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Unread 11-16-2007, 09:02 PM   #1
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Default Pig Candy?????

Pig candy, what is it and how do you make it?
I keep seeing it mentioned in the post but never really an exact description. thanks Fockers...err......Farkers
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You can make it several different ways, but it is basically some bacon coated in brown sugar and either smoked or baked so that the sugar soaks up the bacon grease. You can mix pepper with the sugar if you so choose.
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This is what it is ...and how you make it. http://virtualweberbullet.com/bacon1.html
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Sounds delicious, I'm having chest pains just thinking about it.
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Try it, you'll like it.

Here is all you need:

Thick sliced bacon
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Set up your cooker for an indirect cook with a grate temp around 300° with a drip pan. Lay strips of bacon on the grate above the drip pan for 20 minutes, turn and rotate bacon as needed, season with the sugar mix, then cook around 20 minutes minutes more.

Options: use your favorite rub instead of the cayenne.
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I have never made any. But i think i'm going to try some this week.
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great visual aid, well, just like the voices in my head you have made me want to go do something that I prolly shouldn't.
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great visual aid, well, just like the voices in my head you have made me want to go do something that I prolly shouldn't.
I'm guessing you haven't been here all that long... Eventually, you'll realize the voices are really just Willkat.

I'm making pig candy this weekend... it's more than just a little bit good.
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The 'Ol Pig Candy trick!!!!!
https://secure.ramnetwork.com/kickassbbq/pig_candy.htm
PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Options: use your favorite rub instead of the cayenne.
Just be careful that the rub does not have too much, or even any, salt.
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Just be careful that the rub does not have too much, or even any, salt.
Oops, You are RIGHT. Forgot to mention that.....

I sometines will reach for Dizzy Pig Raging River or my no-sugar/no-salt rib rub or Jim Goode's Beef rub (which calls for salt to taste, but I omit it and salt the meat if it needs it.)

No sugar/No salt rub
3 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon ground basil
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon red pepper
1 tablespoon mustard powder

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2 1/2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons paprika
2 teaspoons mustard powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
1 teaspoon ground bay leaves
3/4 teaspoon ground coriander seed
3/4 teaspoon ground savory
3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
3/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
salt to taste
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Gonna be smokin my first buckboard this weekend...has anyone made pig candy using buckboard bacon? I think I may just have to give it a go!
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It is good using BBB also.
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BBB??? What's that? This sounds yummy gonna have to try this
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