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XL full of Moinks

Frank from HoumaFrank from Houma Posts: 5,755
edited 3:16PM in EggHead Forum
Had a small church gathering to attend last night and brought an appetizer.

Decided to make my own meatballs. Store was out of ground pork so used breakfast sausage
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Added couple T of Hoockie Mama, some garlic, chopped green onion, and two eggs
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I had partially cooked the bacon in the microwave and had four paper towels and a paper plate soaked with bacon grease - used them to light the XL B)
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In the smoke with a little pecan
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Sauced with Sweet Baby Rays
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They went pretty fast
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Comments

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,431
    Frank I will ask you the same thing I just ask Mike. Have you used pecan shells like Salt Lick?
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Haven't tried them Mickey
  • Beanie-BeanBeanie-Bean Posts: 3,092
    Those look good, Frank! I really like the idea of reusing the paper towels to light the egg--not sure if that's work in my case, because I use a MAPP gas torch to light the lump. Plus, I could just see my wife rolling her eyes at me when I'd ask her not to throw away the bacon plate/paper towels...
  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,432
    The moinks look great! Perfect finger food for a Christmas gathering.
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Frank, Nice job!! I could put some of those back this morning!
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
  • That's a lot of moink balls Frank! They look yummy, no wonder they went fast. :)
  • Yeah Mike - I normally use a weed burner. my bride normally looks at me as if I'm crazy but if I asked her to save oil soaked towels she would know I went over the edge. :ermm:

    Only did it because I had them left over from crisping the bacon in the microwave.
  • All,

    I had a couple lessons learned

    I wanted to get the bacon crispy and sauce the moinks when they hit 130-135 so they would end up closer to 140.

    Par cooking the bacon in the microwave made some of the ends crispy and difficult to wrap. The meatballs cooked much faster than I thought and the bacon still didn't crisp up enough for my taste.

    I know the normal practice is to use precooked frozen meatballs. Issue: Difficult to push a skewer through a frozen meatball so you have to let them thaw a bit and then they are waaaayyyy overcooked to crisp up the bacon.

    I think next time I will skewer the bacon in a circle on the skewer, put them on the egg and get them real crispy, then form the meatball in the bacon.

    With all that said they were mightyfine. :)
  • i made moinks also last night. precooked meatballs, thawed them out, wrapped each in a half a piese of bacon.
    Cooked indirect at 350 for a 75 minutes. On quite a few the bacon was burnt so, the kids got those. took the rest to the party and it was the only appetizer that was gone at the end of the night.

    I used some dizzy pig on the meatballs before wrapping and some tennesse whisky based BBQ sauce, I will probably not use the dizzy dust (or less) and watch the bacon a little better.

    hard to do in the dark, going to get one of those head mounted lights from Harbor Freight.!
    XL   Walled Lake, MI

  • thechief96thechief96 Posts: 1,908
    Those look pretty good. What if you made the meatball a little bigger? Do you think the bacon would crisp then?
    Dave San Jose, CA The Duke of Loney
  • FluffybFluffyb Posts: 1,815
    Beeeeautiful Frank! Great use of a paper plate too, never would have thought of that.
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