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Potatoes

BigGreenDaveBigGreenDave Posts: 149
edited 5:15AM in EggHead Forum
I grilled potatoes with our steaks and mine had a black spot in it right under the part that was face down on the grill. Mom says it happens all the time but is this a thing from using charcoal?

It just looked dark like charcoal which made me think it might be from that. But I seen it before too. Does fire make it happen more? Just wondering.

mypotatoe.jpg
mypotatoe.jpg

My steak was great i did it like in the video.
Dave Montgomery at Wheeling West Virgina

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  • Cpt'n CookCpt'n Cook Posts: 1,917
    That has nothing to do with cooking with charcoal. I grill potatoes all the time and unless there is something wrong with the spud they come out great here are a few that I did the other day with a chicken.
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    I have no pics of them cut open but, they were perfect, no black spots anywhere. Taters are great on the grill.
  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,239
    Looks like the potato had the black spot in it before cooking and was just not noticed.
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    I just cut the dark spot out and eat that sucker! yum yum. ;) :P

    I bake potato's in my egg all the time. I usually bake them indirect. I have a busted pampered chef on the cast iron grate so I bake till the potato is done then sear my steaks. In this picture I have a home made skewer setup for my potato's but you can just place your potato's on the stone instead of skewering it.

    by the way I rub olive oil on my potato's and then sprinkle kosher salt on them before baking. Tim

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  • fire eggerfire egger Posts: 1,124
    THey are all correct Dave, the black spot is just a bad spot in the potato, I use a firebrick to do mine, acchieves the same effect as 2fat's pizza stone.
    when I did them direct, I used to turn them at least once, either way the goal is a nice even cook
    Kendell
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Dave,

    Just cut those spots out. More importantly don't forget to poke'em before ya cook'em.
    Blownspud.jpg

    That is 100% of the inside of the spud you see. I was standing with one of the dogs and we heard it happen. Some funny stuff.
  • Those look great Thank you
    Dave M.
    Dave Montgomery at Wheeling West Virgina
  • Thank you. That's what mom said too.
    Dave M.
    Dave Montgomery at Wheeling West Virgina
  • That looks neat.
    Thank ou.
    Dave M.
    Dave Montgomery at Wheeling West Virgina
  • Thank you.
    I was wondering about it.
    Dave M.
    Dave Montgomery at Wheeling West Virgina
  • That is funny! :silly:
    Dave Montgomery at Wheeling West Virgina
  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,239
    Better listen to your mom!
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,730
    for some real fun, try it with chestnuts :laugh:
  • BillHillBillHill Posts: 109
    just a bruise
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,342
    Don't eat anything weird on potatoes.  They are part of the night shade or something family and the weird stuff is usually poisonous.
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    Are we being punked?
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    Gold, Jerry - gold!
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 6,104
    Was just a potato grub:

     
    Pure protein, don't worry about it.  
    I actually grew up on a potato farm, those things are way too prevalent.  
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