Crispy Smoked Smashed Potatoes

I have a rule about firing up my Weber Smokey Mountain Smoker: never leave any empty space. The fire’s already going, might as well smoke as much as you can. I had a few corned beefs smoking, which meant I had some room left over, so I threw on a bag of red potatoes. After a few hours the potatoes were tender, ready for step 2: smashing. Later, when it was time for dinner, I placed the smashed potatoes onto a super hot griddle along with a little oil to crisp them up. Man, were they every delicious! Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, with a hint of smoke. A great side dish.
Crispy Smoked Smashed PotatoesI like my crispy smoked smashed potatoes topped like I’d top a baked potato: butter, sour cream, chopped crispy bacon and green onion. Anita, on the other hand, keeps hers simple by squirting them with a good dose of ketchup. No matter what you put on yours, you can’t go wrong. The smoke adds a nice different flavor that you just won’t get from the oven.

Also try my grilled Hasselback potatoes!

Crispy Smoked Smashed Potatoes

Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • Red potatoes try to use ones that are roughly all the same size
  • Vegetable oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Your favorite potato toppings

Instructions

  • Fire up your smoker for smoking at 250 F. Use a lighter fruit food such as peach or apple.
  • Toss the potatoes with a bit of oil. Season well with salt and pepper.
  • Place potatoes on the smoker and smoke until tender, 1-2 hours depending on size.
  • Remove potatoes and let cool slightly.
  • Place potatoes onto a cutting board or solid flat surface. Take a large skillet (cast iron works great for this) and gently push down onto the potatoes, flattening them out.
  • To crisp the potatoes, add a little oil to the skillet you just used and place over high heat (I put the skillet on my grill).
  • Add the potatoes and crisp on one side, 5-10 minutes. Flip and crisp the other side.
  • Serve hot with your favorite toppings.