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Mom's Barbecued Boulangère Potatoes

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“A barbecue staple in my family. I just make it with vegetable broth because I'm the lame vegetarian back home. It's important to use Russet potatoes, as you want the broth to make some sort of a sauce with the starch released from them. Waxy potatoes would just make a watery side dish.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large vidalia onion, cut into thin rings
  • 4 big russet potatoes, unpeeled, sliced into thin slices
  • 2 tablespoons dried herbes de provence
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 12 cups vegetable broth


  1. Preheat your grill at medium heat.
  2. Take a big sheet ( like 60 cm long) of heavy duty aluminum paper. Grease it with the butter.
  3. Lay some onion rings in the middle. You want to make a package out of it, so lay your ingredients with that in mind :).
  4. Now put some potatoes over the onions. Sprinkle with herbes de provence and salt and pepper.
  5. Cover with another "story" of onions, then potatoes, then spices.
  6. Repeat until you have nothing left.
  7. Start putting the sides of the packet up. Pour the broth over the veggies.
  8. Close the package as a papillote, and put on grill. Close the top of your barbie and let cook for about 30 minutes, just watch it doesn't burn!
  9. Serve!

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