smoking potatos

Discussion in 'Veggies' started by goat4444, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. goat4444

    goat4444 Fire Starter

    Never smoked potatos before i read to poke wholes in the potato add bacon greese to the outside with garlic and paprika,parsley and things smoke for 1 hour wrap in foil for another hour any tips?
  2. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have never done it either but your idea's sound mighty fine to me.
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Try these


    or come up with your own variation

    I use very large Idaho potatoes throw them in the smoker till they get soft usually 4-5 hours then take them in the house and cut them lengthwise. Then I get a mixing bowl out and carefully scoop the insides out and into the bowl without tearing the skins. I then add butter, chives, shredded cheese, and sour cream and mix it well. Then spoon it back into the skins and put more shredded cheese on top with some bacon bits or crumbled bacon. Back into the smoker until the cheese is melted. Take out and serve. If some don't like sour cream I don't add it and sometimes I'll add a little garlic to the mixing bowl its all kind of a mater of what you like and what you have handy
  4. chainsaw

    chainsaw Smoking Fanatic

    I usually wrap some spuds in foil at the beginning and tuck them away on the top rack. Lazy, but effective.
  5. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I take red taters cut them in half and coat with evoo with some salt and pepper and smoke them skin side down. Sometimes I use Italian dressing instead.
  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I just lay them on the grates and let um rip. Then do the squeese test and then they arew done and if you want you can make thopse twice baked/smoked taters like jerry (pineywoods) showed you.
  7. chef jeff tx

    chef jeff tx Smoking Fanatic

    I often smoke them as mentioned above either halved or sliced, tossed with evoo and what ever seasoning floats my boat that day. I also sometimes toss red skin or butter golds in the water pan of my GOSM or in a pot on the NB for smoked mashed taters! This really works well on the GOSM since it catches the drippings which add another layer of flavor.
  8. triplebq

    triplebq Smoking Fanatic

    I use any potatoe but the exact same way . Cooks great . Plus if I get hungry I grab one off the smoker , carve out the center and add cheese for a qucik snack .
  9. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Got the taters in water pan idea on my list! [​IMG]
  10. goat4444

    goat4444 Fire Starter

    smoked em for 2 hours still hard in the middle i dont mind the micrawave for potatoes easy and quick a potatoe is a potatoe,maybie smoked potatoe wedges would be good, probly be quick.
  11. husker-q

    husker-q Smoke Blower

    same deal for me the one time I tried- smoked for several hours - still somewhat hard. I didnt think mine took much smoke flavor either - perhaps the type of tater has an impact.

    I'll try again, perhaps place a bunch on and take off every hour just to experiment with texture and flavor.
  12. tigerregis

    tigerregis Meat Mopper

    potato. potatoes. Same for tomatoes, but not avocados. Sorry, misspelling drives me to drink, thanks for the excuse.
  13. 5lakes

    5lakes Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I never thought of smoking potatoes. Now there's a loaded line if I ever saw one...

    Seriously, though, all of these sound great. That's my plan for next weekend. Now I just need to figure out what kind of meat would be a good side dish for potatoes....

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