After leaving the Galcier National Park area in Montana, the kettle made its way to Idaho for the next month. We are staying at a lovely farmhouse with about 12 RV spots, about 45 minutes from Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons. This area has so much to offer the outdoor explorer.
From all the scenery and wildlife at the national parks, the fly fishing, rafting, and utv/atv riding in this area, any outdoorsman would never get bored! Yellowstone is our country’s first national park and it is very impressive! Add the fact that Grand Tetons national park is just minutes to the south, and you have plenty of adventuring to last months on-end.
Of course, staying in Idaho, there was no doubt that our cook for this area had to include potatoes! I mean, it’s Idaho, how could we not!? We didn’t just want to throw some potatoes on the grill and bake them, so we embellished a little, to come up with a potato that eats like a meal!
First, take the potatoes, rinse/dry them off and place them in a pan. Poke some holes all around with a fork, then rub them with olive oil. Next, you want to cover them with plenty of salt (we like the pink himalayan salt) and your favorite bbq rub.
Get your Kettle good and hot with a full chimney of coals. I like to add in some unlit coals on top of the lit ones after I pour the lit ones in the kettle. You’re gonna need alot of heat and time to bake the potatoes. Place them on the grate, just off the fire and let them cook, checking and moving them around at 45 minutes in. The internal temp you are looking for on your potatoes is 210 degrees.
When the temp is at 210 degrees inside the potatoes, pull them and place them back in the pan. On this next part, take caution, because you are working with HOT POTATOES.
Cut open, and take out a good amount of potato. Place a good handful of pulled pork into the potato. (this is a good recipe to plan for when you have leftover pulled pork) Add in some bbq rub and sauce next. Then place a handful of shredded cheese in and on top of the potatoes. That’s it! Now place back on the grill until the cheese melts on top.
Idaho potatoes are such a good base for many kinds of meals. I’m sure your’e gonna love this style of loaded baked potato, and the endless options for toppings and sides that can add to this meal. Enjoy!
Pulled Pork Stuffed Idaho Potatoes
In this cook, we take smoked pulled pork and stuff it in, baked on the grill Idaho Potatoes