smoked tater skins

Discussion in 'Fruit, Nuts & Vegetables' started by shellbellc, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I was wondering if anyone has ever done smoke tater skins? I'm thinking either smoking the whole tater, scooping out and leaving the shell, then filling with some cheese and bacon, then putting back in smoker, or baking in the oven, scooping out and adding cheese and bacon, then putting in the smoker to finish...I didn't know if twice in the smoker might be a little too much smoke with them being all exposed and everything the second time in...
     
  2. peculiarmike

    peculiarmike Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I did 6 of these last week, used smaller potatos, they turned out really good. I smoked them 3 hours at 225° with hickory, (I think a higher temp. would be better) they had a good smoky flavor. I did not foil them, made the skin not so soft. I like a crunchy skin if I can get it. Some were not completely done and I nuked them later. They reheat fine.
    Oh yeah. Did not scoop the flesh out, just cut in half, put shredded cheese on them and nuked, then served with butter and sour cream and fresh cracked black pepper.
    Enjoy!

    Smoked Potatoes

    These are basically smoked potatoes with an herb and spice rub. Sounds like barbecue to me.
    INGREDIENTS:
    •8 baking potatoes (Yukon gold's are good for this)
    •1 cup bacon grease, softened, not melted
    •HERB MIX:
    •2 tablespoons ground sage
    •2 tablespoons granulated garlic
    •2 tablespoons dried parsley
    •2 tablespoons salt
    •2 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper
    •2 tablespoons sugar
    •2 tablespoons paprika
    PREPARATION:
    Wash and dry potatoes. Rub warm, soft bacon grease into the skin of each potato, covering completely. Mix the herbs together; roll each potato in herb mixture, making sure to cover completely. Puncture each potato several times. Place on hot grill in a smoker, and smoke for 1 hour at 250 deg, turning once. Remove potato and wrap each in double layer of heavy duty aluminum foil. Seal the foil and place back in smoker for another 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until soft when poked.
     
  3. wvsmokeman

    wvsmokeman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I am going to try this, thanks Mike!!
     
  4. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Shell -

    I do twice baked taters smoked and there great. I wrap them in a damp dish towel and nuke them for about 5 minutes to soften - then scoop out the tater and mix it with bacon, cheese, chives, butter (Bluebonnet margarine) and dill. Then put the guts back in and smoke it. Rub some olive oil on the skins and sprinkle a bit of kosher salt on the outsides. There great and not to much smoke this way.
     
  5. wavector

    wavector Smoking Fanatic

    After I finish my tater I take the skin that's left over, smoker is still hot, load with whatever and through it on the smoker and just about forget about it. Smoker maybe at about 150-200, so I let it go for while, check on it about every 1/2 hour or so, and then take if off when I think it's ready, and eat it while I'm washing down the smoker for the evening.
     
  6. jmedic25

    jmedic25 Meat Mopper OTBS Member

  7. minn.bill

    minn.bill Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    i love twice baked taters and never even thought of doing them in the smoker. you people rock!!!!
     
  8. I always leave this forum hungry after reading stuff like this. It sounds like a very tasty treat!
     
  9. rip

    rip Smoking Fanatic

    Dadblame ya'll, I ain't going back to the store!!! Every time I think I have my menu ready ya'll come up with something else that sounds good. I'll have to try that another time. Tomorrow is a 7.5lb. butt, wicked beans and a fattie.[​IMG]
     
  10. jmedic25

    jmedic25 Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    RIP we want pics. Dont let us down![​IMG]
     
  11. rip

    rip Smoking Fanatic

    It is on the smoker as I type this and have been taking pics along the way.[​IMG]
     
  12. jmedic25

    jmedic25 Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Im getting the pre q-view jitters![​IMG]
     
  13. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    yeah............i thought i saw somewhere on here where someone DID twice smoked taters.............told the war dept bout it, and she liked the idea

    i am doing a butt and beans myself today...........no q-view tho........i mean......how many of my butts do you guys want to see.......hehehe

    mite take a finished shot tho........


    d88de
     
  14. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

  15. rip

    rip Smoking Fanatic

    d88de you da man! You always know where to find this stuff.[​IMG]
     
  16. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    i knew there was a link.......i remember sending the link for mamma to priint out for me..............

    haven't tried it yet......in FACT, forgot about it.........next brisket smoke, while the brisket is resting, will be making these............

    d88de
     
  17. backlash

    backlash Newbie

    Something else you gotta try with a smoked tater. Smoke plenty so you have leftovers ( I rub mine down with oil, then course garlic salt) Cool them, slice into wedges, and deep fry. Makes some of the best steak fries you ever had.

    Ya know, I've been on this forum less than a month, and I've already gained 5 pounds.
     
  18. camp_cookie

    camp_cookie Smoking Fanatic

    smoked taters mmmmmmm
     

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