Mini-WSM Smoker Fried Chops!!!

Discussion in 'Pork' started by dirtsailor2003, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    One of the nice things about the mini-wsm is that you can get some high temps at the upper cooking grate and still have it be indirect. For this smoke I did not use a diffuser of any sorts. I ran the smoker right around 350°-365°.

    Since our friend C-Farmer's son is allergic to eggs I wanted to point out that this recipe that normally calls for eggs and bread crumbs can be done with out either. In fact when I bread fish this is the basic way that I do it. SO on with the show!

    I had some nice thick chops defrosting. By the time the chops were thawed I really didn't want to smoke big thick chops. So I pounded them down to about 1/2". Yes I could've just butterflied the chops but brute force is fun!

    Fired up the mini with Lump and apple. Ran it at 350°-365°. No Diffuser


    Started with this, then pounded it flat!

     

    Step 1: dredge the flatten chop in a seasoned flour. Mine had salt, pepper, garlic, and chipotle.

    Step 2: Quick dip in water

    Step 3: Press both sides into seasoned bread crumbs (use seasoned cornmeal if you need to avoid eggs. This is what I use for fish.) I used the same seasoning in the bread crumbs that I used in the flour.

    Step 4: place into 350° smoker. Cook on each side 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.





    ENJOY!!!!
     
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  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Real Nice, Case!!!

    Great Post !!

    Bear
     
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Bear!

    Mother nature played an Aprils fools Joke on us this morning, woke up to snow! Ughhhhh!
     
  4. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks great Case.
     
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL---We had ours Yesterday & Saturday, but only 1" each time.

    Bear
     
  6. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks good wonderful! I think it's about time I made another Mini.
     
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Adam!
    Thanks you MD! Yes you need another one, one with a pit bull tied to it!  Sad thing is that wh ever stole yours probably sold it for crap metal to fuel their addiction.
     
  8. VERY fun! Great job! Cheers! - Leah
     
  9. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Looks good Case!   I didn't think about eggs bread but panco would work. 
     
  10. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks very nice and the breading hung on very well.
     
  11. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Keith!

    Panko is more the process of making the crumbs rather than the ingredients. Here's a cool videoabout Panko Prodcution.



    Believe it or not there are a few types of panko that have eggs and dairy in them! Got my butt chewed once by a vegan for trying to force animal products on them! So if it doesnt say "vegan" it may contain eggs and dairy.
     
  12. Looks good Case  [​IMG]    I like your choice of apple too  [​IMG]  

    Quick question - is that a piece of carrot on the left?
     
  13. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Jeremy! In the salad, yes carrot.
     
  14. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Todd! Yep the breading does really good! When making fish and chips with this method your fingers get to be twice the size it sticks so we'll!
     
  15. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am sorry I missed this until now. I will have to try those when I get my mini built. Thanks for the idea, Case.

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    Disco
     
  16. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Disco! Can't wait to see your new Mini! My third one is on hold until I can locally source a tamale pot. The store that had them quit carrying them, Booo!!!
     
  17. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I had to order one through Ebay and, with the border issues, it is taking longer than an ice age.
     
  18. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Better hope the border inspector isn't into smoking and know's what a mini-wsm is! I here they're into confiscating Pot....
     
  19. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Oh man. That is sad even for April Fools Day 
     
  20. smoke slinger

    smoke slinger Smoking Fanatic

    Those look really good, makes me hungry for some pork

    Craig
     

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