BBQ's Smoke-Baked Potatoes

BBQ's Smoke-Baked Potatoes
BBQ's Smoke-Baked Potatoes. Paul Poplis/Getty Images
  • 2 hrs 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings
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These smoked potatoes coated in a herb-spice rub are perfect for a summer barbeque. Serve with any grilled or smoked meat for a fantastic meal.

What You'll Need

  • 8 potatoes (Yukon Gold's are good for this)
  • 1 cup bacon grease (softened, not melted)
  • For the Herb Mix:
  • 2 tablespoons sage
  • 2 tablespoons garlic (granulated)
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • 2 tablespoons salt (sea or kosher)
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons paprika

How to Make It

  1. Wash and dry potatoes. Rub warm, soft bacon grease into the skin of each potato, covering completely. Mix the herbs together; roll each potato in herb mixture, making sure to cover completely. Puncture each potato several times.
  2. Place on ​the hot grill in a smoker, and smoke for 1 hour at 250 deg, turning once. Remove potato and wrap each in a double layer of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Seal the foil and place back in smoker for another 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until tender in the center when poked with a knife or skewer.
  1. You can omit the 'foil step' and the outsides of the potatoes will have a crunchier consistency. These are always the hit of the party.
  2. If you are uncomfortable using bacon grease, you can use vegetable shortening instead. I do suggest a good amount of lard on these, so olive oil or vegetable might not cut it for this recipe.
  3. If you do not have access to a smoker, a charcoal grill will work just fine.  This side dish is also perfect from camping.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 314
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 2 mg
Sodium 1,813 mg
Carbohydrates 70 g
Dietary Fiber 8 g
Protein 9 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)