Dilly Grilled German Potato Salad Packets


Dilly Grilled German Potato Salad Packets

Published in Carolina Country Magazine May 2019

I’m all about things that can be fixed ahead so when it is time to entertain, the cook can enjoy the gathering too, and not be all busied by getting things ready.  Foil packets check that box!  Dilled Grilled Potato Salad packets (my version of Grilled German Potato Salad!) are a side dish that will go alongside most anything… from meats, to fish and seafood… and they won’t take you much time to prepare… ahead of time… ready to throw on a hot grill for only 15-20 minutes.  Give this recipe a try, perhaps alongside my Orange Marmalade Steak and Chicken Kabobs.  

This recipe created for and published in Carolina Country Magazine May 2019.
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Dilly Grilled German Potato Salad Packets

This savory, saucy potato salad is a tasty side dish for just about anything! Make these foil packets ahead and stack in the fridge to be ready to hit the grill.  It's my version of Grilled German Potato Salad!  Serves 4-6
Keyword: foil packets, grilled potato salad, dill
Author: Wendy Perry


  • 2 heavy-duty foil sheets (or 4 regular sheets, doubled)
  • 2 lbs. red potatoes (with skin)
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4 slices uncooked bacon, diced
  • ½ cup kosher dill pickle relish
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar or pickle relish juice
  • 3-4 tablespoons bacon drippings or oil
  • 2 tablespoons spicy mustard, (I like to use Peggy Roses Champagne mustard)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • chopped fresh dill


  • Heat grill to medium-low.
  • Coat foil generously with pan spray. Cut potatoes into ¾-inch cubes and divide among the two foil sheets.
  • Combine remaining ingredients except dill. Spoon mixture over potatoes. Wrap and seal the packets.
  • Place onto hot grill over direct heat; cover and cook 10 minutes. Check one packet for doneness — if needed, cook several more minutes.
  • Remove from grill and let rest 5–10 minutes. Sprinkle with fresh dill.

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