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Smoked Potato Salad, a Spin on a Classic

Are you ready to add a spin to the classic potato salad? Try smoking it with some delicious but non-traditional potato salad ingredients.  Cookshack has two varieties for you to try.  Either of these could be made using a Cookshack Electric Smoker or Fast Eddy’s™ by Cookshack Pellet smoker or grill.  We have served these at cooking classes and cooking demonstrations.  We seldom had leftovers!

The first recipe is from Chef Ryan from Sysco, Norman and was prepared and eaten at a recent cooking demonstration. This is served chilled like a classic potato salad.

Smoked Potato Salad

Smoked Potato Salad

Smoked Potato Salad

Ingredients:

  • 5 lbs. of your preferred red skin potato salad (mayo based)
  • 1 C. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 C. crumbled crispy bacon pieces
  • ½ C. diced green onion
  • 3 T. Smoked Paprika

Method:

  1. Place the potato salad in a 2” deep half aluminum pan
  2. Smoke the potato salad at a temperature below 160°F

    for 25-30 minutes using hickory wood or pellets

  3. Remove potato salad to the cooler and allow to cool back to a safe holding temperature
  4. When ready to serve; garnish with smoked paprika, cheddar cheese, bacon pieces, and diced green onions
  5. Serve immediately

For another spin, try this smoked baked potato salad with a recipe from Cookshack dealer, Red Ritch of Houston, TX.  This is a favorite with Cookshack employees! This is hot version of potato salad.

Smoked Baked Potato Salad

Ingredients:

  • Medium red potatoes
  • Salt
  • Mayonnaise
  • Sour Cream
  • Dill
  • Real Bacon Bits
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Method:

  1. Clean the potatoes
  2. Add potatoes to boiling, salted water for 5 to 8 minutes
  3. Strain potatoes and let them cool naturally
  4. Dice  into
  5. Mix mayo into potatoes – not runny
  6. Add sour cream until you have a paste consistency
  7. Sprinkle dill over the top
  8. Spread into a rectangular pan
  9. Add a layer of bacon bits and a layer of cheddar cheese
  10. Smoke at 250°F using hickory wood or pellets;  cook for 30 minutes and cover the pan with foil then cook another hour
  11. Serve immediately

We hope you enjoy these spins on the traditional potato salads.  We would love to hear from you and share your favorite recipes!  Give us a call at 1.800.423.0698!

 

 

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Have you thought about opening a catering business, a food truck, or a restaurant?

Have you thought about opening a catering business, a food truck, or a restaurant? Are you interested in taking barbecue or smoked foods to the next level?

If you have answered yes to these questions, Cookshack has the answers to make your business successful!  Register now for the July Fast Eddy Restaurant and Catering Class!  The class is held at the Ponca City Country Club in Ponca City, OK and our class uses their Commercial Kitchen.  The PCCC is located at 1101 N. Pecan. You will see how to cook on a Cookshack Charbroiler, FEC500 commercial pellet smoker, FEC120 commercial pellet smoker, and SM160 electric smoker.  All smokers used during the class will be available for purchase at a special rate for participants before or during the course!

Brisket Information from David Bouska

Brisket Information from David Bouska

The class has an intensive classroom portion and a hands-on portion.   If you want to handle meat,

rubs, and knives this is the class for you! Each student will learn how to select proper meat cuts and to trim the brisket, pork butt, ribs, and chicken.  Other topics of discussion include menu ideas, injecting and seasoning, plating and presentation, cook and hold techniques, food safety, brining, profitability and yields.  Recipes from the instructors are included.

Class attendees setup the serving line and serve the patrons of the PCCC

Class attendees setup the serving line and serve the patrons of the PCCC

It also includes set-up of a dinner service and working the serving line for the patrons of the Country Club.

Sampling Ribs from the SM160 and FEC500

Sampling Ribs from the SM160 and FEC500

The instructors are the legendary “Fast Eddy” Ed Maurin, BBQ Pitmaster TV Show Finalist and owner of the Butcher BBQ Stand, David Bouska of Butcher’s BBQ Competition Team, and Cookshack CEO/President Stuart Powell.  Each student will receive a binder with class materials, apron, supplies, and other goodies to take home.  It also includes three nights of hotel, meals, and a tour of Cookshack’s Manufacturing Facility.  The cost of this class is $850. The class dates are July 13th and 14th.  Classes will begin at 8:00am on Monday and Tuesday and we will finish around 7:30-8:00pm on both days. We have three airports within 110 miles of Ponca City, OK. They are the OKC (Oklahoma City Will Rogers World, OK), TUL (Tulsa International, OK) and ICT (Wichita Midcontinent, KS).

Class size is limited to 25 students, so enroll today!  For more information or to request a registration form, contact Christa with Cookshack at 800.423.0698 or email her at c_jones@cookshack.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Perfect Gift Idea for the Holidays!

 

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Wrap up a Cooskhack Smoker or Pellet Grill this Christmas!

Happy Holidays from Cookshack! Need an idea for a great gift for someone special in your life?  How about a Cookshack smoker or pellet grill?  Make them a BBQ genius with our easy to use smokers and pellets grills!  Now until December 17th you can save 10% off the list price of any Cookshack residential electric smoker, Fast Eddy’s™ by Cookshack FEC100 pellet-fired smoker or pellet grills. That is a savings of up to $419!  Best of all, these units feature the best in the industry no-risk 30-day money back guarantee.

 

The Smokette (SM009-2), the Smokette Elite (SM025), the Super Smoker Elite (SM045) and the AmeriQue (SM066) are the electric smokers that make it easy to add real wood smoke to your foods!  They are inexpensive to operate and energy efficient.   Cooking capacities range from 20 pounds to 50 pounds so we have a unit to fit any need you may have!

Cookshack Residential Electric Smoker Line

The residential smoker line

The PG1000 and PG500 pellet grills feature 4-zone cooking and pellet broil technology.  They feature a direct zone that sears up to 800°F, two indirect zones for low and slow traditional barbecue smoking and a cold-smoke and warming drawer zone that is about one half of the set temperature.  The possibilities are endless with these commercial grade quality built smoker and grill in one.

PG1000

PG1000

PG1000 Zones

Direct and Indirect Zones on the Pellet Grills

 

 

 

 

 

The FEC100 is the choice of many championship BBQ teams and is guaranteed to hold enough barbecue for all your friends and family! The pellet heat is controlled by a fully automated wood pellet system that produces very little ash.  It features double-walled construction surrounding 850° F Spin-Glas® insulation for superior heat retention and fuel savings.

FEC100 with four shelves

The FEC100 features 4 nickel-plated steel 23″ x 17″ shelves

FEC100

FEC100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To order online just use the Promo Code:  HOHOHO14 when you checkout at www.cookshack.com or call Cookshack at 1.800.423.0698 and tell our friendly sales staff you want the HOHOHO14 deal you heard about on this blog!  With a Cookshack smoker or pellet grill you can celebrate BBQ every day!  Hurry because this deal ends Wednesday, December 17thFrom all of us here at Cookshack may your days be merry and bright!

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