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Centex gettin weird with the pig parts

Cured and smoked everything myself :). Fun food week.

1) fresh ham cured 7 days then smoked 7 hrs over apple. Unreal. Was destroyed in 20 minutes.

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Nothin' left but the bone:

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8lbs of Belly. 1/2 savory 1/2 sweet.

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Little belly snacks before dinner:
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The ham was unreal. Like crazy good. Bacon was good and fun to do but the ham overshadowed everything else for the day.

Happy T day everyone.


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  • Wow that all looks great! I've never done the belly but want to try.
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  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,280
    Awesome, finished my first bacon today and its unreal. Now you motivate me to get on the ham train.
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 7,940
    looks freaking awesome cen!  Can you explain more about your curing process?
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  • cazzy said:

    looks freaking awesome cen!  Can you explain more about your curing process?

    Not tonight but later in the week. All from the charcuterie book. I have also cured my liver with bourbon today so centex needs an adult nap.

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,420
    No matter the posts by Cazzy, Man can you cook. Wow.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 7,940
    edited November 2012
    No matter the posts by Cazzy, Man can you cook. Wow.
    Hmmm okay...  

    He sure can cook!! :)
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  • Wow, Centex.  That's cool !  I'd love to try to do a belly, but I haven't been able to find one that isn't 100% fat.  Nice going on the ham too !!!


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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,420
    cazzy said:
    No matter the posts by Cazzy, Man can you cook. Wow.
    Hmmm okay...  

    He sure can cook!! :)

    :D
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • The fresh ham is something I really want to do, if you can post the recipe or link sometime it would be awesome.

    It al looks great !
    LBGE, Twin Eagle 36" grill to hold my EGGcessories
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 7,940
    Alright Cen, I'm buying the dang book now! :D
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  • And a little chicken fried blackstrap for breakfast. Headed to the cardiologist as we speak. Centex out.

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  • Wow, Centex.  That's cool !  I'd love to try to do a belly, but I haven't been able to find one that isn't 100% fat.  Nice going on the ham too !!!



    Thanks Gary. It was a lot of fun. I got the belly at Whole foods and this is the 2nd time I've used them. It was really good quality both times. Might give them a try next time you are lookin.

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  • Holy Piglet! That all really looks scrumptious.
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
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  • cazzy said:
    Alright Cen, I'm buying the dang book now! :D

    You won't be disappointed. We had 20 people for TG and everyone brought their specialty. The ham and bacon just blew everyone away. They looked at me like I was from mars when I busted out the bellies. it was a blast. TFJ broke her foot off in her Jalapeño cheese grits (pictured with the ham), a couple of pies, and a pumpkin cheesecake too so we came strong to the party. Plus my bro-in-law has an XL that he never uses because it was not set up right and he screwed up a gasket install. there were gaps all in the dome and it didn't shut right so I took it all apart and set it up and installed a new gasket for him. It's like brand new now so he was all fired up about that. And my niece shot a nice little 8 point so I made that back strap for them for breakfast today. IT was awesome. Super fresh, not gamey at all. Like filet. I really need to eat a salad.

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  • And a little chicken fried blackstrap for breakfast. Headed to the cardiologist as we speak. Centex out. Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

    ha! that would be BACKstrap (not blackstrap)

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  • Nice CT! Can't find my copy of charcouterie right now but gotta get at it.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,122
    edited November 2012
    Well today, because of Cen-Tex, I bought a whole fresh leg of pork, 24 lbs.. Skin and aitch bone removed, I'll be making 2 hams and will start curing tomorrow. Also, got 2 five lb. bellies for bacon. I'll post some pics of the fresh stuff tomorrow and then the cooked stuff in a week or so. Thanks CT for the nudge.
    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
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  • billyray said:
    Well today, because of Cen-Tex, I bought a whole fresh leg of pork, 24 lbs.. Skin and aitch bone removed, I'll be making 2 hams and will start curing tomorrow. Also, got 2 five lb. bellies for bacon. I'll post some pics of the fresh stuff tomorrow and then the cooked stuff in a week or so. Thanks CT for the nudge.

    Nice Billy ray! You'll love them both

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  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 848
    @Village Idiot: Do you have an Asian market near you? In my area, they sell the leanest belly. I bought a very expensive belly once from a nearby organic farmer, and I threw it out because it had virtually no meat. 
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    Owner of a large and a beloved mini in Philadelphia
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