Did you know that you can smoke sweet potatoes? Whether you do it for the light smoke flavor or for the convenience of making a side at the same time as the main entree, it's a very good idea and I'll show you the easy steps below to smoked sweet potato nirvana!
- Sweet Potatoes (as many as you'd like)
- Olive oil
- Kosher salt
- Brown Sugar (optional)
Scrub the potatoes under cool water to remove any dirt, grime, etc.
Dry them with a clean paper towel.
I was always taught to poke potatoes before baking them to let the steam escape and prevent exploding.. there is a lot of skepticism regarding this being really necessary but I figure it's easy to do and life is too short for taking these kind of chances. It's your potatoes.. so, you assume the risk;-)
Brush on some olive oil..
Then some kosher salt.
Voila! They are ready for the smoker!
At 225°F, you are looking at 2.5 to 3 hours however if you crank the heat up to about 275-300, you can get these done in about 1 hour 30 minutes.
Place the potatoes directly on the rack or leave them on the cooling rack and set the whole thing in the smoker.
let them cook with smoke flowing until they are soft just like you like them.
If they get done before the other food, keep them hot for up to several hours in the oven at 170°F.
A little butter, maybe some brown sugar if you like them sweet and you're good to go.
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