This past weekend I decided to cook some chicken thighs (the wife said she wanted chicken). Ive been wanting to try some new appetizers but wasn't sure what to do. So I rummaged through the pantry and found a bag of New Potaoes that didn't have much shelf life left in em. Looked in the freezer and found some pulled pork from an older smoke. That's about the time my mind began to click. I put the taters in a ziplock with evoo, salt and pepper, thyme, and a little of jeffs rub. Set the oven to 350 and in they went for about 35 minutes (just before being fully done).
Sliced the top off them and used a spoon to create a small cavity.
Brushed them with some sauce then packed them with pork and sprinkled with a little more rub.
Smoked them at 250 with the chicken for about 1.5hrs. Took them off and topped them with some smoked cheddar I did a couple months ago.
The chicken was just a simple salt water brine for 3 hours then rinsed and rubbed with jeffs rub and basted the last 30 minutes with sauce. It was juicy and tasty. Holy cow these little bite size heavily treats may be my new second favorite (ABTs will always be my #1). The chicken turned out really good but the taters stole the show! And the wife was happy so I call it a win.
It was all cooked at 250* with hickory pellets in the AMZNPS. I did bump up the smoker to 275* for the last 30 minutes to crisp up the chicken skin.
NOTE: I'm not taking credit for these taters, I'm sure someone has done this before, I've just not seen it.
Thanks for looking,