The Oilfield Cafe: Bacon Ranch Foil Packet Potatoes

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I don’t know about y’all, but summer means grilling season in our household. Hubby is a master with a charcoal grill and I’m always looking for yummy sides to pair with his delicious steaks or ribs. I found this potato recipe while surfing around Facebook the other day and decided to give it a go. Let me just say that these potatoes were an instant hit! Hubby loved them so much that I had to make them again while we were at the lake with family, who all also fell in love with them. You can even fry up the leftovers in a little bit of butter for breakfast the next morning for instant home fries! (I never said I ate healthy, y’all.)

Here’s what you’ll need (This is enough for three servings. Adjust as needed.):

-3 sheets of heavy-duty foil
-10-12 baby red potatoes, thinly sliced
-6 slices of cooked and crumbled bacon
-1 packet ranch dressing mix
-Salt and pepper to taste
-3 tablespoons butter
-Sour cream and shredded cheese for serving, if desired

Here’s how to make ’em:

-Spray each sheet of foil with cooking spray. Top each piece with equal portions of potatoes, bacon, and ranch dressing mix. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add 1 tablespoon of butter to each serving. Wrap securely.

Grill for 20 to 30 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Serve in foil, topped with sour cream and/or shredded cheese if desired.

Want to make this but don’t have any plans to fire up the grill? No problem. Just place the foil packets directly on the rack in a 425 degree oven for about 30-40 minutes. Once the potatoes are fork tender, you are ready to grub.

What summer-time grilling recipes are your family’s favorites? Comment below or send me a tweet! @Ofwjaimie 

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About Jaimie

Jaimie is 26 years old, wife of five years to JR, and mother of two beautiful children: Ashley, 4 and Justin, 1. When not spending time with her family, and watching movies based on Jane Austen novels, she finds new ways to live a healthy and fulfilling life. Jaimie lives in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Follow Jaimie on Twitter or on her blog, Education of an Oilfield Wife!

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