Grilled potato side dish cooked in banana leaves. With ementhaler cheese this is a great way to oook potatoes

Potatoes Cooked in Banana Leaves

A unique and delicious way to cook potatoes. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Author Lea Ann


  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 6 medium potatoes peeled sliced, preferably with a mandolin 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 medium onion sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/3 pound Ementhaler Cheese sliced or grated
  • olive oil
  • 1 banana leaf thawed if not fresh


  1. Lay the banana leaf on a buttered baking sheet dull side up.  Use the dull side to place the potatoes. Shiney side down. Sprayed the top of the banana leaf with Pam.

  2. Using a mandolin, slice the potatoes 1/4 inch thick. Place potatoes in a sauce pan and cover with cold water. Add salt and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Simmer potatoes for 5 minutes. Drain and pat dry. 

  3. Scatter potatoes and onion on the leaf. Toss with a bit of olive oil. Generously add salt and pepper and top with grated or sliced Ementhaler Cheese.

  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Fold and make a packet with the leaf and secure with toothpicks or baking twine.  Bake for 20 minutes. Or you can heat a grill and place banana leaves on heavy foil on grates. Turn the foil up a bit to support the banana leaves.