Partially cook potatoes in microwave. Let partially cool until you can peel and cut in dice.
If making on bbq grill make individual packets with foil. Potatoes, some bacon, butter, cheese and salt and pepper. Cook on grill until done. Approx 1/2 hour. Keep moving so they don't burn.
I also make this in the oven in a 9x13 pan. The family loves it. You can add onion, cheddar cheese or any thing your family likes. We make them up differnt for the kids. Twist the tops closed differently so we know which packet belongs to who.