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71-South 01-15-2012 08:48 PM

Holy Pork! Pig Shots on the Egg
 
I recently ran across an appetizer called "Pig Shots" on another site and decided to give them a try.

When Mrs. South bit into one, there was a five second pause followed by "OH MY GOD !!!" Yep, they're pretty good. According to her, they're my go-to appetizer now, required at all BBQ-like gatherings.

I started with a plain old store bought Polish Keilbasa, cut into discs about 1/2 inch tall with the casings removed (they make them too chewy, apparently).

Then I took 1/2 strip of bacon and wrapped it around each disc (creating a shot glass of sorts) and secured with a single toothpick run through.

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I filled the shot glasses half way up with some plain (microwave softened) Philly Cream Cheese.

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I filled them the rest of the way (even overflowed a bit) with dark brown sugar.

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I sprinkled half of them with my beloved Yardbird for some comparisons later.

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On to the LBGE they went (sweet blue / light hickory). 225 for 2 hours. They ended up at about 180 internal.

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Ready to pull after two hours...

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Mrs. South plated them up and tried one. OMG moment referenced above followed 5 seconds later.

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She preferred the ones w/o the rub. I honestly couldn't tell the difference. Interesting. I'll absolutely be doing these again.

Highly recommended, Brethren!

bbqbull 01-15-2012 08:51 PM

Outstanding idea!

They would be too sweet for my bride, thinking a tad bit of cheddar cheese instead of brown sugar.

Phrasty 01-15-2012 08:52 PM

:twitch:

bmBBQ 01-15-2012 08:54 PM

Oh man, these look fantastic. It's on the go to list now. Great work!

71-South 01-15-2012 09:00 PM

I've been brainstorming other versions all night. One was sticking a shroom in the cream cheese so the thing looks like an umbrella. "Pigbrellas"?

Triple T BBQ 01-15-2012 09:01 PM

I gotta try this!! Thanks! It looks like you did a great job. Some hot peppers on top of the cream cheese might help here too. Hmmmm!!!

nrok2118 01-15-2012 09:01 PM

Brilliant!

71-South 01-15-2012 09:02 PM

I'd love to take credit, but as mentioned, I stole, er... borrowed the idea. :icon_blush:

landarc 01-15-2012 09:19 PM

Wow, those look good.

duelin j 01-15-2012 09:23 PM

Hmmmm..... definitely!!

Great idea!

cmcadams 01-15-2012 10:13 PM

Great looking stuff!

71-South 01-15-2012 10:17 PM

Hmmm.... Two types of meat, smoked, and somewhat spherical in appearance. I wonder if these would qualify as.... MEATBALLS ???

Hunterman95 01-15-2012 10:51 PM

I'm thinking I have to try these......like tomorrow!

jeffjenkins1 01-15-2012 10:57 PM

Those look fantastic!

Jeff

Parruthead 01-15-2012 11:03 PM

YUM! I know what I'm making for a appetizer next..


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