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Potato Supreme Parcels
These potato parcels are easy to make and taste delicious. Great for camping and can be cooked over the coals, on the BBQ or in your camp oven. You can make as few or as many as you like. They make a delicious side dish to some BBQ meat, or any meat for that matter.
To Serve 4
4 large sheets of heavy-duty foil (enough to be able to wrap each potato well – if you only have thin foil, double it up)
4 large washed potatoes - thinly sliced (I prefer the red Ruby Lou potatoes; they are very versatile) or use 2 small potatoes for each person.
2 to 4 rashers bacon – sliced or diced (or use ham)
1 small red onion thinly sliced (or use whatever onion you have on hand, they just have a stronger flavour)
2 or more spring onions – finely chopped - optional
1 packet French onion soup (I prefer the salt reduced)
1 cup grated cheese (optional – tasty or mild)
Salt and pepper to taste
Sour cream for serving (extra - optional)
Spray each sheet of foil with cooking spray to help stop the potato slices sticking to the foil. (If you want, you can also line the foil with some baking paper to stop the potatoes sticking.)
Cook the bacon in a pan until lightly browned. Drain on some paper towel.
In the middle of each piece of foil, arrange the potato slices, then top and red onion slices and bacon pieces.
Sprinkle a little of the soup mix evenly over the top (not too much).
Sprinkle over some grated cheese and spring onions and season well with salt and pepper.
Add about 1 tspn butter (more or less) on top of the potato mix and if you like a dollop of cream or sour cream. (I think it’s best if you can spread the cream evenly over the potato slices.)
Wrap each packet up securely, crimping the foil edges together to get a good seal all round.
Place on top of a BBQ grill and cook for approx. 30 mins or until the potato slices are tender. Don’t cook over to high heat, or you’ll burn the bottom of the potatoes. Depending on how thick your potato slices are, and how much potato you have in the parcel, will depend on the cooking time.
If baking in the oven, preheat oven to 180°C/350°F, place potato foil parcels on a baking tray and bake for approx. 30 mins or until the potatoes are tender.
If baking in your camp oven, place them on a trivet to lift them off the bottom of the camp oven so you don’t burn them.
If you have time, let them stand for about 10 mins before serving.
Serve topped with a dollop of sour cream if you want.
Viv’s Hint: You can add other ingredients such as sun-dried tomatoes, sliced mushrooms, crushed garlic, salami or ham, etc. You could also use garlic butter instead of plain butter for even more flavour.
If you want you could also line the foil with some baking paper before adding the ingredients.
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