Wednesday, July 2, 2008

WFMW: 5 Ingredients or Less

Shannon over at Rocks in my Dryer is doing a cooking edition of Works for Me Wednesday this week, and she wants our recipes to have 5 ingredients or less.

But it's summer, and I hate cooking in the summertime, and "throw some meat on the grill" totally seemed like a cheat...

So, I thought, "What else do we grill?" and then I remembered:

Trey's Grilled Veggies

4 - 6 potatoes
1 onion
2-4 bell peppers
1/4 cup olive oil or butter
Salt and pepper to taste

Make a big packet out of aluminum foil. Dice up your potatoes, onion, and peppers into bite sized pieces. The smaller the pieces, the faster it'll cook, IMHO, but I have no scientific backing for this theory. Place the veggies onto the foil, drizzle with oil or slap the butter on there, and then season to taste. Salt and pepper are great, but you can go nuts and add whatever seasoning you like (Italian?) if you're not afraid to exceed the 5 ingredient limit.

Fold up the packet with all the yumminess inside, and put it on a hot grill. It's going to need a good 20 - 30 minutes, so you probably want to start it before you start your meat (if you're grilling meat, too). This is a very forgiving recipe, so just experiment until you get it the way you like it.

Remove the packet from the grill and let it cool a bit before opening. Watch the steam!

These are best served with grilled steaks, but also good with burgers and dogs, chicken, or whatever you like to grill (maybe even tofu?)... I've experimented with other veggies - zucchini was notably mushy - so feel free to add whatever you have on hand and experiment. The original recipe is fantastic, and scales up and down easily - just don't make your packet too big, or you'll have trouble getting it off the grill. Aim for your finished packet to be about the size of a salad plate.

Head over to Rocks in my Dryer for more 5 ingredient or less recipes!!

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