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Geek's Idahoppers

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
OK, OK, corny name; sorry about that. I have a relative that likes ABT's but can't handle the heat. So I've been experimenting with things that encompass all of the goodness of ABT's without the heat. Personally, chilies without heat seem bitter to me. So I thought I'd try a different veggie.

I took Idaho tatters and cored out the center. Filled with cream cheese. Rolled in olive oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, and wrapped with 2 pieces of bacon. I tried a few other cheeses, but all but the cream cheese ran out. Will try again later, capping both ends.

Smoked with cherry wood at 275 for 3 1/2 hours. Good stuff.

post #2 of 21
bacon and tadders.........can't be bad.
post #3 of 21
Looks Great...PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #4 of 21
post #5 of 21
Looks real nice. Instead of capping it try not going all the way through. Maybe it will work not real sure.
post #6 of 21
look fantastic PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
but what are tadders icon_question.gificon_redface.gif
post #7 of 21
Potatoes in the states treegje. These are some strange but for some reason sounds good potatoes. Then you throw in some bacon what doon't ssound good about it?
post #8 of 21
tadders are patatoes,good to knowPDT_Armataz_01_34.gif

I will try
post #9 of 21
My son lives in idaho... he's gonna love it. Thanks Josh.
post #10 of 21
Josh, Looks great as usual..... I think yer on to something here... !biggrin.gif
post #11 of 21
Sure looks good from this angle Josh points.gif
post #12 of 21
Man, these are better than just old tater skins! PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #13 of 21
Sure dont look bad. I think I will try these with a twist!
post #14 of 21
Thread Starter 

Updated process..

To all of those interested, I've been playing with a few things and have streamlined the process a bit. I picked up a piece of 3/4" copper pipe and 3/4" oak dowel from the local hardware store. I cut the pipe to about 6" and the dowel to just slightly longer. Then I took a file and sharpened one of the ends on the pipe; on the inside edge.

To core the potato, place the sharp end of the pipe on the tater.
Place the plastic soda lid on the other side of the pipe. Then wack it with the back of your hand until the pipe goes all of the way through the tater. Use the dowel rod to extract the core from the pipe (which I saved tonight, sliced, and made some home fries).

It's much easier this way. I knocked out a 10 pound bag tonight in about 20 minutes (included the bacon wrap).

post #15 of 21
As another one of those people who can't handle the heat, those look pretty good. Nice tool too. Hmmm, that didn't sound right.

Check these out too. SMOKED POTATO BOMBS

I'm really wanting to try these out sometime soon.
post #16 of 21
these look great! My brother can't handle mild sauce on his wings, so this will fit him fine. I wonder if you were to make them like vertical jalepeno's ( hole in one end)? Seems like it may hold the innards a bit better. You could also try and scoop out a little bit more of the inside to stuff with more goodies? Just my .02
post #17 of 21
Just found my appetizer for sunday! Can you inject them! PDT_Armataz_01_12.gif
post #18 of 21

Man I am starving!

post #19 of 21

looks good great idea

post #20 of 21

Wonderful, Just Wonderful.

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