Geek's Idahoppers

Discussion in 'Veggies' started by geek with fire, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    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.

  2. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    bacon and tadders.........can't be bad.
  3. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great...[​IMG]
  4. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  5. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks real nice. Instead of capping it try not going all the way through. Maybe it will work not real sure.
  6. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    look fantastic [​IMG]
    but what are tadders [​IMG][​IMG]
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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?
  8. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    tadders are patatoes,good to know[​IMG]

    I will try
  9. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My son lives in idaho... he's gonna love it. Thanks Josh.
  10. fishawn

    fishawn Smoking Fanatic

    Josh, Looks great as usual..... I think yer on to something here... ![​IMG]
  11. hoser

    hoser Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Sure looks good from this angle Josh [​IMG]
  12. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Man, these are better than just old tater skins! [​IMG]
  13. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sure dont look bad. I think I will try these with a twist!
  14. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    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).

  15. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    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.
  16. flyfishjeep

    flyfishjeep Smoking Fanatic

    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
  17. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Just found my appetizer for sunday! Can you inject them! [​IMG]
  18. Man I am starving!
  19. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    looks good great idea
  20. Wonderful, Just Wonderful.

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