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Carnitas?

WJSWJS Posts: 54
edited 8:40AM in EggHead Forum

I was thinking of trying to make some carnitas on the BGE. Has anybody tried this? My wife says that pork butts are on sale, and I wanted to try something different. Seems like somebody mentioned this awhile back, but I can't remember the details.[p]I figured a long, slow smoke (the easy part), but I'm not sure on the spices. [p]Thanks in advance for any ideas.

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  • RhumAndJerkRhumAndJerk Posts: 1,506
    WJS,
    Here is a recipe that was posted about a month ago from one of Eggers in the Southwest. Peggy said that this was something that she cooks often in the oven and it turned out great on the egg.[p]There are so many things on my To Try List.[p]Hope this helps,
    RhumAndJerk[p]

    [ul][li]Carne Adobadas[/ul]
  • WJS,[p]I may be wrong but when I order carnitas at restaurants it is always "fried" cubes of pork. Crunchy on the outside and moist but still chewy on the inside. I have always figured they do this in a skillet and probably in pork fat.[p]Is this the same carnitas dish that you are speaking of ?[p]Of course there are beans and rice and a vegitable on the side with tortillas but for the most part I thought that this cubed, fried pork was carnitas. [p]Happy Egging... BB

  • RhumAndJerk,Since this dish was uncovered in the egg did you have to add much extra fluid?

  • RhumAndJerkRhumAndJerk Posts: 1,506
    Q-BALL,
    I am sorry, but I have not cooked this recipe yet.
    I have included a link to the original post and discussion.[p]Hope this helps,
    RhumAndJerk[p]

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