Baked Potato on the Big Green Egg   1 comment

I wanted to try making baked potatoes on the BGE for over a year, and I finally tried it. This is based on the directions by The Naked Whiz, a ceramic cooker expert.

You can go here to see the original recipe.  http://www.nakedwhiz.com/bakedpotato.htm

I cut the salt down to one-half cup and scrubbed the potatoes to make sure all traces of dirt were removed from the skin. I used my own “universal rub” for meats instead of the Dizzy Pig rub.

And this made me think about creating a rub for baked potatoes. Something like onion and pepper and garlic – sounds almost like the rub I use for Santa Maria Style tri-tip.

I cooked an entire 5 pound sack of russet potatoes for this trial.

The original procedure said to turn the spuds half-way through the cooking time. I just let them bake on their own and did not turn them.

Naked Whiz says to bake the potatoes for one hour – My potatoes took one hour plus 10 minutes. If you try this, test for doneness using a skewer – it should easily push into the potato.

These were excellent – the texture is very good. The skin has a smoky flavor, which could be another area to play with – add hickory chips next time?  More baked potato experiments are in order.

Here are some pictures. . .

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One response to “Baked Potato on the Big Green Egg

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  1. Nice. I’ve wanted to do baked potatoes on the Egg ever since I got one, but for some reason or another I never do. Probably poor planning on my part. Maybe this week…

    griffinsgrubGriffin

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