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Fourth of July - What to cook?

AchateAchate Posts: 39
edited 2:03PM in EggHead Forum
So as you know, I've had the egg two weeks now. Of course I got selected (and volunteered) to cook for our neighborhood 4th of July celebration. I'm guessing 20 - 25 adults, and some kids.

Should I try a brisket? Or stick with a pulled pork? I haven't done either yet, but frankly I'm scarred of the brisket as so many people say its hard to cook!

Maybe ribs?

Oh I know - forget it all and do a 100 chicken wings!

Ok, really, please tell me your thoughts on the brisket vs. pulled pork.


  • Pulled pork will be a big hit. Two 7-9 pound bone in butts will be plenty. Do a few dogs for the little ones. Have someone bring the slaw and someone else bring the buns. Have a "vinegary" type of sauce as well as a traditional tomato based sauce. Then get a couple volunteers for dessert - you are all set. B)

    Good luck with it - break a leg.
  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    Go for the pulled pork! It is easy, and very forgiving! Three butts will fit easily...(large egg, right?) But for 25 people, two will suffice with sides. It will be the best BBQ your neighbors have had, and you will be a star. :) Brisket it one of the LEAST forgiving cooks. I don't recommend your first time for guests, for sure!!
    And plan it so you take the pork off a couple hours before the party, you can still do 100 wings and a bunch of dogs for the kids....still on the same load of lump!
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,721
    if you have a raised grid or can set one up, i would go two butts over a brisket ;) if the brisket doesnt come out satisfactory you atleast have the pulled pork to fall back on :) its pretty much the same cook, why not get some brisket practice, worst that happens is it gets dry or tough, then you chop it up and finish the cook in some sauce
  • PharmeggistPharmeggist Posts: 1,191
    Well said B) ...

    In Alabama we have potato salad and baked beans for sides usually. I have no complaints with slaw either ;)
    Open face plate for me with some Barbeque bread MMMMM.
  • 61chev61chev Posts: 539
    Don't be afraid of brisket it is not that it is gonna bite u besides there r alot of eggers to give u advice as u go that's the way we all started
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