How to Bake a Potato on a Gas Grill
Baking potatoes on a gas grill isn’t just simple; it’s actually one of the best ways to cook it. Unlike other cooking methods, grilling will produce uniform heat and bring out the potato’s flavor completely.
Bake Whole Potatoes
Rinse the potatoes thoroughly. Spread an aluminum foil and put some cooking oil around it. Apply 1 tablespoon of oil for every potato you put in. Consider adding some herbs and spices. You can add some pepper, salt and other seasoning on the oil. This will give the potatoes more flavor. Enfold the potato in the foil.
Turn the grill on. Turn it to low heat. Set the potatoes on the warmest section of the grill. Some people like to use the microwave before baking potatoes on a gas grill. Make a few holes in the potatoes if you’ll be using the microwave.
Put the cover down and cook for 45 minutes. Flip the potatoes every few minutes. Put a fork through one of the potatoes. If it goes through easily, it’s cooked. Cooked potatoes are also tender.
Baking Potatoes Method II
Cut the potato in half. You can use your knife to make grid patterns on the top if you want. This isn’t just for aesthetic purposes; a grid pattern will hasten cooking time. Sprinkle some cooking oil on the potato.
Add some salt, pepper, paprika and other seasonings you like. When you’re baking potatoes on a gas grill in this manner, place it skin side facing down. Grill it for half an hour.
Other Grilling Reminders
There are other ways to grill these potatoes. Put them in the microwave. After it’s cooked halfway, set them on the grill for 20 minutes.
You can dispense with the foil if you want it crunchy. For more flavors, add salt, pepper and spices on the grill. Roll the potatoes there and start cooking.
Don’t dry the potatoes after they’re washed. Just put them in the foil and cook it. Usually this will take 20 minutes. Bigger potatoes will take several minutes longer.
Here’s another way to start baking potatoes on a gas grill. Cut the potatoes in half. Make several light cuts on each piece. Put butter evenly around them. Sprinkle some salt and pepper. You can also put some peppercorns and garlic too. Open the gas grill. You can also use some hickory for more flavors.
Put the potatoes over the grill. Put some more butter over each piece. Cook in low heat. Get some onions and combine it with sour cream. Squeeze in a few drops of lemon and add this to the potatoes. When the potatoes are cooked, put in serving plates. These can be eaten on its own or with other grilled foods.
As when grilling other foods, make sure you don’t get too close to the heat. Follow all the instructions for operating the grill. Don’t forget to clean the unit after using it.
Baking sweet potatoes on a gas grill is a quick way to serve tasty treats. On their own or with vegetables and steaks, these culinary delights will leave you and your guests clamoring for more.
Mike is a free lancer writer of www.truebake.com/