Starch madness continues here on the Grate. Saint Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. Last year we did a great show on Corned Beef and Cabbage. Check it out below. This year we are going to test the luck of the Irish with a Potato Popper. Introducing the Smokey O’Malley. A perfect, bite sized, potato nugget that will make you believe: “If you’re lucky enough to be Irish then you’re lucky enough”.
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+When you Gather up the ingredients. I like to use a product called Dutch Yellow Potatoes. These are sometimes called Yukon Gold. These are a mini version. You could use a full sized potato skin if you want, but then you wouldn’t have GrateTV Smokey O’Malley’s.
Par cook the potatoes a little. I put the potatoes in a microwave for a couple of minutes to get them soft. If the potatoes are cooked it makes it easier to scoop out the middle to make the boat.
Prepare a mashed potato. Any flavor is good for this recipe. I chose 3 cheese because that’s what I had on hand. All any flavor you want to mashed potatoes to make this dish pop, hop or sing to your liking.
Dice a couple of Jalepenos. You can mix the chilies into the potato, but I like to use them as a topping. I like the green specks.
The process is fairly easy. Season the potato boats, pipe in the mashed potato mix, top with diced jalepeno’s, wrap a piece of bacon around it and secure the bacon with a toothpick.
Grill your O’Malleys on a medium heat grill until the bacon is cooked. About 20 minutes.
Serve with something for dipping. Sour cream or Ranch dressing work great.
Check out the Corneed Beef Episode