The Foil Foodie: Potato Poppers Reply

By Levi Flood Contributing Writer

Welcome to my new series! My goal is to give you a new recipe every week that you can easily make in your dorm room. Each meal will cost $10 or less, and take 10 minutes or less to prepare. All you’ll need is a role of aluminum foil, a regular kitchen spool, a solo cup, a knife, and access to the oven in your common room. Today’s recipe is a dish I like to call Potato Poppers.

Potato Poppers

Photo by Levi Flood Can you believe all of this cost just $7.49?

Photo by Levi Flood
Can you believe all of this costs just $7.39?

Ingredients:

  • 1 russet potatoes
  • 1/2 of a medium tomato
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/8 of a red onion
  • 2 spoon-fulls of diced peperoni
  • 1 tablespoon of butter

**Total cost: $7.39 (This price does not include the optional toppings.)**

Optional Toppings:

  • 2 spoon-fulls of diced scallions
  • Salt to taste
  • Shredded cheese
  • Sour cream

**To save money, look for individually wrapped salt and butter packets at the cafeteria.**

Photo by Levi Flood Be sure to cut up the ingredients into tiny pieces while your oven preheats.

Photo by Levi Flood
Be sure to cut up the ingredients into tiny pieces while your oven preheats.

Instructions:

  • Pre-heat your oven to 450°F
  • Dice up the potato, tomato, onion, and pepperoni so that each is bite-sized.
  • Crush the clove of garlic with the side of your knife, then dice it up as small as you can.
  • Place all of the ingredients in a pile on a foot-long section of foil.
  • Place butter on top of ingredients
  • Optional: Add cheese and salt on top of ingredients (as much as you want)
  • Wrap the foil into a tight ball
  • Wrap a second layer of foil around the ball
  • Place the foil ball in the oven and cook for 50 minutes, or until potatoes are soft, whichever is longer
  • Open up the foil ball and eat up!
  • Optional: Add sour cream to taste 

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And be sure to comment below with how you did on this dish and tune in next week for a gluten free spin on a dinner dish!

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