How to make grilled potatoes in foil grilling the potatoes in a foil packet makes this recipe easy and foolproof similar to this grilled salmon in foil grilling the potatoes in foil traps heat allowing the potatoes to steam and the insides to become tender the heat of the grill turns the outsides deep golden and crisp.

Nuke potatoes or bake in the oven until fork tender add to a large bowl and smash with a potato masher immediately add softened butter green onions bacon and sour cream and stir with a rubber spatula add salt and pepper to taste add french fried onions and fold in serve hot sprinkling on extra french fried onions and green onions.