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bigabyte
07-07-2011, 07:23 PM
So it was approaching dinner time and I needed to come up with something. The family had been living off of brisket, pork, beans, etc, all the 4th stuff I started cooking up last Tuesday that went through Monday. The last couple nights, they have not been wanting any of the leftovers.:tsk:

The last thing I cooked was this particular brisket flat right here. It went longer than expected and I pulled it off at 3am. I had been up many nights already and just wanted to be done. So I bagged up this brisket flat whole to deal with later.

Today was later.

Now, even I have been having a little trouble smiling at the thought of another brisket sandwich after over a week of having it morning, noon and night practically. However, the bark was calling to me. I really wanted to eat some of the brisket to taste that heavenly bark. Every time I reached in to grab the flat to slice it and make a sandwich though, I had second thoughts and started thinking I would rather have something else.

Then it hit me. I already knew what I wanted. I just had to DO IT!:becky:

I took the brisket flat out of the fridge, still cold.

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc150/bigabyte/Brisket/Sandwiches/2011_07_07/r_IMG_0569.jpg

This is what I was really wanting...

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc150/bigabyte/Brisket/Sandwiches/2011_07_07/r_IMG_0571.jpg

So I started by trimming off the edges...

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc150/bigabyte/Brisket/Sandwiches/2011_07_07/r_IMG_0573.jpg

...and with a little knife work I wound up with a flat of meat, and a pile of bark...

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc150/bigabyte/Brisket/Sandwiches/2011_07_07/r_IMG_0574.jpg

I then flipped it all over so you could see what was left on the meat and the bark.

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc150/bigabyte/Brisket/Sandwiches/2011_07_07/r_IMG_0575.jpg

I did a quick rough chop on the bark, or burnt ends if you prefer...

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc150/bigabyte/Brisket/Sandwiches/2011_07_07/r_IMG_0576.jpg

...and grabbed a decent sized kaiser roll to put it on.

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc150/bigabyte/Brisket/Sandwiches/2011_07_07/r_IMG_0577.jpg

It looked like I would really need to pile the meat on...

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc150/bigabyte/Brisket/Sandwiches/2011_07_07/r_IMG_0579.jpg

I was able to get this much on the bun, which was about half of the burnt ends...

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc150/bigabyte/Brisket/Sandwiches/2011_07_07/r_IMG_0580.jpg

I was so farking happy about the whole thing I just bit right into it right there!:becky:

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc150/bigabyte/Brisket/Sandwiches/2011_07_07/r_IMG_0583.jpg

It was grand!:thumb: So I took a second bite...

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc150/bigabyte/Brisket/Sandwiches/2011_07_07/r_IMG_0584.jpg

The third bite proved the kaiser bun was unworthy and could not tolerate this level of awesomeness.

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc150/bigabyte/Brisket/Sandwiches/2011_07_07/r_IMG_0585.jpg

So I grabbed a fork...

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc150/bigabyte/Brisket/Sandwiches/2011_07_07/r_IMG_0586.jpg

...and it kind of turned into a game of "eat just the meat".

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc150/bigabyte/Brisket/Sandwiches/2011_07_07/r_IMG_0587.jpg

By the end of the ordeal, just some crumbs of the kaiser roll remained.

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc150/bigabyte/Brisket/Sandwiches/2011_07_07/r_IMG_0588.jpg

I still have half of the shaved and chopped bark. I'm considering seconds.:shock:

deguerre
07-07-2011, 07:29 PM
The only reason you survived was because I didn't have my 9 to get ahead of you in line.

JiveTurkey
07-07-2011, 07:41 PM
The reason you will die is because the voodoo doll I have with your name on it will finally start working. Piece of junk. Where's my cert farker?

Gore
07-07-2011, 07:46 PM
You can send me your leftovers any time. :becky:

NorthwestBBQ
07-07-2011, 07:48 PM
The only reason you survived was because I didn't have my 9 to get ahead of you in line.

Awesome Avatar, bro! :thumb:

landarc
07-07-2011, 07:48 PM
Wait, you should send that to me.

JiveTurkey
07-07-2011, 07:51 PM
Wait, you should send that to me.

You want the voodoo doll? Are you waiting for a cert too? :-P

cbpeck
07-07-2011, 07:58 PM
So now what are you gonna do with the rest of that brisket?

Big George's BBQ
07-07-2011, 08:00 PM
Great meal play it safe and send me the left overs. You survived beause you did not finish all the carbs in the kaiser

caseydog
07-07-2011, 08:02 PM
Did you feed your family, or just yourself?

And, you ate off a cutting board with a plastic fork. Do you live in a frat house?

CD:tsk:

bigabyte
07-07-2011, 08:12 PM
Just myself. Like I said, the family wasn't interested in any more brisket or pork leftovers. So it was just me tonight. And yes, I ate right off the cutting board!:laugh: It was great!

Midnight Smoke
07-07-2011, 08:42 PM
Very Nice, can I have all your stuff if you do die? :wink:

landarc
07-07-2011, 08:50 PM
No, I am not waiting for a certificate, I hope to maintain my status as uncertified.

deerslayer8153
07-07-2011, 08:50 PM
Wow!!!

Boshizzle
07-07-2011, 08:58 PM
The title of this thread should be "Brethren, if I die tomorrow with a smile on my face, this is why..."

Nice looking meal!

mbshop
07-07-2011, 09:00 PM
you know, its folks like you who make life difficult now i gotta go make a spam sammy to feel better.

Wampus
07-07-2011, 09:03 PM
A brisket bark sammie????!!!!!


I'll bet THAT didn't suck!:becky::thumb:

bigabyte
07-07-2011, 09:27 PM
So now what are you gonna do with the rest of that brisket?
I kinda wondered the same thing. I guess toss it in the freezer until I decide to make chili or something.

I'll bet THAT didn't suck!:becky::thumb:
Nope, it definitely did not suck.:thumb:

Gore
07-07-2011, 09:37 PM
I'm still scratching my head. I've seen it in my family and you tell me it exists in yours too. How do people get tired of eating BBQ? Just don't understand. I could eat brisket every single day and still crave it. :tsk:

bigabyte
07-07-2011, 09:39 PM
I'm still scratching my head. I've seen it in my family and you tell me it exists in yours too. How do people get tired of eating BBQ? Just don't understand. I could eat brisket every single day and still crave it. :tsk:
There was a period of time I could do that. It all started changing about a couple years back. It's all cool though, just makes me cook a larger variety of things now. I can make it about 4 or 5 days straight, my wife and kids only about 3 or 4 days.

Gore
07-07-2011, 09:46 PM
The problem is that I never make brisket, just don't get good ones here, only flats, no whole ones. When I'm traveling though, I'll go out for brisket every meal. If your wife and kids can go 3 or 4 days eating the same thing, that's pretty good. Mine complain the second day, "We eat this every day." Fark, we just cooked it the day before, they loved it, and they're already complaining.

gtr
07-07-2011, 09:46 PM
Were you standing or sitting while you were eating? I've been wondering if bbq (well, any meat or poultry for that matter) tastes a little better standing at the counter - seems like it kinda does. Awesome sammich! :clap2:

A real question - I've seen burnt ends made from cubed point referred to as "faux burnt ends" a couple times - does that mean "real burnt ends" are like that sammich right there - just the bark? Whatever the answer is, it all points to delicious. :thumb:

Q-Dat
07-07-2011, 09:57 PM
Outstanding! Next thing you know youll be eating just the filling out of twinkies!

chicagokp
07-07-2011, 09:58 PM
That looks farkin good......so what was the cost of that sammy? What do you do with the leftover inside or should I not be considering the little things?

Randbo
07-07-2011, 10:09 PM
The sandwich looks so good! I like the idea of chili with the leftover. It would be so good! I have been thinking of giving that a try myself. But in all truth my brisket is never better than the first serving hot out of the resting foil wrap!!!! Yummyness!!!

NorthwestBBQ
07-07-2011, 10:10 PM
The problem is that I never make brisket, just don't get good ones here, only flats, no whole ones. When I'm traveling though, I'll go out for brisket every meal. If your wife and kids can go 3 or 4 days eating the same thing, that's pretty good. Mine complain the second day, "We eat this every day." Fark, we just cooked it the day before, they loved it, and they're already complaining.

Excuses! YOU can make great Brisket flats! You don't need no farking Packer, eh? You can do it! I believe in I-Gore! :thumb:

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tortaboy
07-07-2011, 10:15 PM
Ok, now I got it.
Smoke the meat, shave off the bark
Put meat back on smoker, shave off the bark
Put meat back on smoker, shave off the bark.

Smiter Q
07-07-2011, 10:28 PM
You did not die because you left some of the roll that had a poisonous sesame seed on it!
By sheer instinct you made it through!
Whew!:drama:

smokinQ2
07-07-2011, 10:30 PM
Nothing like eating off the cutting board!!! That LOOKED great.

Gore
07-07-2011, 10:56 PM
Excuses! YOU can make great Brisket flats! You don't need no farking Packer, eh? You can do it! I believe in I-Gore! :thumb:


Thanks Michael, I know I can too, but I WANT the point too. I love the point. I love burnt ends. and want the flat and the point and everything. I want brisket, and more brisket and more. I don't want a small stinkin' flat that is all I can find near where I live. Next time I'm in NC, I'll bring a full packer back with me and cook it up. Either that or a sucking pig. That won't be until late August though. Love that trailer.

NorthwestBBQ
07-07-2011, 11:04 PM
Thanks Michael, I know I can too, but I WANT the point too. I love the point. I love burnt ends. and want the flat and the point and everything. I want brisket, and more brisket and more. I don't want a small stinkin' flat that is all I can find near where I live. Next time I'm in NC, I'll bring a full packer back with me and cook it up. Either that or a sucking pig. That won't be until late August though. Love that trailer.

Only one? :shocked:

colonel00
07-07-2011, 11:53 PM
Fantastic! :hungry: Gone so fast you didn't even have time to get out your nice Chinet:becky:

bigabyte
07-07-2011, 11:54 PM
Were you standing or sitting while you were eating? I've been wondering if bbq (well, any meat or poultry for that matter) tastes a little better standing at the counter - seems like it kinda does. Awesome sammich! :clap2:

A real question - I've seen burnt ends made from cubed point referred to as "faux burnt ends" a couple times - does that mean "real burnt ends" are like that sammich right there - just the bark? Whatever the answer is, it all points to delicious. :thumb:
I moved the cutting board to the table after I started eating it with a fork and finished it sitting at the table.:becky:

The answer to your burnt ends question is basically "yes". The original burnt ends served up were the trimmings left over after slicing up a brisket, point and flat. You know when you're slicing a tender point or flat and the very ends of some slices fall off, and all that piece that fell off is made of is mostly bark with some meat attached? That's what the original burnt ends were. As they became popular, they made more of them to meet demand by trimming off the edge of the brisket like in that first cutting shot where I trimmed the edges off. This made for not only more uniform flat slice sizes with a squared off end, but also made for more burnt ends. When that wasn't enough to meet demand any more, then they started just putting chopped brisket point back in the smoker with more rub to make more bark on the chopped pieces and called those burnt ends. So they are all really "burnt ends" as we know them, but there was an evolution of sorts that they went through, and there are technically three different kinds. Four if you count that recent thread I read where someone was talking about cubing up brisket flats to make burnt ends. I guess that's yet another way.

Outstanding! Next thing you know youll be eating just the filling out of twinkies!
Thanks! I just did that!

That looks farkin good......so what was the cost of that sammy? What do you do with the leftover inside or should I not be considering the little things?
Well, if I don't use the rest of the brisket (which I will), and assume I get two big sammies out of it, I'd say it cost about $10 or so (I don't recall the exact price of that flat).

Ok, now I got it.
Smoke the meat, shave off the bark
Put meat back on smoker, shave off the bark
Put meat back on smoker, shave off the bark.
:shock::shock::shock:
GENIUS! Yes, yes, tell me more!
:thumb::thumb::thumb:

bigabyte
07-07-2011, 11:55 PM
Fantastic! :hungry: Gone so fast you didn't even have time to get out your nice Chinet:becky:
I'm starting to think of just eating off of paper towels now. Soup is an issue.

Phubar
07-08-2011, 03:52 AM
If you could send me some for lunch I'd be more than happy!

SmokinAussie
07-08-2011, 06:01 AM
I just saw this thread and though I might fast forward here and read all the other stuff later...

Chris...

Something you might just need to consider...






Gluttony

Derived from the Latin gluttire, meaning to gulp down or swallow, gluttony (Latin, gula) is the over-indulgence and over-consumption of anything to the point of waste. In the Christian religions, it is considered a sin because of the excessive desire for food or its withholding from the needy.

Depending on the culture, it can be seen as either a vice or a sign of status. Where food is relatively scarce, being able to eat well might be something to take pride in. But in an area where food is routinely plentiful, it may be considered a sign of self-control to resist the temptation to over-indulge.
Medieval church leaders (e.g., Thomas Aquinas) took a more expansive view of gluttony,[/URL] arguing that it could also include an obsessive anticipation of meals, and the constant eating of delicacies and excessively costly foods.[URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_deadly_sins#cite_note-13"] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_deadly_sins#cite_note-Okholm_2000-12) Aquinas went so far as to prepare a list of six ways to commit gluttony, including:


Praepropere - eating too soon.
Laute - eating too expensively.
Nimis - eating too much.
Ardenter - eating too eagerly (burningly).
Studiose - eating too daintily (keenly).
Forente - eating wildly (boringly).



That's one down... do you have 6 more to go, or have you notched up a few more we don't know about??? :pray:

Cheers!

Bill

DaveMW
07-08-2011, 06:12 AM
What a fun post although you have me starving here first thing in the morning. If I would have seen that in time to hop a plane I might have! Great Sammie!

chad
07-08-2011, 07:32 AM
You'll die when someone in the family beats you to death with that naked brisket flat. :mrgreen:

DaChief
07-08-2011, 07:36 AM
Did you use paper towels or just wipe your hands on the front of your shirt?:shock: I did have to look at this with no breakfast this am......

SmokeJumper
07-08-2011, 10:03 AM
Tears in my eyes from the beauty of it and salt content. You can take impressively big bites...

FatDaddysBBQ
07-08-2011, 10:31 AM
Wow, I'm still new to this game. So, as you might guess I have yet to take on a brisket. But I do believe all of this has given me the courage. Only problem is I am preparing for my first competition and its a Backyard Comp with ribs as the meat. So, recently all of the extra meat money has been going to ribs. I have just been buying them at the local Giant. I want to get to Sams that seems to be the general go to. Plus I just got my rib rub down. I havent even thought about a brisket rub although I would think it is quite diffrent. Probably alot of salt, pepper, garlic the like and not so much sugar.

Ryan Chester
07-08-2011, 11:18 AM
I can honestly tell you I HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH A THING!!! I think I need to experience it for myself.:clap2:

caseydog
07-08-2011, 11:26 AM
Did you use paper towels or just wipe your hands on the front of your shirt?:shock:

Isn't that what everyone does? :confused:

CD

cmcadams
07-08-2011, 11:43 AM
I can understand how that sandwich tempted even after a week of brisket... Then again, can one really tire of good brisket? Nice sandwich!

bigabyte
07-08-2011, 05:15 PM
Did you use paper towels or just wipe your hands on the front of your shirt?:shock:
What shirt?:confused:

El Ropo
07-08-2011, 06:17 PM
:hungry:

boogiesnap
07-08-2011, 08:39 PM
get in line fella....i'm next.

now that's how to eat a brisket for sure!

Gore
07-08-2011, 09:26 PM
What shirt?:confused:

I'm not going to be the one to ask if you were wearing any pants ... no, I'm not. :tsk:

bigabyte
07-08-2011, 09:36 PM
Tell me more about these so called "pants" of which you speak.

caseydog
07-08-2011, 09:38 PM
I'm not going to be the one to ask if you were wearing any pants ... no, I'm not. :tsk:

Oh, great, I just had to read check on this thread late at night. I'm gonna' have some ugly dreams tonight. Time to pour another drink -- a strong one. Thanks. :tsk:

CD

caseydog
07-08-2011, 09:40 PM
Tell me more about these so called "pants" of which you speak.

Crap, now I need at least two strong drinks before I go to bed.

CD

Gore
07-08-2011, 09:59 PM
:tsk: