Hush Puppies for a Crowd

This recipe for hush puppies makes 125 to 150 spoonful sized hush puppies. PrintHush Puppies for a CrowdAuthor All Q'd Up BBQ Blog WritersYield 125-150 hush puppies Ingredients5 lbs. self-rising corn meal1/2 cup self-rising flour2 tablespoons sugar2 1/2 quarts (or more) water and buttermilk (or 2 1/2 quarts of either)1/2 cup shortening, melted3 tablespoons onion, minced4 eggsInstructionsStir liquid into dry ingredients, making a thick batter. (Addition of shortening improves texture. Onion adds flavor. Eggs improve texture and flavor. All three are technically optional but they all improve the batter.)Drop from spoon into fat which has been heated to 350°F -375°F. Fry to a golden brown.Serve fresh. NotesCourtesy of the North Carolina Pork Council. All Q’d Up BBQ Blog Writers Dedicated to the art of grilling, smoking, and...

Brunswick Stew for a Crowd

A Brunswick stew recipe for a crowd. This recipe makes 8 quarts. A perfect side dish for a barbecuing a whole pig. PrintBrunswick Stew for a CrowdAuthor All Q'd Up BBQ Blog WritersYield 8 quarts InstructionsCook the ham, chuck, and chicken together in a large stewing pot until tender. Add the pepper pods. Remove chicken from the pot and bone; cut into small pieces and return to pot.Add ketchup, tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato soup, dash of Worcestershire and hot sauce to taste. Add in salt and pepper totaste.Mix in butter, corn, butter beans, green beans, and onions. Cook over low heat for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.Stir in the white beans if using, and potatoes.Serve. NotesCourtesy of the North Carolina Pork Council. All Q’d Up BBQ Blog Writers Dedicated to the art of grilling, smoking, and...
Whole Hog Cooking Guide

Whole Hog Cooking Guide

What to feed a crowd by cooking a whole pig and don’t know where to start? Begin with this guide, courtesy of the North Carolina Pork Council. Select Your Menu What do you plan on serving? Here are some recipes to get your started. All recipes feed a crowd. Carolina Eastern-Style Slaw Piedmon-Style Slaw (Red Slaw) Brunswick Stew Potato Salad Hush Puppies And for the sauces: Basic Eastern Carolina Hot Vinegar Barbecue Sauce Piedmont Lexington-Style Sauce Eastern Carolina Pig Pickin’ Sauce Western Carolina Ketchup-Based Barbecue Sauce Select Method of Preparation For whole hog or shoulders, etc. using wood, charcoal, or gas. Cooking Time For Whole Pig Barbecue Weight of PigCharcoalAmount of GasWoodCooker TemperatureApprox. Cooking Time75 lbs.60 lbs.40 lbs.1/3 cord225-250 degrees6 - 7 hours100 lbs.70 lbs.Cylinder1/3 - 1/2 cord225 - 250 degrees7 - 8 hours125 lbs.80 lbs.1/2 cord225 - 250 degrees8 - 9 hours/* Here you can add custom CSS for the current table */ /* Lean more about CSS: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cascading_Style_Sheets */ /* To prevent the use of styles to other tables use "#supsystic-table-5" as a base selector for example: #supsystic-table-5 { ... } #supsystic-table-5 tbody { ... } #supsystic-table-5 tbody tr { ... } */ Important – Do not exceed 225 degrees F. cooking temperature for the first 2 hours of cooking. If using an “open” grill allow 1 hour per 10 pounds of pork. In order to achieve maximum tenderness an internal temperature of 180 degrees F. or above must be reached. If using gas cooker, read manufacturer’s instructions. When using charcoal or wood distribute more coals under the hams or shoulders and less in the center for...
Western North Carolina Ketchup Based Barbecue Sauce

Western North Carolina Ketchup Based Barbecue Sauce

Sweet style barbecue sauce. PrintWestern North Carolina Ketchup Based Barbecue SauceAuthor adapted from north carolina pork producers association Ingredients1 cup ketchup1 cup brown sugar, packed1/2 cup lemon juice1/2 stick butter1/4 cup minced onion1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauceInstructionsCombine all ingredients in a saucepan, and bring to a boilReduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes.Cool to room temperature.   All Q’d Up BBQ Blog Writers Dedicated to the art of grilling, smoking, and...
North Carolina Piedmont Lexington-Style Barbecue Sauce

North Carolina Piedmont Lexington-Style Barbecue Sauce

Hot and tangy style sauce. PrintNorth Carolina Piedmont Lexington-Style Barbecue SauceAuthor adapted from north carolina pork producers association Ingredients1 1/2 cups white vinegar10 tablespoons ketchup1/2 cup water1 tablespoon sugar1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepperPinch of crushed red pepperSalt and pepper to tasteInstructionsCombine all ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.Reduce heat to medium and stir until sugar dissolves.Remove from heat, and let stand until room temperature.   All Q’d Up BBQ Blog Writers Dedicated to the art of grilling, smoking, and...