OT: Food

John jsessoms002 at nc.rr.com
Thu Apr 18 23:46:07 EDT 2019

On 4/18/2019 02:10:51, Alan C wrote:
> Having read all the other comments, I find myself wondering if barbecuing 
> (Braaing) is an Art or a Science!
> Alan C
> On 18-Apr-19 03:10 AM, William Robb wrote:
>> Well barbecue, to be more precise. My lovely wife bought us a Louisiana
>> Grill smoker style barbecue for our anniversary. I’ve been having a grand
>> time smoking everything from avocado to zucchini. I want to do ribs on
>> Friday. I just know we have some foodies out there who will have wonderful
>> recipes to share.
>> Please bring them on....
>> Thanks
>> Bill

Eastern North Carolina Barbecue - FWIW the quality of restaurant barbecue is 
inversely proportional to the distance from Wilson, North Carolina. Served with 
slaw, hush puppies and sweet tea. Forget about that Lexington BBQ crap, they use 
tomatoes in their sauce.

Take a pig
Split it in half
Slow cook over a Hickory WOOD fire (coals in a pit is best) for 6 - 8 hours 
until the meat just falls right off the bone.
Chop it up and serve with Barbecue Sauce.

Barbecue Sauce:
Black Pepper
[SECRET] ingredients that ain't tomatoes (mostly other peppers).

1 	Medium head of cabbage
1-1/2	cup Mayonnaise
3/4 	cup chopped Mount Olive sweet pickles
1/2	cup chopped celery
1/2 	cup white vinegar
1/4 	cup sugar
1-1/2 	teaspoon salt
1/4 	teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Cut cabbage in half & grate fine
In a large mixing bowl combine cabbage, mayonnaise, sweet pickles, chopped 
celery, vinegar, sugar, salt with fresh ground black pepper. Mix thoroughly.
Chill for at least one hour

Makes approximately 15 servings - gonna need at least 5 batches.

Hush puppies:
1	cup yellow cornmeal
1	cup self-rising white cornmeal mix
1 	cup self-rising flour
3/4	cup sweet onion - finely diced
2	Tbsp sugar
1 	Tbsp salt
1	large egg, lightly beaten
1	cup buttermilk
1/4 	cup whole milk
1/4 	cup water
1/4 	cup melted butter

vegetable oil for frying

Whisk dry ingredients in a large bowl. Combine wet ingredients in a small bowl. 
Stir wet ingredients into the dry until combined and let batter sit for 10 minutes.
Heat 2 - 3 inches vegetable oil to 350° (F) in a cast iron pot.
Drop heaping Tablespoons of batter, 6 - 8 at a time, into the hot oil and fry 
until golden brown (about 1 to 2 minutes per side). Drain on a towel lined plate.

Makes about 30 hush puppies (~ 10 servings) - gonna need at least 5 batches

Sweet tea:
6 		regular tea bags
1/8 		teaspoon baking soda
2 		cups boiling water
1-1/2 to 2 	cups sugar
6		cups cold water	

Place tea bags in large Pyrex measuring cup with baking soda. Add boiling water
Cover and let steep for 15 minutes
Take out the tea bags DO NOT SQUEEZE
Pour tea mixture into 2-quart pitcher; stir in sugar until dissolved
Add cold water
Let cool, then chill in refrigerator. Serve over ice.

Makes a half gallon of Sweet Ice Tea - gonna need at least 5 gallons

Invite 50 - 100 of your best friends (depending on size of that pig) to partake 
in "pickin' the pig".

Kick back & relax.

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