Smoked potatoes are seasoned with salt and pepper and drizzled with olive oil then get wrapped in foil and cooked on a smoker. I love smoking my potatoes in foil for easy clean up after.
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Why You Will Love This Recipe
Smoked potatoes are the perfect side dish to have with your pulled pork or brisket this Summer. You worked hard all day at your smoker cooking that meat and you deserve a good side dish.
When your main entree is 2 to 3 hours close to being finished set these potatoes on the side to cook with your meat. Yes, you can smoke 2 things at once. Just keep in mind which food takes the longest to cook. In this case it would be the meat.
Add your potatoes 3 hours on the smoker before your meat is finished cooking. Some smoked asparagus would be great with this whole entire meal.
Russet Potatoes or any type of potatoes, cut into 1 inch cubes. Make sure the potatoes are cut into even sizes so they cook evenly on the smoker.
Olive Oil - Try smoking some potato with infused olive oils like Truffle
Salt and Pepper - to taste
Herbs such as chives, dill, and parsley - I garnished my smoked potatoes with herbs such as parsley, dill, and chives that were growing fresh from my herb garden. Just use whatever herbs you have in your fridge.
See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
How to Smoke Potatoes
Step 1: Preheat the smoker to 225.
Step 2: Season the potatoes with olive oil, salt, and pepper in a bowl or on plate. Toss to coat all the potatoes.
Step 3: Place the potatoes on some foil and fold in each side to make some handles. The foil also helps to easily transfer the potatoes to the smoker.
Step 4: Smoke the potatoes for up to 2 to 3 hours. Potatoes can be smoked alongside whatever meat you are smoking.
Potatoes are done when they can be pierced easily to the center.
Tips for Smoked Potatoes
The smoker is so great for cooking simple basic food like how to smoke cheese, smoked asparagus, bbq ribs, and smoked salmon. The smoke gives the salmon an extra layer of flavor that you wouldn’t get from a grill.
What Smoker do I have? I have had my Traeger smoker for a very long time and I would recommend that brand to anyone wanting to learn how to smoke food. Traegers are kind of pricey but there are some very reasonably priced smokers for under $100.
Some smokers require a preheat before setting the actual temperature to the desired one. Read the instruction manual your smoker came with to make sure.
Wood Chips or Pellets: There are so many different kinds of wood chips to experiment with and you can find them at any hardware store. Places like Target and Wal-Mart also sell them. I’ve even seen wood chips at the grocery stores.
What to serve with smoked potatoes?
If you wish to do a smoked baked potato you can use this same method for smoking. They take about the same amount of time.
Smoked potatoes can take anywhere from 2 to 3 hours at 225 degrees on your smoker depending on their size.
With smaller potatoes you do not need to but if I were making a baked potato on the smoker I would poke holes in it.
No, soaking potatoes in water before smoking isn't necessary.
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Smoked potatoes are seasoned with salt and pepper and drizzled with olive oil then get wrapped in foil and cooked on a smoker.
- 4 large baking potatoes such as russets, chopped into 1 inch cubes
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Herbs of choice like parsley, dill or chives
- Preheat smoker to 225 F.
- Rinse and dry potatoes. Cut your potatoes in 1-inch sized cubes.
- Combine the potatoes with olive oil, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Toss to coat all the potatoes.
- Place the potatoes on some foil and fold in each side to make some handles. The foil also helps to easily transfer the potatoes to the smoker.
- Smoke the potatoes for up to 2 to 3 hours. Potatoes can be smoked alongside whatever meat you are smoking.
- Potatoes are done when they can be pierced easily to the center.
You do not need to poke holes in the potatoes prior to smoking them, only do that with baking potatoes.
There is no need to soak the potatoes in water before smoking them either.
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Smoker
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 323
- Sugar: 3.4g
- Fat: 7.1g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Carbohydrates: 62.1g
- Fiber: 8.3g
- Protein: 5.6g
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