Smoked Potato

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By Brent Savage

Published 2010

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  • 5 large desiree potatoes, unpeeled
  • 50 ml ( fl oz) olive oil, plus extra for serving
  • sea salt flakes
  • 30 g (1 oz) smoking chips


Preheat the oven to 160°C (315°F/Gas 2–3). Drizzle the potatoes with the oil and season with salt. Wrap each in foil and bake for 40 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

Halve the potatoes lengthways. Using a tall 3 cm ( inch) round cutter, cut 2 cylinders from each half. Choose the best 18 cylinders and discard the off-cuts.

Place the smoking chips in the bottom half of a steamer and the potato rounds in the top half. Place over high heat and once smoke appears, remove from the heat. Stand for 8 minutes or until the smoke has evaporated. Remove the potato and set aside.

When ready to serve, warm the potato in the oven, then drizzle with the oil.