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Prepare your kettle grill with indirect heat, which is 20 to 25 briquettes on one side of the grill. Sprinkle a couple of handfuls of hickory chips on the hot coals. Place the potatoes on the opposite side of the heat and put the lid on.
After 10 to 15 minutes, turn and shift the potatoes for even cooking. Put the lid back on for another 10 to 15 minutes and remove. Test a fry to make sure it is cooked all the way through.
Place the potatoes in the broiler at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 7 to 10 minutes if you want to add a little texture. But, keep an eye on them so they don't burn!
These smoked fries are absolutely delicious. Please take the time to view the video. It does a good job of explaining everything. We served these smoked fries with grilled hamburgers and they were a huge hit.
Dave Lobeck is a barbecue chef from Sellersburg, Ind., who writes a weekly column for CNHI News Service. Visit his website at www.BBQMyWay.com.