Cooking potatoes this way results in the perfect texture – like soft, mini, fluffy jacket potatoes with crispy skins. Season with your go-to potato seasoning mix or keep it simple with salt and pepper.
I have a vertical water smoker so you may have to adjust the cooking time slightly to the type of smoker you have. Luckily, potatoes are pretty hard to overcook but it’s worth checking on them occasionally to see how they’re doing.
If I’m going to the effort to fire up my smoker, I usually pack it with as many things as possible to make it worth while. It’s a nice idea to smoke whole onions and then place them directly on the coals for a couple of hours as they’re cooling down. The result is a deliciously soft, jammy onion which you can serve alongside these potatoes or blitz. into a moorish puree which is great folded into dips and sauces.