Barbequed Potato and Garlic Scape Packets Recipe -
Barbequed Potato and Garlic Scape Packets Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Barbequed Potato and Garlic Scape Packets

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"A basic barbecued potato dish takes on a delicious twist thanks to garlic scapes, the flower stalks of the garlic plant. My family absolutely flipped over these potatoes so I take advantage whenever scapes are available. The garlic scapes add a wonderful garlic flavor to the potatoes without being overpowering and they almost have the consistency of young asparagus stalks. The texture of the potatoes and the scapes is interesting and makes a satisfying side dish to any early summer barbecue."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate. Cut 6 18-inch pieces of aluminum foil and set aside.
  2. Combine the potatoes and scapes in a mixing bowl. Drizzle with olive oil; season to taste with salt and pepper. Divide the mixture among the pieces of aluminum foil and fold the edges of the foil over the potato mixture to seal the packets.
  3. Place the packets onto the preheated grill and close the lid. Cook until the potatoes are tender and easily pierced with a fork, 20 to 25 minutes. Rotate the packets halfway through cooking.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 06, 2010

this is great we used this recipe at camp!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 15, 2011

i didnt care for the scapes but glad I tried them


8 Ratings

Jul 01, 2012

I love really really easy recipes that taste absolutely amazing - this is definitely one of them. Cut back on the olive oil, and added a small knob of butter to each packet. Spuds took about 30 minutes to be cooked all the way through Delicious! PS Don't forget to slice the flower heads off the scapes as well.

Jul 01, 2012

We love these potatoes, so much so that I ration the garlic scapes so I have some to use out of season. TIP: The mature seed pods, chopped, have great flavor. The small green ones not so much, but do not waste them.

Jun 09, 2013

We had never had garlic scapes before so when I saw them at the Farmer's Market I grabbed them right up! I added a little red pepper and onion to the potatoes (for color and flavor) and we loved them! I also used I can't believe it's not butter spray in place of the oil.

Jul 19, 2014

This was the best use, to date, of the garlic scapes we grew in our garden! I made it exactly as written, except for using russet potatoes instead of red potatoes. My husband cooked them for about 30 minutes and the potatoes and scapes were tender and totally delicious! We will definitely make it again with our remaining scapes.

Jun 13, 2012

I used fingerling potatoes and did not chop them. Wonderful! Easy! Will repeat.


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  • Calories
  • 377 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 66.1 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 9.8 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 7.3 g
  • 29%
  • Protein
  • 8.9 g
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 92 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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