Place potatoes on a large piece of heavy foil, lightly oiled or sprayed. (I like to place the foil inside a rimmed baking sheet; it makes it easy to get the potatoes evenly distributed and folded and makes it easy to transfer to the oven or the grill.) Salt and pepper if desired. Top with onions and bacon. Lightly toss if desired. Drizzle in broth, sprinkle with cheese.
Fold foil tightly over the top of the potatoes lengthwise. Press together sides tightly and fold over. All folds are best done several times and best results are had by trying not to get the foil too close to the potatoes; leave a little space if possible.
If baking, preheat oven to 375 degrees F. and bake right on the baking sheet for about 30 minutes or until potatoes are hot and cooked through and cheese is melted.
If grilling, grill over medium heat by placing the foil packet directly on the rack. Best results are had by turning the packet once, and time can vary but shoot for about 30 to 35 minutes.
If packets are larger bake a few minutes longer. If making 4 individual packets, usually about 20 minutes will be about right.
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