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Crispy Pulled Pork Balls, a.k.a. Bitterballen

post #1 of 14
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So I saw this recipe courtesy of the BBQ Pit Boys, and as I happened to have some pulled pork handy, decided to give it a try. I'll insert the original video at the bottom.

This is very similar to a Dutch dish called Bitterballen, with pulled pork substituting for the stewed beef shank. 

 

We start off with the pulled pork.

 

 

Apologies, but the roux kept me busy, and I did not get a shot of it. But I have the mixture spread into a foil pan here.

 

Overnight in the fridge, and turned out onto the cutting board. Then squared, and rolled into ping pong-sized balls.

 

 

 

Now a coating of flour, eggwash, and panko crumbs.

 

And done. Back into the fridge until dinner time.

 

I don't do a lot of deep frying, so a cast iron chicken fryer on my propane grill's side burner was the best option. Got my oil at 360° outside, and ready to go. This way, the house doesn't smell like cooking oil.

 

Turned out.

 

 

And time to serve. This was actually a half batch.

 

Moist and creamy inside.

 

My wife was teasing me about making gut bombs, but when she tried one, she amended that to, "Really tasty gut bombs."

In retrospect, next time I would include a generous amount of salt and pepper in the roux. But with some dips like bbq sauce and mustard, they were very tasty.

 

Original video here:

 

 

post #2 of 14

Nice balls!  points1.png  Thanks for the cook!  I do all my deep frying outside to avoid the oil smell.  That looks like a great use for the PP leftovers.

 

Mike

post #3 of 14

More points!!

Those look awesome! What a thing to bring to a pot luck.. Thanks for the post!!

 

I wish I had friends and an acre full of smoking equipment too....

post #4 of 14
Points! Those look great!

Another thing to make on the discada!
post #5 of 14

AWESOME!!

 

I have to make these!

 

Point!

 

Al

post #6 of 14

Wow, those are great, nice job!

 

post #7 of 14

Nice! Never had them with Pulled Pork. Great idea! They are similar to a classic Diner Food in NJ and PA...Chicken, Turkey or Ham Croquettes...Great way to feed a group on a little leftover meat...JJ

post #8 of 14
Those look great I could imagine some cheese in there couldn't hurt!drool.gif
post #9 of 14

These look great!! I saw this video a few days ago and have wanted to try it.

 

:points:

post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by b-one View Post

Those look great I could imagine some cheese in there couldn't hurt!drool.gif

 

That is a capital idea! Next time....:beercheer:

post #11 of 14

Oh my. I am drooling. What a delicious looking dish! Another inspiring new idea on SMF deserves points!

 

Disco

post #12 of 14
Fantastic idea. My only problem is finding left over PP. It'll be a real struggle but I'll try to save? Some cause I have to try these.

POINTS!!!!!!!

GARY
post #13 of 14
Should have been wrapped in bacon!!! Next time I go to my cardiologist , I will bring him some!!! Lol
post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by GaryHibbert View Post

Fantastic idea. My only problem is finding left over PP. It'll be a real struggle but I'll try to save? Some cause I have to try these.

POINTS!!!!!!!

GARY

 

When I smoke pork butt, I always do at least 2, because it does go quick. The Pit Boys recipe called for 4 lbs, but I halved it and there was still more than 3 of us could eat. My son took care of the rest the next day.

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