Baked Potatoes On A Big Green Egg

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The flavor of the Big Green Egg meets the awesomeness of a baked potato.  This recipe delivers a few tasty surprises… first that charcoal roasted flavor and second an epic crispy skin.  It’s time to load these things up and dig in.

Baked Potatoes On A Big Green Egg

Watch as Chef Jason, Ace's Grilling Expert, shows you how to grill baked potatoes on a Big Green Egg.

Yield: 4 Baked Potatoes – serves 4 ppl

Prep time: 1 Minutes Prep Time

Cook time: 1 - 1 ½ hours of cook time, plus 2 minute rest time


Measure      Ingredient                                                                           Prep Notes      
4 ea               Russet Potatoes, Medium Sized                                  washed and dried
2 tbsp           Oil, Canola/Olive Blend                                                  your choice of brand
1 tbsp            Salt, Kosher                                                                        adjust to your flavor needs
1 tbsp            Pepper, Black, Ground or Cracked                           adjust to your flavor needs

Cooking Directions:

Wash all tools prior to use
Clean and sanitize all cutting boards and prep surfaces prior to use
Read all manufacturer’s instructions before using grills, starters and any cooking tools
Wash the potatoes under cool water and be sure to scrub the skin to remove any dirt
Place potatoes in a bowl
Lightly drizzle with oil
Season to taste with salt and pepper
Prepare your Big Green Egg as shown below


Pre Heat your Big Green Egg to 200˚ F and (if desired) load with your preferred smoking wood chunks (Layer in the wood chunks to create an even sustained smoke flavor)
Add the ConvEGGtor legs up, ADD a convEGGtor drip tray (if desired) and then place grill grate on top of convEGGtor
Close dome and Adjust Temp to 400˚ F (adjust bottom vents and top rEGGulator)
Place the seasoned potatoes on the grill grate and in the center of the grill grate
Close the lid and cook at 400˚ F until temperature reaches 205˚ F internal
Using oven gloves or heat resistant gloves, remove the baked potatoes from the Big Green Egg
CHEF TIP:  I remove my potatoes at 205˚ F, this produces a rich and creamy center of the potato and nice snappy skin texture
Cut potatoes open and load with your favorite topping like butter, sour cream, cheese and bacon

Grills / Grill Gear Used:

Big Green Egg, XLarge                                           Available at participating locations
Big Green Egg, EGG Genius                                     Available at participating locations
Big Green Egg, Charcoal                                       Ace SKU – 8697104
Published on 1/18/2023
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