Make It: Campfire Potato Packets with Garlic Compound Butter

Since I was a kid, the easy dish that my parents would make on weekend camping trips were always Potato Packets.

I’ve improved the recipe by adding the compound butter to the mix, it adds a nice “grown up” feel to the simple camping recipe.

Garlic Compound Butter:

  • 1 stick of butter, softened to room temperature
  • 4 cloves of fresh garlic, finely chopped
  • Garlic salt
  • salt and pepper
  • Fresh chives

Let the butter soften and place it in a small bowl. Add the chopped garlic, garlic salt, chives, and salt and pepper to it and combine. Roll the butter in a sheet of plastic wrap, molding into a log. Let the butter chill and set in the fridge for at least an hour.


Campfire Potato Packets:

  • 1 lb of small red or yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 stick of compound garlic butter, cut into slabs
  • Tin foil, preferably heavy duty

Make small packets out of the tin foil, placing about 6 – 8 thin slices of potatoes and about two slabs of the butter per packet. Seal all completely, and place on the grill while preparring the rest of your grilled dinner. If you potatoes are thin to medium thick slices, they should take about 15 – 20 min on the grill to cook fully. Make sure your packets are completely sealed to prevent your summer butter from dripping out.

A super easy side, ideal for fast family dinners.

Thanks and happy eats,



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