Smoked Potatoes

I have another easy vegetable recipe for you today. I’ve been feeling lazy in the kitchen, so it’s good to have some minimal-prep recipes in my back pocket. But! Easy and minimal prep don’t have to mean boring and flavorless. Enter: the smoked potato.

Don't heat up your oven (and your house) baking potatoes when it's warm out...make smoked potatoes instead with only three ingredients!

This is another “base recipe” that you can transform into pretty much anything. You can eat smoked potatoes like a baked potato if you want – it doesn’t get easier than that. Other options: loaded baked potatoes, smashed potatoes, mashed potatoes, potato salad, potato skins, the list goes on. (I’ll be adding more recipes using smoked potatoes as I perfect them!) If you need to cook a potato before you make a dish, you can use a smoked potato.

Don't heat up your oven (and your house) baking potatoes when it's warm out...make smoked potatoes instead with only three ingredients!

I like smoking potatoes in, you guessed it, apple wood. It gives the impression of bacon without actually adding bacon to the dish…which means¬†this is vegetarian-friendly. Also, it’s a great way to add flavor without adding fat (by actually adding bacon).

Don't heat up your oven (and your house) baking potatoes when it's warm out...make smoked potatoes instead with only three ingredients!

Honestly, if you can bake a potato, you can smoke a potato. The process is almost identical, except that you’re putting the potato into your smoker instead of your oven. Bonus – you don’t have to heat up your house to bake potatoes in the summer any more!

Smoked Potatoes
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Ingredients
  • apple wood
  • potatoes, scrubbed clean
  • olive oil
  • salt
Instructions
  1. Prep your smoker, using apple wood chips or chunks. Preheat it to your desired temperature - we normally cook potatoes at whatever temperature we're cooking our protein - around 250-350.
  2. Poke a few holes into each potato using a fork or butter knife. Rub some olive oil onto the potatoes, and season with salt to taste.
  3. Cook in the smoker until you can easily pierce the potato with a butter knife. Cook-time will vary depending on what temperature your smoker is at and how large your potatoes are. The cook-time will be similar to baking a potato in the oven, as a reference.

Don't heat up your oven (and your house) baking potatoes when it's warm out...make smoked potatoes instead with only three ingredients!



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