If you have ever sliced some potatoes, added some butter, wrapped them in foil and cooked on the grill, then you will be very familiar with this approach to Jalapeno Potatoes.I like to use Idaho’s finest and one of the USDA’s top 20 foods for antioxidants
— the Jumbo Russet potato. For those of you that drink orange juice for the vitamin C, pay attention. A single 5.3 oz serving of a Russet potato provides 45%
of your daily need for Vitamin C. They don’t stop with the Vitamin C — 6% Iron, 8% Thiamine, 8% Niacin, 6% Folate and 10% VitaminB6. The potato in the picture weights 1 lb 1.4 oz. Where I am from in Kentucky that is 17.4 oz / 5.3 oz serving size = 3.3 servings. Continuing with the Kentucky math — 3.3 servings x 45% means eat one potato and that is 148.5% of the Vitamin C you need today! Now, I am not suggesting that a Russet is better than an orange, but I am suggesting that it’s high in Vitamin C and tastes better with bacon than an orange.
The following recipe is for 1 jumbo Russet potato, which easily serves 3 people as a side item. Simply increase the ingredients by the number of potatoes that you are preparing.
- 1 jumbo Russet potato per person. A jumbo Russet makes about 2 1/4 cups of diced potato.
- 1/2 cup onion
- 1/2 of a Jalapeno, seeds and membrane removed and diced
- 1 teaspoon Chipotle Dry Rub
- 1 teaspoon Cracked Pepper
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon parsley
1. Dice the potato, onion and jalapeno half. Chop the parsley. Cut the butter into pieces.
2. Place the diced potato on foil. Add the onion, jalapeno, cracked pepper, Kosher salt and Chipotle Dry Rub.
3. Mix well, then place the butter slices on top.
4. Close the foil and twist the top. I opted to have the entire Jalapeno Potato for myself. If serving this as a side item, separate into 3 separate foil wraps.
5. Place on the grill on medium-high heat for about 40 to 50 minutes. Depending on your exact grill temperature, the time will vary. Do not cook with a high flame because the bottom of the potato will burn inside the foil. 400 degrees works well. You can also bake these in the oven.
A variation of this recipe that I make includes substituting green bell pepper for the jalapeno, adding two pieces of fried, crumbled bacon and 1 tablespoon Datil Pepper Spice
Antioxidants + protein = a great meal all by itself. Besides, as we all know………….bacon makes everything better!
Inspiration for this recipe came from The Pioneer Woman Potato Bundles recipe.