Bacon Egg & Cheese Grilled Potatoes

Bacon Egg & Cheese Grilled Potatoes are an epic savoury breakfast whether you're cooking outdoors on the grill or in your kitchen oven. We've got all the good stuff wrapped up in a little foil package. I can't get enough. 

  • Author: Renee Rendall
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: American


Units Scale
  • 4 slices streaky bacon
  • 500 grams (1 pound) baby potatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or rapeseed oil
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 eggs


  1. Fire up your grill or preheat your oven to 200 C (400 F). Lay out two large sheets of foil to build your potato packets on.
  2. Chop your bacon into one-inch pieces and cook it over medium heat in a skillet until crisp. Transfer the bacon and any grease to a large mixing bowl.
  3. If your potatoes are larger than bite-size, chop them in half, quarter them, or cut them however you need to so that each piece is one bite. If you have any potatoes small enough to cook whole, pierce them with a fork a couple times. Add the chopped potatoes to the mixing bowl with the bacon.
  4. Drizzle the oil over the potatoes, and sprinkle each one with cayenne, salt, and pepper. Give them a toss to make sure your seasonings are evenly distributed.
  5. Divide the bacon and potatoes between your two pieces of foil. Then carefully fold up your foil packet. You want to create space around the potatoes, but you also want the packet to be totally sealed to keep in steam.
  6. If you're cooking these on a charcoal grill or campfire, you can nest them right into the white embers once the fire has died down. If you have a gas grill, put them in a spot that's not directly over the flame and keep the lid closed. I cooked mine in the oven. Whichever method you choose, they'll take about an hour. The potatoes should be tender and able to easily pierce with a sharp knife when they're done.
  7. While your potatoes are cooking, stir together the sour cream and hot sauce in a small bowl, then stash this in the fridge for later.
  8. When your potatoes are ready, sprinkle some grated cheese over each packet. You can just loosely close up the foil or pop them back in your turned off oven to melt the cheese.
  9. Fry an egg just the way you like it. I fry mine over medium heat in butter until the whites are just barely set, then flip the egg, take the pan off the heat, then serve it up. Do you eggs in your favorite way. Add an egg to each foil packet.
  10. Drizzle on the spicy sour cream and dig right in.

Keywords: Grilled Potatoes

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