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.
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.
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.