Pulled Pork Potato Planks or Boats
Serves: 2-4
  • 2 large baking potatoes (I used Russets)
  • 1 tablespoon olive or grapeseed oil
  • 1 large garlic clove, crushed (about ½ to 1 teaspoon of the jarred stuff)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Pulled pork (your favorite recipe or my easy recipe below)
  • Sliced black olives, to garnish
For the Boats:
  1. Bake the potatoes in the oven or microwave, if you are in a hurry. Scoop out the white flesh, leaving ¼ to ½ inch of the white stuff (reserve the flesh for another recipe, such as soup or mashed potatoes).
  2. This step is optional for the boats: Combine the oil and garlic in a small dish. Brush the tops and insides of the boats with the oil-garlic mixture. Sprinkle the boats with salt. Place the potatoes in the oven, and broil for about 3 to 5 minutes, or until the boats just begin to brown.
  3. Fill the boats with the pulled pork and top each boat with the sliced olives. If desired, return the boats to the oven and broil them for a minute or two.
  4. On the first go around, we simply scooped out the potato flesh, piled the pork in, and ate. But after trying the roasted potato planks, I think giving the skins a quick roast is a good optional step to seal in some flavor.
For the Planks:
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Peel your potatoes, if desired or required. Slice the potatoes lengthwise, so they are about ¼ to ½ inch in width. You should end up with about 6 or so long, flat “planks.”
  3. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet. Combine the oil and garlic, and brush them on the tops and bottoms of your planks. Sprinkle the tops of the the planks with salt.
  4. Bake the potatoes for 15 minutes, flip, and return them to the oven for another 15 minutes. They should just lightly start to brown on both sides.
  5. Top the planks with the pulled pork and garnish with sliced olives. Return them to the oven and continue to bake, or broil, for just a few minutes to make sure everything is heated through and crisped up to your liking.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/alisa-s-blog/alisa-s-milk-free-blog/frugal-foodie-friday-pulled-pork-potato-planks-or-boats-gluten-free