Minty new potatoes recipe

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BBQ new potatoes cooked in a foil parcel with minty butter on the grill. For more BBQ recipe ideas from Woman's Weekly visit

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  • healthy
Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories122 Kcal6%
Fat7 g10%
Saturated Fat4.5 g23%

New potatoes cooked in a foil parcel on a BBQ with minty butter. Prepare in advance so they are all ready to put on the BBQ when your guests arrive.


  • 500-750g (1-1½lb) new potatoes
  • 4 spring onions, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 50g (1¾oz) butter
  • Salt and freshly




  1. Place the potatoes in a pan and cover with water. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer them for about 10 minutes. Drain the potatoes well and leave them to cool.
  2. Place the potatoes on a double layer of foil, scatter the spring onions and mint on top, then put the butter in the centre and season well with salt and pepper. Wrap the foil up around the potatoes, keeping them in a single layer.
  3. Cook the foil parcel on a medium-heat barbecue for about 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally, until the potatoes are tender.
  4. Remove the parcel from the barbecue, carefully open it and tip the potatoes into a serving dish.
Top Tip for making Minty new potatoes

Cookery Editor, Sue McMahon, suggests that the potatoes can be boiled the day before. The boiling reduces cooking time on the BBQ. If you want to omit this stage, the potatoes can be cooked in the foil parcel from raw, just allow a longer cooking time and turn the foil parcel regularly, so that the potatoes cook evenly.

Food & Recipes writer

Sue McMahon is a former Food and Recipes Writer at GoodTo and Cooking Editor at Woman's Weekly. Her primary passion is cakes and Sue regularly travels the world teaching cake decorating. Her biggest achievement to date was winning the Prix d’honneur at La Salon Culinaire International de Londres beating over 1,200 other entries.