Sunday, April 24, 2016

North Carolina BBQ with Cole Slaw and Hush Puppies / #SundaySupper

This North Carolina BBQ with Cole Slaw and Hush Puppies is one of my favorite meals, and I am excited to share it with you! Today for #SundaySupper we are making our favorite regional specialties, and I hope you will try this. This BBQ and sauce is a favorite of many people in the eastern part of the state! There is a huge rivalry between which BBQ is better, eastern or western. But, I have to tell you, they are both amazing!
This is not a quick meal, but it is a meal worth taking the time to prepare. You can smoke the pork if you have a smoker, or you can cook it in the oven. Either way, it is wonderful! The cole slaw is best if made ahead of time so the dressing has time to permeate the cabbage, and the hush puppies, with the minced onions are just amazing! There are few tastes that compare to the yumminess of fresh fried hush puppies!
This meal is perfect anytime, for lunch or dinner, family meals or parties. You and your guests will not be disappointed!

North Carolina BBQ w/ Cole Slaw and Hushpuppies

5 pound Pork Shoulder (will net 3 shredded pounds)

Barbecue Sauce
1 1/2 cups Apple Cider Vinegar
1 teaspoon Salt
1 1/2 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper

Cole Slaw
1 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
2 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/8 teaspoon Black Pepper
1 10 ounce package Angel Hair Cole Slaw

Hush Puppies
 (courtesy of Saveur)
2 cups Yellow Cornmeal
1 cup Flour
2 tablespoon Sugar
1 tablespoon Salt
4 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 cup Buttermilk
1/4 cup Melted Butter
1 med. Yellow Onion, minced
1/4 cup Water
Canola Oil

Smoke the Pork Shoulder in a BBQ Smoker. Find how to do this here, where I smoked Baby Back Ribs. Smoke the pork shoulder at 220 degrees, 1 hour per pound. If you don't want to smoke the pork shoulder, bake it in the oven, 225 degrees for 1 hour per pound. You can add liquid smoke for flavor.  Pull the pork apart once the pork is done cooking.
Whisk together the apple cider vinegar, salt, crushed red pepper, and black pepper.
After the pulled pork is pulled apart, add sauce a little at a time until you reach the desired taste. Let sit. 
Whisk together the mayo, apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Place cole slaw in a large bowl.
 Pour sauce over slaw. Mix together well. Refrigerate.
Mix the cornmeal, flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, butter and onion. Add water. Add mixture to the cornmeal mixture, and stir with spoon. Let sit for 10 minutes.
Heat 2" of oil in a pot to 350 degree. Use a small scoop, and drop the batter in to the hot oil. Turn hush puppies as they fry, frying for 1-2 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
This is the BBQ plate from Smithfield Chicken and BBQ. It's delicious and addicting!

Thanks for joining me today! I hope you will try this North Carolina BBQ meal. I know you will enjoy it!
Continue scrolling down the page to discover more regional specialties!
Thank you to Sue Lau, blogging from A Palatable Pastime, for hosting today's fun event! 

Side Dishes:
Main Dish:
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  1. Now my husband is really going to want a smoker!

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  2. We don't own a smoker either. When I make barbecue I stick the old meat into the crock-pot and cook all day. I like your sauce ingredients. Being here in NC too, we have some of the best barbecue restaurants too.

  3. Ohh this would be a great dinner!! I love all of it!!

  4. This is one of my favorite meals! My aunt lived in Charlotte until 4 years ago and we always got delicious Carolina pork, slaw, and hush puppies but I haven't been there since she moved up north.

  5. LOVE this! I have fond memories of driving down the FL and always stopping to eat just across the NC border. We saw a tractor in the drive through once. Too funny!!

  6. BBQ and slaw is a family favorite. They tend to like the tomato based sauces but I love your vinegar sauce.

  7. I will have to try this this summer!

  8. Oh yes, pass me a plate, please!

  9. This meal just screams summer! Now I want to break out the smoker!

  10. Now that's a tasty meal. I'm wanting to try your BBQ sauce too. A nice change from the usual for me.

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