Today, I’ve got something absolutely spud-tacular to share with you all – the art of making smoked potatoes on a Masterbuilt smoker! Trust me, this is a game-changer, and your taste buds are about to embark on a smoky journey like never before. So, grab your apron and let’s get smokin’!
How to Make Smoked Potatoes on Masterbuilt
I stumbled upon this recipe when I was trying to impress some friends during a backyard BBQ. Potatoes are a crowd-pleaser, but I wanted to take them to the next level. Here’s what you need to do:
- Potatoes (any variety you like)
- Olive oil
- Your favorite seasoning (I’m a fan of garlic and rosemary)
- Aluminum foil
- Preheat your Masterbuilt smoker to 225°F (107°C). Let it get all smoky and cozy inside.
- While the smoker’s heating up, wash those potatoes real good. No one likes dirt with their spuds!
- Cut your potatoes into bite-sized chunks. Keep ’em uniform for even cooking.
- Drizzle some olive oil over those potato chunks and toss ’em around until they’re all lubed up.
- Sprinkle on your seasoning of choice. Get creative with it! Paprika, thyme, or even some spicy Cajun rub can work wonders.
- Lay ’em out on a piece of aluminum foil and wrap ’em up like you’re tucking ’em in for a smoky nap.
- Time to Smoke:
- Pop those foil packets onto the smoker’s racks.
- Let ’em smoke away for about an hour or until they’re tender. You can’t rush perfection, my friends.
- Serve it Up:
- Once those taters are smoky and delicious, unwrap and plate ’em up.
- Garnish with some fresh herbs or a sprinkle of cheese if you’re feeling fancy.
- And there you have it – smoked potatoes that will make your taste buds do a happy dance!
What Wood or Pellets Should I Use
Ah, the wood question! It’s a hot topic in the smoking world. When it comes to potatoes, I say go bold or go home. Hickory and mesquite wood or pellets add a hearty smokiness that pairs beautifully with spuds. If you want a milder flavor, fruitwood like apple or cherry work great too. The choice is yours, my friends!
What To Serve
Now, let’s talk about what pairs perfectly with these smoked delights. I’m thinking juicy smoked brisket or some tender pulled pork. Heck, you can even serve ’em up alongside some grilled chicken. The smokiness of the potatoes complements the meat like they were made for each other.
How to Store Leftovers
Okay, let’s be real. There’s a good chance you’ll have leftovers because these potatoes are so darn addictive. No worries, though. Pop ’em in an airtight container and stash ’em in the fridge. They’ll stay good for a few days. But honestly, I doubt they’ll last that long.
Ideas to Use Leftovers
Now, what to do with those leftover smoked potatoes? Well, here are a couple of ideas to keep the potato party going:
- Breakfast Hash: Dice ’em up and throw ’em in a skillet with some onions and bell peppers. Top with a fried egg, and you’ve got yourself a smoky breakfast hash that’s out of this world.
- Potato Salad: Cold smoked potato salad with a zesty dressing and some crispy bacon bits? Need I say more?
- Loaded Baked Potatoes: Scoop out the centers, mix ’em with sour cream, cheese, and bacon, then stuff ’em back in the skins. Pop ’em in the oven for a loaded baked potato makeover!
- Potato Soup: Blend ’em up with some broth, cream, and seasonings to make a creamy and smoky potato soup. Perfect for those chilly evenings.
Overall, folks, smoking potatoes on your trusty Masterbuilt is a game-changer. It elevates your potato game to a whole new level of smoky goodness. So go ahead, give it a try, and let the compliments roll in!
I want to say a big thank you for joining me on this smoky adventure. Remember, life is too short for bland potatoes. Spice ’em up, smoke ’em up, and enjoy every bite. Until next time, happy smokin’, my friends! And remember, the only bad potato is the one you didn’t smoke!
Masterbuilt Smoked Potatoes
Indulge in the deliciousness of Masterbuilt smoked potatoes - a mouthwatering recipe that will leave you craving for more. Try it now!
- 4-6 medium-sized potatoes any variety
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1 teaspoon paprika optional for a hint of spice
- Salt and black pepper to taste
Preparing the Potatoes
- Start by preheating your Masterbuilt smoker to 225°F (107°C). This gives it enough time to get all smoky and ready for action.
- While your smoker is heating up, wash those potatoes well under cold water. We want to get rid of any dirt or grime on 'em.
- Once they're clean, take your trusty knife and cut those potatoes into bite-sized chunks. Keeping them uniform in size ensures even cooking.
Seasoning the Spuds
- Now, it's time to give your potato chunks some love. In a mixing bowl, drizzle the olive oil over them, making sure they're all nicely coated.
- Next, sprinkle on the garlic powder, dried rosemary, paprika (if you're in the mood for some heat), and don't forget a generous pinch of salt and a good twist of black pepper.
- Use your hands or a spoon to toss those potatoes around until every piece is coated with the flavorful mix. Get 'em all lubed up and ready for the smoker!
Smoking the Potatoes
- Lay out a large sheet of aluminum foil. Place your seasoned potato chunks in the center. Wrap them up securely like you're wrapping a smoky present.
- Place your foil-wrapped potato packets on the racks of your preheated Masterbuilt smoker. Close the door, and let the magic happen!
- Smoke those potatoes for about an hour, or until they're tender and have absorbed all that smoky goodness. You can't rush perfection, so be patient!
Serving Up the Smoky Goodness
- Once your potatoes are smoky and delicious, carefully unwrap the foil packets. The aroma alone will make your mouth water!
- Plate up your smoky potatoes and garnish them with some fresh herbs or a sprinkle of cheese if you're feeling fancy. You can even drizzle a little extra olive oil for that extra bit of richness.