Interesting Note: These foil packets make for a perfect family-sized side dish. The creamy mixture and grilling process create a mouthwatering blend of flavors and textures that will leave everyone in your house craving for more!
- 4 medium-sized potatoes
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 shallots, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Salt and pepper, adjusted to your preference
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
- 1 cup grated cheese (your choice)
- Prep Cream Mixture: In a saucepan, combine the heavy cream, shallots, minced garlic, a pinch of salt, a dash of pepper, and the fresh thyme leaves. Heat the mixture until it reaches a steaming point, then let it simmer for 10 minutes. After simmering, you can choose to blend it for a smoother consistency or simply mash it with a fork for a rustic touch.
- Prepare Potatoes: Wash and thinly slice the potatoes. You’ll want to create uniform slices for even cooking. Place these potato slices onto four separate sheets of aluminum foil, making sure to double-wrap the bottom for added security.
- Add Cream: Distribute the creamy mixture evenly over the potato slices within each foil packet. Seal the packets tightly with an additional layer of foil to ensure no leaks during grilling.
- Grill: Preheat your grill to low indirect heat. Place the foil packets on the grill and let them cook for about 20 minutes. Afterward, rotate the packets (no need to flip them), and continue grilling for an additional 20-25 minutes or until the potatoes are tender to your liking.
- Cheese It Up: Carefully open the foil packets and sprinkle the grated cheese evenly over the creamy potatoes. Return the opened packets to the grill and continue grilling for an extra 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted beautifully and developed a golden-brown crust.
- Enjoy: Remove the foil packets from the grill and let them cool for a moment. Then, serve these creamy grilled potatoes while they’re hot and irresistibly delicious. They make a fantastic side dish for any meal!