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KnucklHed BBQ
11-10-2010, 01:26 PM
My inspiration:
I wanted a fried something that even the most hardcore namby-pamby tree hugger could embrace… and then come back for seconds!
And someone had to do it… I don’t think anyone thought it would be me though.
I submit to you – The McRiggplant!!
I was very fortunate to receive a eggplant tree from Guerry last year and I had a bumper crop!! This is the last one of the season. As you can see, the color on it is a nice deep rich purple and its foil cap is fully developed (I think this might have been a cross bred plant with Bigabyte’s foil hat tree)
http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae133/knucklhedbbq/IMG_1552.jpg
After getting the tough vine cut and the purple orb down, I got to the prep work.
http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae133/knucklhedbbq/IMG_1553.jpg
First I had to en-bone the eggplant slab – not an easy task! McD’s must have some high tech en-ribbing machines to get all of their McRib patties looking so good!
http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae133/knucklhedbbq/IMG_1556.jpg
I wanted this sucker to have all of the authentic BBQ flavor that the McRib has, so of course I broke out the secret weapon – Locked and Loaded!
http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae133/knucklhedbbq/IMG_1557.jpg
I gave it a seasoned flour dredge
http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae133/knucklhedbbq/IMG_1559.jpg
Then the panko crumbs.
I forgot to get a picture showing that I had packed chopped up bacon pieces in between the ribs… you can see some bits if you look closely.
I knew Grail would be looking for a well executed example of the bacon crutch - yer welcome!! :thumb:

http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae133/knucklhedbbq/IMG_1562.jpg

And a light shake of some rub…
http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae133/knucklhedbbq/IMG_1564.jpg
I knew that this meal would not be complete without a fried side and I remember BlkJeep producing some killer lookin eggplant fries a while back – I couldn’t think of a better accomplice to this crime than tempura eggplant fries.
http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae133/knucklhedbbq/IMG_1586.jpg
And then the McRiggplant hits the oil
http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae133/knucklhedbbq/IMG_1588.jpg
There’s no way that just a bun and plain old pickles would be good enough for a real tree hugger, so sliced English cucumber and tempura wheat grass was chosen to accompany the traditional onion & sauce in a lettuce wrap … of course this little bit of Peace on Earth would only be served nestled in its own bed of wheat grass!
http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae133/knucklhedbbq/IMG_1617.jpg

Alright, so that pushed the limits of my touchy-feely side… I needed something with power & machismo, something that would kick you in the gut and make you beg for more… I needed BACON!!!!
Oh, and I had some eggplant left so it was back to the en-ribbing process.
This time it was the bacon weave, rubbed & sauced eggplant rib.
http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae133/knucklhedbbq/IMG_1626.jpg

And onto the kettle for some apple smoke.
http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae133/knucklhedbbq/IMG_1628.jpg

http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae133/knucklhedbbq/IMG_1633.jpg
I made some bacon fries to go with it, but chose to fry those in the kitchen since the kettle was in use and I was a bit worried that the popping & spattering bacon might catch fire on the kettle – so no pics of those being made.
I also fried the bacon wrapped rib patty in the skillet after smoking to get it crisped up a bit – no pics of that either :rolleyes:

More sauce, onion, pickle and soft roll with bacon fries on the side...
I give you The Egg P McBacon!!!
http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae133/knucklhedbbq/IMG_1640.jpg
The proof that I ate it…
http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae133/knucklhedbbq/IMG_1641.jpg


Thanks for looking!

feltrider99
11-10-2010, 01:46 PM
That looks pretty tasty. I'd go for one of those!

bigabyte
11-10-2010, 01:50 PM
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Smokey Al Gold
11-10-2010, 01:55 PM
I don't even know what to say....

devious
11-10-2010, 02:00 PM
^^^^ditto

chambersuac
11-10-2010, 02:01 PM
ummm....ummmm.....oh never mind...

Gore
11-10-2010, 02:20 PM
I know what to say: Bacon and eggplant go great together! I want one!

deguerre
11-10-2010, 02:33 PM
Cabin Fever already set in up there in Montana eh?




Keep the Sea Urchin thingie but I'll take a bacon one.

FamilyManBBQ
11-10-2010, 02:38 PM
:shocked::shocked::shocked:

Alan in Ga
11-10-2010, 03:24 PM
Looks FANTASTIC I'll take two

Jonny Rotisserie
11-10-2010, 03:26 PM
I felt like I just went on an eggplant acid trip. WTF is wheat grass?? And is it really meant for human consumption termpura-ated or not? I have to second Deguerre's questions about cabin fever.

Seriously though, I'd hit either one of those sammiches right now. They look tasty! Although your "proof of consumption" picture seemed to have only showed a few crumbs missing which made me nervous. We'll see if Micky D's goes for a McRib modification next year.

--Jonny Rotisserie

Southern Home Boy
11-10-2010, 03:31 PM
:shock: Dude..... that ain't right... s'all I'm gonna say.... :tsk:

Gore
11-10-2010, 03:41 PM
I definitely want one of the those trees. Don't tell me you have a bacon tree too. I'll be moving to Montana!

Grillman
11-10-2010, 03:53 PM
That looks real.

landarc
11-10-2010, 05:21 PM
I am impressed, I am not sure in what manner I am impressed, but, I remain impressed.

BigButzBBQ
11-10-2010, 05:37 PM
:shock: um.... :shock: :shock: So.... you got a job that allows you too much time to think, like me? :laugh:

lionhrt
11-10-2010, 05:46 PM
Wow I didn`t know Eggplants were grown with the produce sticker on them I thought they put those on after harvest. I sure wouldnt mind trying the bacon wrapped sammie

Johnny_Crunch
11-10-2010, 06:07 PM
wow, some very nice handy work and creativity. Thanks for sharing.

KnucklHed BBQ
11-10-2010, 06:08 PM
That looks pretty tasty. I'd go for one of those!

Looks FANTASTIC I'll take two

Ya'll got the part about it having eggplant in it right?? :crazy:

I definitely want one of the those trees. Don't tell me you have a bacon tree too. I'll be moving to Montana!

Sorry, no bacon trees... just "fruits de sty" trees. :thumb:

I am impressed, I am not sure in what manner I am impressed, but, I remain impressed.

I do what I can.

:shock: um.... :shock: :shock: So.... you got a job that allows you too much time to think, like me? :laugh:

Umm, exactly what part of entering a McRib TD with eggplant suggests that I was thinking? :confused:

Wow I didn`t know Eggplants were grown with the produce sticker on them I thought they put those on after harvest. I sure wouldnt mind trying the bacon wrapped sammie

Yeah this tree is really good at growing stuff - even puts foil hats on em to keep out the gubmint. :wink:

Grabnabber
11-10-2010, 06:49 PM
I feel kinda dirty looking at this because.... it's so wrooooong! (but it feels so right- I'd hit that in a heartbeat!)

This is NUTS! Three of these, dude! :thumb::thumb::thumb:

Gore
11-10-2010, 07:33 PM
Those aren't fruit trees growing in the sty are they?

NorthwestBBQ
11-10-2010, 07:39 PM
Ryan, you are baliw (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/baliw). :-P

KnucklHed BBQ
11-10-2010, 07:43 PM
I jus' give em what they want... Turns out they want eggplant :laugh:

Ron_L
11-10-2010, 08:53 PM
I'm amazed that the whole farking thing didn't explode! I mean, you have healthy stuff (I think) like wheat grass and fried stuff all on the same plate. It should have taken out the whole state like matter and anti matter! DON"T CROSS THE FARKING BEAMS!

leanza
11-10-2010, 09:34 PM
Ryan, your thread confirms your only a step away from GC of something.

NorthwestBBQ
11-10-2010, 09:48 PM
DON"T CROSS THE FARKING BEAMS!

"Don't cross the streams" :heh:

KnucklHed BBQ
11-10-2010, 11:38 PM
I'm amazed that the whole farking thing didn't explode! I mean, you have healthy stuff (I think) like wheat grass and fried stuff all on the same plate. It should have taken out the whole state like matter and anti matter! DON"T CROSS THE FARKING BEAMS!

I have a Phlux capacitor that allows me to alter the space time con-tin-you-umm at will. Gore gave it to me (Phubar helped make it when they were in that place they went to together) but said not to tell anyone. D'oh!! :doh::doh::doh:

Ryan, you are baliw (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/baliw). :-P

Crazy! Pssshhhh! Puh-Leeeeze! Even crazy people don't have this much fun! :clap2::clap2::clap2::clap2::clap2::clap2::clap2:

Ryan, your thread confirms your only a step away from GC of something.

Lets be clear Tom... are you saying that I should be committed? Like grandma kind of committed?? Or was that convicted... couldn't tell exactly what GC was supposed to mean, Get Committed or Get Convicted... I think you're crossing the BEAMS!!!!







Gopher Chunkin'? Nahhh... Chunkin' Punkins is waaaay crazier... :crazy:

Mitch
11-11-2010, 06:56 AM
????? I could never think of something like that!

Gore
11-11-2010, 09:07 AM
Oh, I meant to compliment you on your cutting skills. It's not easy to carve an eggplant so precisely -- and don't ask me how I know that. :crazy:

I think I got my smilie right this time. You can see how I might get them confused. :wink:

Jonny Rotisserie
11-11-2010, 11:20 AM
Oh, I meant to compliment you on your cutting skills.

Gore, if you are a closet butchery-file like Knuckelhed, you should consider coming to check out this event next year which SmokeJumper wrote this writeup about:

http://intotheflames.com/?p=1991
http://www.artofthebutcher.com/

There is a strong likelihood you would see me and him both there. It could be a great place to demonstrate both your eggplant carving skills and your mastery at using all parts of the bacon.

--Jonny Rotisserie

Gore
11-11-2010, 11:30 AM
Gore, if you are a closet butchery-file like Knuckelhed, you should consider coming to check out this event next year which SmokeJumper wrote this writeup about:

http://intotheflames.com/?p=1991
http://www.artofthebutcher.com/

There is a strong likelihood you would see me and him both there. It could be a great place to demonstrate both your eggplant carving skills and your mastery at using all parts of the bacon.

--Jonny Rotisserie

Thanks Jonny, I actually read that on Rob's site (twice, in fact :roll:). I'm not a butchery-file like Ryan, but I have taken a knife to an eggplant on more than one occasion. :icon_blush: I'd love to attend that event, but don't get out to that coast very often. Will have to look for an excuse next year.

Jonny Rotisserie
11-11-2010, 12:27 PM
Gore, nothing quite says "taking the wife on vacation" like Napa Valley. . .







...(and stopping to see a bunch of crucified pig corpses) :mod:

Jonny Rotisserie
11-11-2010, 12:43 PM
"oh Honey, I had NO idea this would be going on here!" :icon_blush::clap2:

cowgirl
11-11-2010, 01:04 PM
lol Great job Ryan! :-D

Gore
11-11-2010, 01:13 PM
"oh Honey, I had NO idea this would be going on here!" :icon_blush::clap2:

I already showed her those pics a few weeks ago. I really thought she'd be interested, ... but....

KnucklHed BBQ
11-11-2010, 08:09 PM
????? I could never think of something like that!

If you started buying eggplant maybe you would... :crazy:

lol Great job Ryan! :-D

Thanks Jeanie! The lettuce wrapped thingamajig actually tasted better than the ... I had better stop before I say something that upsets someone.

KnucklHed BBQ
05-07-2019, 02:18 PM
This thread is in need of a SERIOUS BUMP! :razz:

creek bottom
05-07-2019, 02:39 PM
That is definitely, umm, interesting... :laugh::laugh::laugh:

jermoQ
05-07-2019, 03:07 PM
I cant see pictures but it sounds like it would have been a good eat. I like bacon and I like eggplant.

I just saw the pictures...that was a lot of work, but it looks delicious! :thumb:

cowgirl
05-07-2019, 03:22 PM
Time to make another one Ryan! :laugh::thumb:

BillN
05-07-2019, 03:48 PM
Hey I'm down for a couple of those with a XL order of bacon fries...

KnucklHed BBQ
05-07-2019, 05:05 PM
I cant see pictures but it sounds like it would have been a good eat. I like bacon and I like eggplant.

Photos showing up for everyone else?