There are not many blogs out there dedicated to cooking on a pellet smoker. I have been cooking, grilling & smoking over 35 yrs now. I recently bought a Traeger Lil Tex Elite pellet smoker & have cooked on it over six yrs. now. I would like to share recipes & info I have gained from cooking on it.
Update 2014: I have plenty of recipes here for the pellet smoker so I am now including other outdoor cooking and some of my indoor cooking too.
Last night I did pork cutlets and leftover mashed potatoes I
made potato cakes with. I just seasoned one cutlet and dredged in flour. The
other one I breaded with egg and a mix of flour, a few cracker crumbs and some
corn meal. The potato cakes I crusted
with some Panko bread crumbs.
I wanted to see how the cutlets and potato cakes would do in
my Treager with grill grates. I started at 300 deg. and checked after 15
minutes, the one cutlet with flour was browning some but the other and the potato
cakes were not. I went to 350 deg. and another 7 minutes then flipped and went
about 20 minutes.
I had a sandwich with the breaded cutlet, pickles and
mustard. My salad was some marinated tomatoes and onions. It tasted pretty
Next time I will start at 350 deg. and the potato cakes I
think would be better done in a skillet with oil.