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Bonfire Roasted Potatoes

Enjoy a dinner under the stars. Roast some treats in the embers of your bonfire. The traditional Israeli Lag Ba’Omer picnic is very simple.


Cold, peeled, hard-boiled eggs are brought from home. They are eaten with potatoes that are roasted in the bonfire. If you cannot build a bonfire, you can prepare these potatoes on a grill.


  • Large Russet Potatoes 

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil 

  • Salt 

  • Pepper 


Step 1

Wash the potatoes well.

Step 2

Cut each potato almost in half.

Step 3

Rub with olive oil.

Step 4

Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Step 5

Wrap well with aluminum foil.

Step 6

Bury the potato in the embers of the bonfire for 30 minutes.

Step 7

Remove the potato from the fire, and unwrap carefully. 

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