Fire-Roasted Potatoes and a Potato Bar | Tonya Staab

When I meal plan each week I always try to take into account food items that can be used over two meals, especially with items that you know there will be leftovers of, or dishes that I can cook double the amount and use for a different meal.

One night last week I made homemade chili with cornbread for dinner.  The following night, we lit the firepit outside and once the coals were hot, I fire-roasted potatoes, that we could use the leftover chili on to create a completely different dish, along with a variety of other toppings.

Fire roasted potato bar
To prepare the potatoes:

  1. Wash the potatoes and pat dry with a clean towel
  2. Pierce potatoes with a fork
  3. Brush potatoes with melted butter
  4. Wrap in aluminum foil

Fire-roasting the potatoes:

  1. Light a firepit or fireplace until coals are hot
  2. Place each aluminum foil wrapped potato under the coals
  3. Cook for approximately 1 hour.  Remove a potato carefully using tongs from the coals after about 45 minutes to ensure they are cooking through, you can check them by piercing with a skewer or roasting fork (you will be able to feel if they are still hard inside or whether they are becoming soft). 

Toppings:

Baked potato toppings
I placed out an assortment of toppings including:

  1. Leftover chili (from dinner the evening before)
  2. Bacon (which I had pre-cooked in the oven on a cookie tray)
  3. Baked beans (my favorite are Heinz Baked Beans which are generally available at World Market or Fresh & Easy)
  4. Mushrooms
  5. Shredded mild cheddar cheese
  6. Sour cream
  7. Chives and green onions

Here are some more topping ideas too:

  1. Fresh tomatoes (chopped)
  2. Spinach
  3. Slices of butter
  4. Black beans
  5. Corn kernels
  6. Ham
  7. Grilled sausage slices
  8. Coleslaw
  9. Cream cheese
  10. Leftovers – such as casseroles, bolognese sauce, meatballs

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4 comments

Dariela January 22, 2013 - 8:47 pm

This looks so yummy Tonya! i want to make it one day!!

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Ellen Christian January 23, 2013 - 7:40 am

Oh wow these look amazing. I wonder if I could manage it in the wood stove.

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Brettbmartin January 23, 2013 - 11:44 am

yum- i love potato bars. this looks so much more appealing

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KappaVelvit January 23, 2013 - 12:04 pm

So yummy…Butter, Bacon, Cheese, Sour Cream, mmmmmm

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