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tish
12-31-2011, 12:54 AM
Can someone give me the official definition of a Moink ball? Does it have to be a store bought meat ball? Or can you make your own? I want to stuff them, but I don't care for most store bought brands, and would like to make my own. Much easier to stuff that way, too.

BBQ Nuts
12-31-2011, 01:09 AM
not sure what the "official definition" is but i make my own meatballs for Moinks. never cared for the store bought i've had.

tish
12-31-2011, 01:13 AM
Ok. I was reading in the archives, and someone pointed out that they're not real MOINK balls unless they're store bought. I thought that seemed a little backwards, but what do I know? :noidea:

bigabyte
12-31-2011, 01:16 AM
Nah, you can make your own meatballs and they are still official MOINK. It's called the NOSKOS rule, which is now in effect globally, including the United States.

HOWEVER, If you stuff them, they are no longer MOINK. Since you wanted to make Moink however, then that should be fine. Just don't call them MOINK.

tish
12-31-2011, 01:18 AM
Ok, Chris. lol I'll bite. What's the NOSKOS rule? And what's the difference between a Moink and a MOINK? Something tells me I may regret asking. :roll:

SirPorkaLot
12-31-2011, 01:19 AM
Tish: Please review this thread (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showpost.php?p=953136&postcount=1)
Should answer all MOINK questions.
:thumb:

tish
12-31-2011, 01:32 AM
Ok. 100% beef, it is. BTW... Why did Neil get tossed off the plane for wearing blue jeans? I used to wear blue jeans all the time when I flew, and nobody ever said boo. :confused:

landarc
12-31-2011, 01:41 AM
maybe you look better than Big Mista in jeans.

Ron_L
12-31-2011, 09:57 AM
Ok. 100% beef, it is. BTW... Why did Neil get tossed off the plane for wearing blue jeans? I used to wear blue jeans all the time when I flew, and nobody ever said boo. :confused:

He was flying on an employee ticket and the airline considers anyone flying with an employee ticket to be on the job, and their employees aren't allowed to wear jeans on the job.

maybe you look better than Big Mista in jeans.

I've never met Tish, so that's possible, but Mista is a good looking man and can really rock a pair of jeans. :-P

NTTAWWT :shock:

BTW, Tish, The whole MOINK Ball thing was a lot of fun, and if you want to experience the original as Larry conceived of it, then use store bought meat balls and thin cut bacon. The bacon grease will soak into the meat balls as they cook and they really don't taste like store bought any more.

The NOSKOS rule was put in place to allow our international members to participate. Brother NOSKOS is from the Netherlands and they don't have pre-made meatballs there, so Larry allowed him to use home made and still qualify for MOINK certification. This was deemed the NOSKOS rule and spread to any place where pre-made meat balls were unavailable. Eventually this rule was made global.

landarc
12-31-2011, 11:57 AM
I have to say, I agree with Ron, Big Mista is a good looking man NTTAWWT :redface:

Also, I have had them with premade meatballs, actually made by BBQ Grail and they are terrific, not at all like premade meatballs. Before dismissing the premade route, give the traditional method a try. I also recommend thin cut bacon and a glaze of bbq sauce mixed with fruit jelly. I like cherry, but plum and grape work well too.

Phubar
12-31-2011, 12:05 PM
That's how we "roll" over here!:becky:


Ground beePh
Parmesan
Egg
Breadcrumbs
Garlic
Salt
Pepper
Milk
Oregano
Parsley

Ginger
12-31-2011, 05:02 PM
Hi Tish Honey!

I want to introduce myself... I'm Ginger (duh!). What you may not know is that I was the inspiration for the MOINK Ball. You can read the whole story on this site (http://thebbqgrail.com/2009/for-the-love-of-moink/). I was the waitress that my buddies Larry, Neal and Ron met that fateful day! I guess you could say that I am the Mother of all things MOINK! :becky:

These guys take their MOINK balls seriously, so don't go messin' with their balls :shock: :-P But you can make your own balls any way that you want! I'll support you! Us BBQ Gals have to stick together!

You MOINK, Girl!

:dancer:

expatpig
12-31-2011, 06:01 PM
Don't mess with Ginger!

Flat_Rate
12-31-2011, 06:03 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/aefcb222-94b3-1a0f.jpg

Just made em

martyleach
12-31-2011, 06:20 PM
Phu
that is almost exactly how I make my meatballs. The parmesan really kicks up the flavor!

That's how we "roll" over here!:becky:


Ground beePh
Parmesan
Egg
Breadcrumbs
Garlic
Salt
Pepper
Milk
Oregano
Parsley

Randbo
12-31-2011, 06:30 PM
The first time I made them I had to do it from scratch and they were good. I used store brought last time and they were too close to tell any difference. I won't hassle with making from scratch anymore.

bigabyte
12-31-2011, 09:29 PM
Hey Ginger, could you take a look at my balls and tell me if they taste good?

Ginger
12-31-2011, 11:38 PM
Hey Ginger, could you take a look at my balls and tell me if they taste good?

Oh Mr. Bigabyte... You've made me blush :redface:

But I'm confused. I know I'm not the smartest girl, but how can I tell if your balls taste good just by looking at them? :confused:

BBQ Bandit
12-31-2011, 11:53 PM
Hey Ginger, could you take a look at my balls and tell me if they taste good?

:tape::tape::tape:

tish
01-01-2012, 02:03 AM
You guys are crackin' me up! lmao

MoyMch
01-01-2012, 10:14 AM
I plan on making some MOINK balls today for a game day snack using Larry's original recipe and raspberry glaze.

DC-Q
01-01-2012, 10:53 AM
The first Moinks I made were home made. But then I was told they were supposed to be BOI's (Bought Out Item). I caved to the time saving BOI's. But, given the time, I'll take my own MB's. But I will say, they disappear fast either way.

BBQ Grail
01-01-2012, 09:54 PM
What are MOINK Balls?

bigabyte
01-01-2012, 09:55 PM
They're something this guy named trp1fox came up with. You should ask him.

martyleach
01-01-2012, 11:44 PM
I really think stuffing MOINK balls with something with a lot of flavor would be awesome! Heck, I don't know. How about a little anchovy rolled up in Romano cheese?

bigabyte
01-01-2012, 11:47 PM
I think they sound awesome too!:hungry: In fact, I may make some stuffed balls myself. But they wouldn't be MOINK!:heh:

And no, I am not a paid MOINK ambassador. Although I am working on squeezing some money out of this, someday.

martyleach
01-02-2012, 12:02 AM
Biggy
I am sorry, but the fun and lack of flavor of the plain MOINK ball is gone for me. It is just a simple meatball wrapped in bacon. Why does the name need to be copyrighted :) ? My mom made them for us when I was a little boy.

So, I am proposing and advocating for Trish, stuffed MOINK balls. It is a MOINK ball in its purest form to the letter stuffed with something. Therefore, it is a stuffed MOINK ball.

Is this OK? It is like a MOINK ball with some value add instead of just a meatball wrapped in bacon.

Sorry to put this in this thread but I do really enjoy adding and changing flavors in food and I really think Trish should have her chance.

Marty


I think they sound awesome too!:hungry: In fact, I may make some stuffed balls myself. But they wouldn't be MOINK!:heh:

And no, I am not a paid MOINK ambassador. Although I am working on squeezing some money out of this, someday.

tish
01-02-2012, 12:04 AM
I will be making MOINK balls pretty soon. I'll do the original version first, and then I'll make my own version. My recipe includes all the things Phubar listed, except I add ground pork and veal to the beef. Other than that, they're the same. My stuffing would be a mixture of spinach, onions, mushrooms, breadcrumbs, butter, and gruyere cheese. I think it might turn out very nicely... but first -- the original!! Gotta get MOINK ball certification!
:wink:

martyleach
01-02-2012, 12:08 AM
I will be making MOINK balls pretty soon. I'll do the original version first, and then I'll make my own version. My recipe includes all the things Phubar listed, except I add ground pork and veal to the beef. Other than that, they're the same. My stuffing would be a mixture of spinach, onions, mushrooms, breadcrumbs, butter, and gruyere cheese. I think it might turn out very nicely... but first -- the original!! Gotta get MOINK ball certification!
:wink:

Tish, sorry I kept saying Trish. I've know a Trish my whole life....

Phubar
01-02-2012, 01:08 AM
Yo Tish.....just make the balls however you want them to be and post them.

Phubar
01-02-2012, 02:44 AM
Are those balls done yet?:-P

tish
01-02-2012, 02:46 AM
Think they're over-done. :roll:

Ron_L
01-02-2012, 08:22 AM
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Phubar
01-02-2012, 08:57 AM
Tish...these were Padawan's Phreestyle MOINK balls from last saturday.
She seasoned it with salt,pepper and a Surinam soya based BBQ marinade.
Glazed with cranberry/kiwi/raspberry.....not your traditional MOINK but Padawan and I like to experiment...plus that we made enough of those traditional MOINKS allready.
Now...I think I'm gonna make a stuPhed Phatty just to tick Ron_L off...:roll:


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LM600
01-02-2012, 01:39 PM
Here's some Moink pron with some ABT's doing the fluffing honours...

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tish
01-02-2012, 04:37 PM
Wow! They all look really good! Experimentation is a good thing! :-D

landarc
01-02-2012, 05:44 PM
I have been giving this post some though, especially since there had to be a scrubbing once already, and some friends don't buy the whole MOINK thing, but, I really do believe that once you add pork or chicken and/or stuff with cheese or something else, they are no longer MOINK balls. Like him or not (and I do consider Larry a friend) Larry coined the term and it is meant to be all-beef meatballs wrapped in pork bacon. Why does the term need to be taken away from someone who has coined it because most of us choose to experiment.

For clarity, I am not MOINK certified, never saw a need, I don't often make MOINK balls, I do make bacon wrapped meatballs from time to time, as well as MOINK balls from time to time. I just find it odd that so many want to call them MOINK, but, choose not to play along with the description. OH well, maybe I will go bake a pork butt and call it BBQ cause it works better for me today, I hate being constrained by labels.

tish
01-02-2012, 05:50 PM
I have been giving this post some though, especially since there had to be a scrubbing once already, and some friends don't buy the whole MOINK thing, but, I really do believe that once you add pork or chicken and/or stuff with cheese or something else, they are no longer MOINK balls. Like him or not (and I do consider Larry a friend) Larry coined the term and it is meant to be all-beef meatballs wrapped in pork bacon. Why does the term need to be taken away from someone who has coined it because most of us choose to experiment.

For clarity, I am not MOINK certified, never saw a need, I don't often make MOINK balls, I do make bacon wrapped meatballs from time to time, as well as MOINK balls from time to time. I just find it odd that so many want to call them MOINK, but, choose not to play along with the description. OH well, maybe I will go bake a pork butt and call it BBQ cause it works better for me today, I hate being constrained by labels.

I have no problem whatever calling 'em whatever you'd like me to call 'em. Makes no difference to me. And as far as being certified is concerned, I had no idea it was no longer being done. I thought it was something that I was supposed to do. Certainly not necessary for me, as long as I can be one of the Brethren without it.

tortaboy
01-02-2012, 05:53 PM
Mighty Landarc,

I like your perspective...up to a point.

How the heck does who is "friends" with who, or who "likes" who come into play at all?

It shouldn't.

The problems come from some silly minor cliques that occur within the Brethen.

There...I said it.

We all love cooking and appreciate bbq. THAT should be all that matters.

Instead of certain people watching out for other people...How about we all respect and look out for each other.

toadhunter911
01-02-2012, 06:30 PM
What is this MOINK certification you all talk about?

landarc
01-02-2012, 06:33 PM
Torta, I would agree with you and generally do. It does matter though, and before you go too far with the clique thing, I defy you to show one time where I have not been universally and openly helpful to anyone genuinely asking for help. I give all of my recipes with no hesitation, post details about my cooks, give away knowledge, much of which I earned or paid for at great cost, there has, to my recollection, been nothing I did not give freely where I could. I am not a part of a clique, I am a member of this forum and have given my all to it.

I added that part about my friendship with Larry, because, many folks here know I am friends with him. WhenI first came here, Larry Gaian and Dan Chambers were the first two people to reach out to me and act as true friends to me, so yes, they have my absolute loyalty, I will stand with them as my friends. I disagree with just about every shred of their politics, but, I will stand with them, and if it matters to them, it matters to me. It isn;t about cliques, it is about personal friendships.

My opinion is true to how I stated it, in spite of my friendship with Larry. It comes not from here, but, from the world of plant hybridization and variety develpment, still, it holds true here. Call it what you will, abridge the name if you like, but, let's not flame when someone corrects the usage. I don't call meat braised in a crock pot BBQ. What's in a name? A lot.

landarc
01-02-2012, 06:36 PM
MOINK certification has to do with a process at one time, where The BBQ Grail offered certificates to anyone who made a batch of MOINK balls according to a set of rules, and posted pictures of the process. It turned into a problem and was discontinued.

tish
01-02-2012, 06:42 PM
Landarc, I think it's just laziness, at least for me, in calling them Moink balls. It's easier than saying a bacon wrapped meatball. Now that I know the difference, it's no problem to use the lower case spelling because that's just as easy. If I was making them the traditional way, I'd call them MOINKS. But if I was making them with three different types of ground meat, stuffing them, sticking the feathers from a bird of plumage in them, or whatever, it's just easier to call them Moink balls because people would know that it meant a bacon wrapped meatball with some kind of modifications. Would that be alright? And I don't think anyone here will doubt how generous you are with your knowledge or friendship. You are one of the first people who reached out to me with all kinds of help and advice, and I appreciated it very much. You're one of the good guys, no argument there. :wink:

gtr
01-02-2012, 06:42 PM
Anyhoo, try cutting a sweet sauce like Blues Hog original with jalapeno, habanero - whatever kinda hot pepper jelly you want - and glazing yer balls with that - you'll be the hit of the party!

tish
01-02-2012, 06:46 PM
Thanks, gtr! I do intend to try the jelly thing. It sounds delicious. :wink:

tortaboy
01-02-2012, 06:59 PM
Torta, I would agree with you and generally do. It does matter though, and before you go too far with the clique thing, I defy you to show one time where I have not been universally and openly helpful to anyone genuinely asking for help. I give all of my recipes with no hesitation, post details about my cooks, give away knowledge, much of which I earned or paid for at great cost, there has, to my recollection, been nothing I did not give freely where I could. I am not a part of a clique, I am a member of this forum and have given my all to it.

I added that part about my friendship with Larry, because, many folks here know I am friends with him. WhenI first came here, Larry Gaian and Dan Chambers were the first two people to reach out to me and act as true friends to me, so yes, they have my absolute loyalty, I will stand with them as my friends. I disagree with just about every shred of their politics, but, I will stand with them, and if it matters to them, it matters to me. It isn;t about cliques, it is about personal friendships.

My opinion is true to how I stated it, in spite of my friendship with Larry. It comes not from here, but, from the world of plant hybridization and variety develpment, still, it holds true here. Call it what you will, abridge the name if you like, but, let's not flame when someone corrects the usage. I don't call meat braised in a crock pot BBQ. What's in a name? A lot.

Landarc,

My post was not directed at anything negative you had done....at all.

It's great that you are friends with Larry and tons of others...that's what it's all about.

The fact that your opinion is true as you stated it is all that really matters....regardless of who your friends are.

Nothing wrong with differences of opinions....they are healthy. This thread did not fall apart due to simple differences of opinions...it fell apart due to some unhealthy "dynamics", and brethen being disrespectful to each other.

My New Years wish is that we all try and be a little nicer to each other....At the very least, that we respect each other.

Whether we're talking Moinks or ANYTHING else.

Stepping down now.

MilitantSquatter
01-02-2012, 07:21 PM
Mod Request - Please keep all future posts in this thead about meatballs, in whatever form... anything else, please use PM.

Thanks

BobBrisket
01-02-2012, 08:37 PM
I prefer the term Bacon Balls. Afterall, it's the BACON that makes them. I've tried the frozen ones, and they are okay in a pinch, but a homemade recipe always tastes best. One thing I recommend is some type of Simply Marvelous Rub whichever way you decide to go and some Blue's Hog sauce.

Bob

On a Mod Note: These messes are getting tiresome. :tsk:

Bob

MilitantSquatter
01-02-2012, 08:47 PM
I prefer the term Bacon Balls. Afterall, it's the BACON that makes them. I've tried the frozen ones, and they are okay in a pinch, but a homemade recipe always tastes best. One thing I recommend is some type of Simply Marvelous Rub whichever way you decide to go and some Blue's Hog sauce.

Bob

On a Mod Note: These messes are getting tiresome. :tsk:

Bob



Bob - Since we're talking meat again... I'm hoping you'll try my muffin pan moinkball pops that I told you and Ronelle about.. There not actual balls though... I use leftover ice cream sticks (not toothpicks), dip the stick in leftover bacon grease, the wrap stick in bacon and then shove that into the meatball (or is it meatloaf) ?

good stuff !!

gtr
01-02-2012, 08:51 PM
Oh. I guess I should put this away then.

Peyton Place (1957) - Main Title - Franz Waxman - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QPkHx2jroQ&feature=related)

Al Czervik
01-02-2012, 09:13 PM
Tish... Let me put a little different spin on this thread and give you the heads up on what not to make... :tsk:

SPOINKS!

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=55826&d=1311820602

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=55827&d=1311820602

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=55828&d=1311820602

Unless you want a Zero in a Throwdown, or see the neighbor's dog do this after eating them. :heh:

http://www.cybersalt.org/images/stories/cleanlaugh/dogs/dogsprinkler.jpg

BobBrisket
01-02-2012, 09:16 PM
Bob - Since we're talking meat again... I'm hoping you'll try my muffin pan moinkball pops that I told you and Ronelle about.. There not actual balls though... I use leftover ice cream sticks (not toothpicks), dip the stick in leftover bacon grease, the wrap stick in bacon and then shove that into the meatball (or is it meatloaf) ?

good stuff !!

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=22&pictureid=1351
Like I said, a homemade recipe can't be beat. Especially, in 1lb portions. This one violated all sorts of moink rules, but DAMN was it good. Hence, the BACON BALL! By the way, this one was stuffed with crushed Cheetos! Major rules violation, but it OOOOZZZED orange cheeziness!
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=59591&highlight=moink
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=22&pictureid=1352
Vinny, I'm liking the bacon wrapped popsicle stick idea.......that poor little toothpick is doing all it can to hold it all in!
So what would we call a Bacon Ball made in a Muffin Pan?

Bob

BobBrisket
01-02-2012, 09:19 PM
Tish... Let me put a little different spin on this thread and give you the heads up on what not to make... :tsk:

SPOINKS!

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=55826&d=1311820602

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=55827&d=1311820602

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=55828&d=1311820602

Unless you want a Zero in a Throwdown, or see the neighbor's dog do this after eating them. :heh:

http://www.cybersalt.org/images/stories/cleanlaugh/dogs/dogsprinkler.jpg

That's cause you used Spam LITE! Even dogs know that if your gonna eat SPAM, use the full strength version! So that would be a Spoink. All oink, no moo!

BobBrisket
01-03-2012, 12:36 AM
Some Ball history for you........good reads. At one point Moink was acceptable, then it wasn't. Then a compromise was made and all BEEF/homemade balls were acceptable. All of a sudden they became officially licensed like NFL gear. Then it got really confusing when Moink became MOINK. Maybe for 2012 we need a new name and guidelines for them? I just go with some bacon, some meat, some ball and hope it turns out okay. These Moink threads are so volatile!
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=52646&highlight=bacon+meatball
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=51897


Vinney - SO confused - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29BoqCMRBFk)

I'm so CONFUSED!:wink:

Bobarino

martyleach
01-03-2012, 12:52 AM
So I have been watching this thread and hoping Tish still likes this Forum over all the ranting that has been going on.... and I have decided to remove MOINK, moink and all derivations therof, from my vocabulary. Whenever the word or something close to it is used, we have a member jump forward and criticize. So, it is done. Whenever I make the boring version of a meatball wrapped in bacon, I will call it a BORINGBALL.

That is my compromise (I am married, so I know how to do that).

So, I am now anxious to make some stuffed, flavorful BORINGBALLS...

Groundhog66
01-03-2012, 12:59 AM
Perhaps we should start a BORINGBALLS appreciation thread :icon_shy

BobBrisket
01-03-2012, 01:05 AM
I wouldn't call em boring. But maybe we just need to expand the horizon of what we know an original moink ball to be. Think of fattys! The possibilities are endless there. Sometimes simple is good, but you gotta love the creativity that cooking presents. Plus, what a better place to showcase your creativity than on this forum.

Maybe a fatty/ball hybrid?

caseydog
01-03-2012, 01:09 AM
I am somewhat passionate about the sanctity of the MOINK ball, but I also take a lot of liberties with them. I have my SWOINK balls, which are IKEA Swedish Meatballs wrapped in bacon and grilled/smoked. I plan on doing some GOINK balls (Gobble and Oink) with Turkey meatballs and bacon. I may even stuff some meatballs, wrap them in bacon, and make stuffed MOINK-like balls -- STOINK balls???.

It's all kind of fun to talk smack with my brethren, but the bottom line is, if it tastes good, EAT IT!

BTW, I made a big batch of traditional MOINK balls for NYE, and they disappeared. Seriously, I put them on a plate, and within two minutes, they were gone. I have personally gotten a little bit bored with the basic MOINK, but people who have never had one go nuts for them.

I may even make some Nacho MOINK Balls -- or is that MOINK Ball Nachos? Gore has me so confused. :confused:

CD

tish
01-03-2012, 01:11 AM
But isn't the reason fatties have endless possibilities because people stuff them with all sorts of things? :confused:

tish
01-03-2012, 01:13 AM
And CD, I'm pretty sure they'd be nacho Moink balls. lol

martyleach
01-03-2012, 01:15 AM
I wouldn't call em boring. But maybe we just need to expand the horizon of what we know an original moink ball to be. Think of fattys! The possibilities are endless there.

Maybe a fatty/ball hybrid?


Side note:
You are a great Mod and I really appreciate what you guys do on this forum. What a tough, largely unappreciated job you people have to slog through.
The Mods are what differentiate this forum and make it awesome. Thanks so much even though sometimes I step over the line!

Back to the issue at hand.
So, how about I declare that monk's balls, no caps, to be anything meatball wrapped in bacon? Would that offend anyone?

BobBrisket
01-03-2012, 01:18 AM
But isn't the reason fatties have endless possibilities because people stuff them with all sorts of things? :confused:


That's the point, endless possibilities for moinks and Fattys. Stuffed, unstuffed. Turkey. Swedish balls. Nachoinks! OMG. Did I just create a new name for a new Brethren Dish? :clap2: SEEEEEE, aren't possibilites FUN!!! Let's not forget the burnt end versions that one of our members created! Burnt ends warpped in bacon. I'll call those..........TASTY! I wish I could remember who made those.

Bob

Groundhog66
01-03-2012, 01:22 AM
Side note:
You are a great Mod and I really appreciate what you guys do on this forum. What a tough, largely unappreciated job you people have to slog through.
The Mods are what differentiate this forum and make it awesome. Thanks so much even though sometimes I step over the line!

Back to the issue at hand.
So, how about I declare that monk's balls, no caps, to be anything meatball wrapped in bacon? Would that offend anyone?


What a kisssss assssssssss :becky:

tish
01-03-2012, 01:25 AM
Tim... you need to put yourself in the Penalty Box! lol Another incorrigible finds a home! :roll:

BobBrisket
01-03-2012, 01:27 AM
Meatballs in Spanish are called Albondigas. If you have ever had Caldo de Albondigas, meatball soup, it's GOOD stuff. It would be awesome to take those flavors and put them into the meatball and then wrap in bacon and smoke em. Alboinks!
http://www.food.com/recipe/Caldo-De-Albondigas-190298

Here's a decent recipe for the soup. Imagine dropping in some smoked, bacon wrapped meatballs into that soup?

Good Stuff!

Bob

tish
01-03-2012, 01:30 AM
Sounds delicious! Yes, I'd try that. :thumb:

Groundhog66
01-03-2012, 01:37 AM
Tim... you need to put yourself in the Penalty Box! lol Another incorrigible finds a home! :roll:

I live in a penalty box...:becky:

BobBrisket
01-03-2012, 01:41 AM
What a kisssss assssssssss :becky:

Now, now Tim! I've got a cheek for you too!...............:becky: :butt::eyebrows: :kiss: (All within a good sense of humor of course!)

Bob

Come on folks, back to the Making Moinks New Again! What are some other ideas! Any Asian Cuisine ideas? How bout some Southern inspired ideas!

R2Egg2Q
01-03-2012, 03:19 AM
Personally I refer to MOINKs only as all-beef meatballs wrapped in bacon as it is easy for me to explain as "MOO" + "OINK". I don't have a problem with introducing other ingredients but then it seems like another sound should be added or simply call them "bacon wrapped meatballs" or "bacon wrapped meatballs stuffed with..." as it'd end up being explained anyway.

On the other hand, there are other foods/dishes with names that have really little to do with the ingredients. ABT? There's likely no buffalo in them and certainly no turds!

Maybe a more flexible usage of "Moink" is inevitable but what do I know?

On a lighter note...


So, how about I declare that monk's balls, no caps, to be anything meatball wrapped in bacon? Would that offend anyone?

I think some monks might be offended. :heh:

Phubar
01-03-2012, 03:27 AM
So I have been watching this thread and hoping Tish still likes this Forum over all the ranting that has been going on....


Oh yeah...she now moved in with those Pharkers in the Penalty Box...looks like she's enjoying herselPhs.

tish
01-03-2012, 09:38 AM
Tish loves this forum... AND those Pharkers in the Penalty Box! :wink:

Gore
01-03-2012, 10:11 AM
Just a senseless point that probably nobody cares about. "Moink" is a word that has been invented countless times over the decades to describe food that has combined beef and pork. It has been used in many families and many groups of friends. This has been mentioned in previous posts and can be found all over the internet. The very specific "MOINK" (note all caps) was invented by one of our Brethren and refers to a special moink with very specific characteristics. It is special and has special properties and to some degree has achieved sacred status. If you want to stuff a moinkball with spinach or even toffee, go ahead, it is still a moinkball so long as it has the two crucial ingredients. However, if you think you can do this to a MOINK and have it remain a MOINK, then that is where the problem arises.

In sum: A MOINK is a moink, but a moink may not be a MOINK.

As a side note, with the certification process dead now for many months, there is no legitimate means to determine whether a moink actually is a MOINK. As such, I believe MOINKs to be an extinct food item. There have been various sightings of MOINKs in posts, but nothing has actually been verified.

Phubar
01-03-2012, 10:36 AM
In sum: A MOINK is a moink, but a moink may not be a MOINK.


LOL!:thumb:

gtr
01-03-2012, 10:54 AM
All I know is when people eat bacon wrapped meatballs that have been rubbed, smoked and glazed, they lose their farking minds and it's as though they're just now discovering food.

bigabyte
01-03-2012, 11:04 AM
I wouldn't worry about trying to come up with a new name for them. A poll was posted over 3 years ago to clear up the issue of what to name them...
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=52591
..but even with an overwhelming majority picking a name, they never used it. I don't expect any name picked today to come out any different. People have the name moink on the brain for some reason.

Ron_L
01-03-2012, 11:22 AM
All I know is when people eat bacon wrapped meatballs that have been rubbed, smoked and glazed, they lose their farking minds and it's as though they're just now discovering food.

Maybe it's the nitrates/nitrites in the bacon? Someone should do a study to see if other foods that include bacon have the same effect :-D

tony69
01-03-2012, 11:22 AM
Fark! I wanted that sought after certification! I didn't know it was dead, why did I even make them? j/k I make some supposedly official one for a Christmas party a couple weeks back & they were a hit.:hungry: I think bacon is what draws everyone in, everything is good with bacon isn't it? Not to mention it is so damned expensive nowadays, you almost have to take out a loan to buy more than a pound or two. :mad2:

Note to self: don't use cheap crappy bacon, it is a bigger PITA than its worth! Now I want a MOINK or 10. :tsk:

Also, has anyone ever stuffed a Fatty with MOINKS? Hmmm, might have to that a whirl after payday. Sounds like a good experiment for my poker party in a couple weeks. :noidea:

Groundhog66
01-03-2012, 11:28 AM
Now, now Tim! I've got a cheek for you too!...............:becky: :butt::eyebrows: :kiss: (All within a good sense of humor of course!)

Bob


:loco:


Maybe a more flexible usage of "Moink" is inevitable but what do I know?




Now John, what fun would that be? :wink:

Gore
01-03-2012, 11:35 AM
I think "Moink" has always had a very flexible usage.

These are my last ever MOINKs. I might still make some moinks though.

http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt211/gvideen/IMG_4311-1.jpg

bigabyte
01-03-2012, 11:42 AM
I think "Moink" has always had a very flexible usage.
Yeah, but then when someone points out that it is Moink and not MOINK, well, all hell breaks loose.

Gore
01-03-2012, 11:48 AM
Or MOINK and not moink. :becky: We are the sharks and the jets all over again.

tish
01-03-2012, 11:49 AM
Gore, I've got to send that photo to my son. He'll go crazy. lol He'll probably ask for your address so he can go move in with you. :wink:

martyleach
01-03-2012, 09:35 PM
THE MOINK IS DEAD!!! Long live the moink!

MilitantSquatter
01-03-2012, 09:45 PM
I had a moink once that Poobah made (actually I ate two of them)... I never understood the fascination, just like the fatty and ABT etc.. :confused:

Novelties perhaps but not something I'd ever go out of my way to make for the sake of eating.

But I'm just a lowly, underpaid mod. :wink:

Groundhog66
01-03-2012, 09:45 PM
THE MOINK IS DEAD!!! Long live the moink!


Marty, you sir are a troublemaker :tsk:

landarc
01-05-2012, 12:43 AM
...
But I'm just a lowly, underpaid mod. :wink:
How can someone who works for free be underpaid, when the job description is that you do not get paid? Does this mean you are paying to be a moderator?


I know, I pushed far enough in this thread already, just noticed that and had to ask.