You may be familiar with bacon bombs, but have you ever heard of smoked potato bombs? Well, don’t be surprised if you haven’t. Today you will get to know about them and there are chances that right after reading this recipe you might hit your kitchen and start making these amazing and delicious potato bombs. These little bundles of pure awesomeness are extremely easy to make and this potato bombs recipe is a perfect thing to cook at your family dinners or parties.
Smoked Potato Bombs
Cooking these cheese-filled smoked potato bombs requires a handful of ingredients that can be found in the kitchen normally. You would have never thought that after reading this recipe you will be able to convert a normal potato into an amazing and smoking spud of awesomeness.
How To Make Smoked Potato Bombs
Step 1 – Prepare Potatoes
Take your potatoes, wash them with lukewarm water. This will remove any dust particles from the potato, now peel them nicely. Once this is done make a hole in the potatoes for filling, you can use an apple corer to make a hole in the potato.
Make a hole using an apple corer in the centre of the potato and save the centre part which you just removed. It will help you later and work as a plug to seal the ends of the potatoes.
Step 2 – Fill Potatoes
Now comes the fun part, stuffing the spuds with your favourite filling. There are many options for fillings. For example, you can use different cheeses like cheddar cheese or blue cheese. You can try different meats as well, like corned beef, leftover roast, and ham, etc. This totally depends on what your taste buds are looking for.
Stuff the potatoes with the filling of your choice and then seal it with the piece that you saved earlier. Make sure you plug both ends of the potatoes with this core piece.
Step 3 – Wrap Potatoes
Once everything is done related to filling it is time to wrap the potatoes with sticky uncooked bacon. Bacon ads tightness as it cooks. Use a minimum of 2 slices of bacon to wrap a potato.
Bacon will give it an extra hit of flavour and a crispy outer layer. If you want your smoked potatoes bomb to be like one of those BBQ pit boys, you can season them with BBQ seasoning as well.
Add some olive oil to the bacon-wrapped potatoes and rub them well with the oil. As they are all covered up in oil, take aluminum foil and place the bacon-wrapped potatoes and cover them tightly. Make sure the potatoes are packed tightly in the foil.
Step 4 – Smoke The Bombs
Heat up the smoker and set the temperature to 375 degrees F. Make sure to pre-heat the smoker before cooking. If you don’t have a smoker, you can use a preheated oven as well, the procedure and the guidelines will remain the same, but you will not be able to get the feel and flavor of the smoke in an oven.
Place the potato bombs on the grill and then put them in the smoker to cook for about an hour or until they are tender. As they are being smoked keep in mind to flip them in halfway for even cooking. Keep a close watch on the timer and check the bombs after an hour.
To check if the smoked potato bombs are ready, use a toothpick and insert it in the potato bomb if it is tender enough, then remove it from the smoker or oven, and if they are not ready yet, cook them for a couple of minutes more.
Step 5 – Serve!
Once they are done remove them from the smoker and place them on a plate, unwrap the foil and slice them in half. Serve them with some finely chopped spring onions or chives. Mix them up with some sour cream and enjoy.
Tips For Making The Best Smoked Potato Bombs
- Foil is Foil. When you are using foil to wrap potatoes you can use any side. As an urban myth it is believed that foil has a right side or wrong side, But this is absolutely false. There is no right or wrong side. You can utilize any side you want regardless of anything.
Smoked Potato Bombs FAQs
How long does it take to smoke potatoes at 275 degrees F?
To smoke potatoes at 275 degrees F. First fire up the smoker, add some wood chips of your choice, and place the potatoes on the grill and let them sit there for about 2 hours. This is the minimum time for smoking spuds at 275 degrees F. Use a fork and poke the potato; if you feel like it is tender enough, remove it from the smoker.
What temp are baked potatoes done at?
When you cook meat, you check the internal temperature to check if the meat is cooked. The same goes for baked potatoes. Use a probe thermometer and check the internal temperature of the potatoes. When they reach somewhere between 205 to 212 degrees F, that’s the sweet spot you have been looking for.
Should you oil the potatoes before smoking?
It is a personal preference if somebody likes oiling the potatoes before smoking or baking, they can. The oil basically adds more flavour to the potatoes, so many people prefer to use olive oil or peanut oil for this purpose.
How many times should you poke the potato when baking?
Three to four times that is more than enough. The reason for poking holes in the potato while baking is that it won’t burst in the oven with holes poked in.
Smoked Potato Bombs Recipe
- Wood chunks
- Apple Corer
- 8 medium-large potatoes,
- 16 slices of bacon
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- small pot of sour cream or mayonnaise
- Small bunch of chives
- spring onion
- Corned beef
- Cheddar cheese or blue cheese
- Leftover roast meat
- Take the potatoes, and using an apple corer, make a hole in the potato.
- Place the cored part aside for later use. You can use that as a plug later.
- Fill the holes in the potatoes with the feeling of your choice as you have soo many options to choose from.
- Now take the bacon and wrap it around the potato tightly. Then Apply olive oil to it and cover it with aluminum foil.
- Preheat the smoker to 375 degrees F. Place the potatoes on the grill and put them in the smoker. Cook it for about an hour or until it is soft enough to eat.
- Once it is cooked, remove it from the smoker, and slice it in half, then serve with sour cream and enjoy.