Bacon-Wrapped Potato Skewers
Food and Drink

Courtesy of Scott Backstrom,

Bacon-Wrapped Potato Skewers

"“Nothing says good tailgating food like something on a stick wrapped with bacon. Tailgaters love one-handed food ’cause that leaves the other hand free for frosty beverages.”"

Scott Backstrom
Serves 12, scale to suit


12 baking potatoes

12 slices thick-cut bacon

olive oil

1 cup mixture of garlic powder, salt and pepper (I use my Tears of Our Rivals rub)

12 skewers

24 wooden toothpicks

Dipping sauces (optional)

Slice potatoes into wedges (lengthwise). One potato should make four wedges. Insert skewers into one end of wedges, like a popsicle. Depending on length, you may wish to use only half a skewer for each.

Brush the wedges with olive oil and heavily season them with the spice mixture. Then wrap each one with a piece of bacon using toothpicks to hold the bacon in place, if needed.

Place the wedges on the top rack of smoker and smoke for 3 hours at 225F or on grill over indirect heat (where there are no coals or lit burners beneath them) for about 1.5 hours until bacon looks done.

Serve warm with dipping sauces, such as cheese, barbecue sauce, or sour cream. Or baste with barbecue sauce just prior to removing from heat.