This camping-friendly method will reward you with the irresistible aroma of garlic and herbs -- just be careful with you unwrap the foil after the potatoes are done cooking, as there will be a release of very hot steam.
Place potatoes in a large saucepan. Add salt and enough water to cover by 1 inch.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer potatoes until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain. Return to same saucepan. Add all remaining ingredients to potatoes; toss to coat. Let cool.
Arrange six 12-inch squares of foil on a work surface. Divide potato mixture among foil squares, placing 1 garlic clove atop potatoes on each square. Crimp foil to seal packets.
Do ahead: Can be made 2 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature.
Build a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill, or heat a gas grill to high. Place potato packets on grill and cook, turning occasionally, until heated through and sizzling, about 15 minutes. Transfer packets to plates. Pierce foil with a fork to release steam. Open packets carefully (hot steam will escape).
From The Grilling Book: The Definitive Guide from Bon Appetit, Andrews McMeel Publishing, May 2013.
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