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skillet potatoes with cheese & bacon

Iron Skillet Potatoes (on the grill)

Iron Skillet Potatoes are the perfect way to stay out of the kitchen. Let your grill master cook the meat and the potatoes!
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  • 2 lbs. small red potatoes scrubbed
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic diced
  • ½ stick butter (4 Tablespoons)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 6-8 slices bacon sliced into small pieces and cooked
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Slice potatoes about ¼ inch thick.
  • Layer them in a 10 inch cast iron skillet, creating 2 circles and then fill in the middle section.
  • Melt butter in saucepan.
  • Add garlic and onion
  • Cook on med-low 7-8 minutes
  • Pour butter mixture over potatoes
  • Cover tightly with foil
  • Cook over indirect medium heat for about 45 minutes, checking for doneness after 35 minutes.
  • When potoatoes are fork tender sprinkle with cheese and bacon bits
  • Recover and put back on heat 4-5 minutes or just until cheese melts.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs if desired.
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