From the kitchen of John Flores

Smoked Fondant Potatoes

Prep time: 10 Minutes  |  

Cook time:  (around) 1 hour 15 minutes,  depending on the size of your potatoes  |  

Total time: 2 hours  |  

Servings: 5

Prep time: 10 Minutes

Cook time:  (around) 1 hour 15 minutes,  depending on the size of your potatoes

Total time: 2 hours

Servings: 5

Smoked Fondant Potatoes

Smoked Fondant Potatoes Recipe

Smoked Fondant potatoes are a twist to a classic potato side dish that will be a great addition for any dinner.   This recipe takes a little time but the results will be worth the effort.



  • 1

    Pre-heat your pellet grill to 400f.

  • 2

    For the potatoes I like to keep them rustic.   Start by cutting the ends off creating two flat sides. Then stand the potato on one end and use your Lamson Utility knife to slice straight down the sides removing the peel.  Next slice the potatoes in half.  Three potatoes will create six halves.  Put the prepared potatoes in a cold-water bath.

  • 3

    Pour the oil in an 8′ cast iron pan and place in the pellet grill.  Heat the oil to at least 350f then put the potato halves in ‘wide side’ down.

  • 4

    I like to cook these Fondant potatoes in 4 stages.  I do this by taking color queues from the potatoes as they are frying. 

    Lift the potato to expose the side making contact with the cast iron pan.  

    • When the potato halves develop a slight color add the garlic – to get the most garlic flavor without burning the garlic
    • When the potato edges get gold add the butter – adding now helps to keep the butter from burning
    • When the surface of the potato is mostly golden brown add the herbs
    • When a dark golden-brown color is present flip the potatoes and add the stock
  • 5

    Continue to smoke these potatoes in the pellet grill until the potatoes are fork tender or until the internal temperature is around 208f.  

  • 6

    To finish the prepared potatoes:

    • Brush on some melted butter
    • sprinkle on some fresh thyme leaves
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • enjoy


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