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August 24, 2008 / Tony

Smoke Roasted Potatoes


Here’s an easy way to get your potato fix during the summer months:

Smoke Roasted Potatoes

Russet potatoes

Vegetable oil

Kosher salt


Wash and dry potatoes.  Brush with oil and then aggressively season with salt and pepper.  Put on a grill set up for smoking* and smoke for about 1 hour and 15 minutes.  Serve immediately. 

*  This method is for a 22 1/2 inch kettle style grill.  Light about 30 charcaol briquettes.  When grey, divide the coals equally between the two sides of the grill (using metal dividers or the sides of a disposable aluminum pan, if you’re using a drip pan).  Place soaked wood chips in aluminum foil, wrap and put a few small holes in the top.  Place the wood chip packets over the coals, put on the grate and place the food in the middle of grill.  Cover the grill and let it cook low and slow.

Of course, you can make as many potatoes as you want.  The result is a delicately smoked and fluffy baked potato.  It was really quite delicious.  It’s just a great way to bake potatoes without turning on the oven in the summer heat.  It’s a great side (even if non-traditional) to a quick pulled pork I made:


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  1. katelynb / Aug 25 2008 2:31 pm

    your spud looks great, the pork on the other hand… you’re a creative cook Tony

  2. Sam Farrow / Aug 25 2008 7:41 pm


    Great on the potatotes. Great site. I got a lot of info and stuff i would like to share.

    Here is part of an article about wood chips wood grilling and the flavor from smoker (from thre wood)

    Wood Chips Take Grilling to a Whole New Level – From Hundry Diva

    You might not know that barbecue can take on a whole new dimension if you use BBQ wood chips. If you are an avid griller then you already know the reason for using barbecue wood chips. However, lots of people don’t have a clue why this product is so popular.
    Wood chips are very small pieces of wood that are added to your BBQ to create smoke. If you are not using a wood fire to cook your food, then the only way you are going to get a true smoke flavor is by adding wood to your fire.
    Using BBQ wood chips can send your grilling into the stratosphere. Whether you have an electric, gas or charcoal BBQ you can add wood chips to get authentic barbecue flavor. There are special smoker boxes that can be placed in your gas and charcoal grills to add that special wood smoke flavor.

    Tony – Now I would like to send you a product to try the Sam Smoker Pro.S ee it at

    The level of flavor is nuts. Why the wood never goes into a flame.

    “It’s all about the flavor” I discover this ten years ago.

    see it e-mail me and I will send you one to test and write about.


  3. Luis Mikrut / Dec 19 2011 7:25 am

    It?s laborious to find educated folks on this subject, but you sound like you realize what you?re speaking about! Thanks

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