Friday, June 10, 2011
I don't know if "The Potato Bag" is it's official name but that's what I call it. This has proven to be such a time saver for me that I had to share it with you if you've never heard of this. I won this as a prize one Christmas during a game my family always plays. Just put 3-4 potatoes in this bag, stick it in the microwave for about 4-5 minutes and you have yourself a few baked potatoes. I also use this to pre-cook my potatoes before making home fries and also before making my favorite summertime side...potatoes,carrots and onions wrapped in foil! If I was really crafty I would have made my own potato bag and shown you how to do it but I will leave that up to those of you who are much more talented than I am! Instead here's how to make my favorite summertime side:
For about 5-6 people cook 6 medium potatoes in your "potato bag" for about 3 mins. in the microwave. I also tried pre-cooking baby carrots in this bag and it worked, just reduce the time by about a minute and a half. I used about half of a large bag of baby carrots. Then cut up about 1-2 onions, don't cook. When your potatoes are cooked cut them into big cubes. Get some foil like you see in the photo and place half of all the veggies into one foil packet. Put some pats of butter (about half a stick) all over the veggies and cover with salt & pepper. Wrap your packet in about 3 layers of foil so the butter doesn't spill out when cooking on the grill. This will make 2 packets of veggies. I put them on the grill about 15 mins before the meat, and that way your veggies and meat should finish at about the same time. I make these ahead of time, stick them in the fridge then they're ready to go when you are. It's so tasty and so easy....even easier now that I have a potato bag!