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cowgirl 11-30-2009 01:39 PM

Underground Pig (picture heavy)
 
I'm trying to keep the pics to a minimum, not sure if I did though. Sorry!! This is a pig I cooked this weekend during deer camp. (for a party saturday)

Had a friend dig the pit with a backhoe earlier in the week. Had company Tuesday and Wednesday, Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, then cleaned the pig Friday and started burning wood that night....

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Dehaired the pig with a blow torch...

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Scraped and washed pig...
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Then put the pig on ice til needed.

Started burning wood....

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The burning of the wood is a party in itself. :)

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Seasoned the pig with dry rub, injected with beef broth/cayenne/onion/garlic... filled the inside with apples, onions, whole garlic heads and jalapenos....

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wrapped pig in a layer of foil, then burlap, then chicken wire to keep it together...
Used baling wire handles for easy lifting.

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Wet the burlap....

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Placed a rack over the hot coals in the pit...
Then a sheet of burnt tin. (saved tin from the last three underground cooked pigs)

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Covered the hole and buried it...

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Let the pig cook overnight....

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The pig was moist and tender...


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I sprinkled some of the pig with dry rub and served sauces on the side...

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Thanks for checking out my underground pig!

deguerre 11-30-2009 01:43 PM

LewwwwwwwwOwwww! Okie style.:wink:
Dayum Cowgirl!

chambersuac 11-30-2009 01:46 PM

Dang, Jeanie, is there ANYTHING you can't do? Simply amazing!

MikeR 11-30-2009 01:48 PM

Holy chit- some good stuff going on there.

ytsejam 11-30-2009 01:49 PM

wow, you never cease to amaze me :icon_blush:

BobBrisket 11-30-2009 01:50 PM

That brings back some great memories!! Course it also brings back some of the ones where "I had to dig the hole" too! A backhoe makes for quick work of digging and gutting too! That is simply fantastic. I'd so hit that! YOU ROCK, Jeanie:eusa_clap:eusa_clap

Smokey Al Gold 11-30-2009 01:50 PM

OMG! That is simply awesome you did an incredible job!

NorthwestBBQ 11-30-2009 01:52 PM

Great looking pig, Jeanie! :-D

Paul B 11-30-2009 01:55 PM

Can't get any fresher than that!!!

Paul B

cowgirl 11-30-2009 01:57 PM

Here are some of the sides...

some spicy shrimp and bacon wrapped corn...

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smoked tatoes and garlic bread...

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some meatballs in creamy gravy....

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and a pot of cowboy pintos...

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and slaw...


It was fun, There were 7 of us burning the wood and getting things ready Friday night, then about 40 for the party Saturday.

Neil 11-30-2009 01:57 PM

All in favor of a Brethren Bash at Jeanie's house say Aye! Aye! Aye!:biggrin:

cowgirl 11-30-2009 01:58 PM

Thanks everybody! It was fun!

Bob, I know what you mean! :lol: Last pig was over 200lbs and I had to dig by hand! lol Never again! :biggrin:

Balony 11-30-2009 01:59 PM

How does the coals stay lit when it is covered with dirt? Do you put pipe or something in for and exhaust stack? Sorry for being such a newb :)

roxikitties7 11-30-2009 01:59 PM

Way to go !!!! Saw this live one time in Hawaii... but yours beats theres by far!!!!!!

YUMMY

cowgirl 11-30-2009 02:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Neil (Post 1099026)
All in favor of a Brethren Bash at Jeanie's house say Aye! Aye! Aye!:biggrin:

lol I'll have to rest up first. :lol: I'm still tired from deer camp! :biggrin:


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