Smoked Veggies? (well, if you absolutely have to)

Let's face it, not everyone digs on meat.  Just because I don't understand it doesn't make it wrong.  Case in point, my rad sister-in-law very rarely eats meat of any kind (although, I consider it a total success when she can't resist some pulled pork or brisket that I just pulled out of the smoker).  Even though she doesn't usually eat meat, she's often at our house on "Smoked Meat Sundays" so I wanted to do something that she could get into instead of offering her a veggie burger while everyone else fills up on tasty smoked goodness.

So off I went to the local organic grocery store to get some potatoes, onions and eggplant.  Frankly, I wasn't sure what to even attempt in the smoker.  I don't think I'd ever tried to smoke anything besides meat before.  But potatoes made sense because baked potatoes are awesome, right?  So, how could smoked potatoes not be awesome?

The onion I cut to make a sort of onion blossom and then I topped it with salt, pepper, balsamic, butter and (whoops!) bacon!  As you can see from the picture, though.  I left one of them sans bacon for Sarah.  For some reason I took no pictures of the eggplant.  Ah well, I might try it again anyway to make baba ganoush.

bacon onions and potatoes for the smoker

Bacon onions and potatoes for the smoker

Just in case you didn't get enough of an eyeful of amish butter and bacon on top of the onion, here's a pretty sexy close-up.

bacon and butter topped onion

Bacon and butter topped onion

I know it's wrong, but I wanted to take a bite of that thing before I even cooked it.  Heh.  Anyway, here's some pics of the end result.

smoked bacon onion

Smoked bacon onion

smoked potatoes

Smoked potatoes