve light and fluffy perfection! If you don't own a meat thermometer you can simply pierce them with a fork. Though less accurate, they are done when the fork presses into the potato with little resistance.
Baked Potato on the Grill Cooking Time
The cooking time for a grilled baked potato will vary depending on the exact temperature of your heat source, but plan for around 1 hour. If it takes longer, simply grab another Gold Peak® Tea to sip on while you wait.
How to Grill Potatoes
- 4 Russet potatoes
- 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
- Cooking foil
- Rub potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
- Pierce potatoes a couple times on each side with a fork to allow heat to escape during cooking.
- Wrap each potato in foil and pierce the wrapped potato a couple more times with a fork to allow smoke flavor to penetrate while cooking.
- Place potatoes on a grill over medium heat, cover and cook for 1 hour, turning potatoes occasionally. Potatoes are done when they are tender inside and have an internal temperature of 210.
Be sure to head to Sam's Club to get all of your grilling favorites!
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