Smoked Potatoes

Discussion in 'Side Items' started by smokereferee, Jul 4, 2009.

  1. smokereferee

    smokereferee Newbie

    any ideas on how to smoke potatoes. I am guessing, wash, poke with a fork and then every once in a while just give them a squeeze to see how soft them are getting?? Thanks
     
  2. mikey

    mikey Smoking Fanatic

    What kind of spuds are you planning on? I've done russets & reds and imo, the reds are much better. Poking them with a fork is something you don't want to do. When they're done you will have black streaks in the potato from the metal fork. Found that out the hard way. Spuds are done at around 185-190, give or take.
     
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Heres what I do I can't find the post I found the method from right now tho.
    Twice Smoked Taters
    Start with some nice big taters I like giant Idahos
    Coat them with Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    Roll them in Kosher Salt
    Put them in the smoker
    4-5 hours or when they get soft take them out
    In a bowl prepare some melted butter and add sour cream if you'd like.
    Cut the taters lengthwise into two pieces
    Scrape out the insides without harming the skin of the tater
    Mix it all up in a bowl add and mix in the butter
    Spoon the mixture back into the skins
    Top with shredded cheese and add some bacon bits
    Then back into the smoker until the cheese melts
     
  4. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Allright Piney! Now you got me droolin' for that cheesy-baconey goodness!

    Right on, buddy! [​IMG]
     
  5. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I chop mine up about the size you would for mashed taters. Then place them on a screen or grid in the smoker. Smoke for a couple hours at 225-250. Then I mix melted cheese and sauteed onions and peppers. You can even dump the smoked taters in a foil pack with the mixings and cook until the veggies are soft and the cheese is melted.
     
  6. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Piney,
    let me give ya a lil add on to your taters.
    get ya some boiled small shrimp or chop some big ones and some crab meat. mix the seafood and the sour cream,butter and the cheese w/ the taters and then put it back in the skins. top w/ more cheese and run under the broiler to melt the cheese
     
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You rock piney that sound so very oowee goowee delish we just have to try that one soon.
     
  8. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I can't take the credit for that recipe I got it right here on SMF I just can't find the thread right now but I can say its very good
     
  9. carnuba

    carnuba Smoke Blower

    this is the winner!
     

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