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Oh Spattlecock Oh Spattlecock....

dirtsailor2003

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Yep that's right I'm gonna Spattlecock this bird for our Xmass eve bash! Have no fear it's not really a new technique, just another word for spatchcock.

Somehow I thought today was yesterday and so my bird is gonna be a day behind schedule. Going in the brine tonight. Pull in the morning and air dry until it goes in the smoker around 3. Also doing a pork loin, and our Family meat pies.




That's right cold smoking some eggs for some deviled eggs appetizers!
 

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Case... I cut my eggs in half before going in the smoker... yoke gets some smoke that way.... dunno If you do or not so I thought I would mention it....
 

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Case... I cut my eggs in half before going in the smoker... yoke gets some smoke that way.... dunno If you do or not so I thought I would mention it....
Dude you're living on the edge! Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. Tonight I didn't. Main reason is we have some guests coming that don't care for FLAVOR!!! I will be adding crumbled bacon to these though just to add something new to the mix!
 

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The bird is Spatched, the bird is brined, the bones are boiling for stock! Eggs in the smoker, now the not so fun part if the evening, cleaning house, YUCK!
 

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Man you do a lot of chicks.

I am in too.
 

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I know you are going to smoke and impress...... Cleaning, well those extra brownie points, always good to bank a few extra for the holidays.

So you gonna show the meat pies? We don't do a lot of them on the gulf coast, closest thing we get is chicken pot pie.
 

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I know you are going to smoke and impress...... Cleaning, well those extra brownie points, always good to bank a few extra for the holidays.

So you gonna show the meat pies? We don't do a lot of them on the gulf coast, closest thing we get is chicken pot pie.
Yes I will show the meat pies. These won't be smoked and my mom is bringing them! So the photos will have to wait. I will post the recipe too. So good!!!
 

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Yes I will show the meat pies. These won't be smoked and my mom is bringing them! So the photos will have to wait. I will post the recipe too. So good!!!
For some reason I just knew they were going to be "So Good!!!" and now knowing Mom is making 'em, no doubt over the top! Looking forward to 'em.
 

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For some reason I just knew they were going to be "So Good!!!" and now knowing Mom is making 'em, no doubt over the top! Looking forward to 'em.
These meat pies are a family tradition dating back " to the old world" as the story goes. I stopped by my moms house today and she was grinding the meat! Has to be fresh!
 

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So since I was a day behind schedule on the turkey. I wont be able to do the air dry that I normally do, so I just saw this crazy idea:


That's right! Blow dry with a hair dryer right before going on the smoker! More on this later when its time to try!
 

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FANTASTIC!!!!!!!! I think I'm the only woman on earth who doesn't blow dry her hair; but your photo and idea is priceless! ERGO: Maybe I need to procure a blow dryer! Love it!!! Cheers! - Leah
 

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Great looking meal and I love the hair dryer idea!

Disco
 

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Dude you're living on the edge! Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. Tonight I didn't. Main reason is we have some guests coming that don't care for FLAVOR!!! I will be adding crumbled bacon to these though just to add something new to the mix!
I have in-laws that don't love flavor also, father in-law thinks pepper is spicy so he don't use it.  he asked my wife what makes her mashed potatoes so good and she responded "Try using salt and pepper".
 

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Awesome looking food, Case
 

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