Shredding Pork in a Kitchen Aid?

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pi guy

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Has anyone else done this? Can you do this and still have some chunks? I don't like it when the pork is shredded too fine...

 

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Personally I like to pull the pork by hand. That way I can pull out any pieces of un-rendered fat. I hate it when I get a chunk of fat with a bite of a PP sandwich. It also makes it easy to break up & distribute the bark through out the PP.
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Huh, never thought of that. I too like to shred by hand and clean out fat and other parts that tend to be unpalatable. It does take awhile but I think you end up with a better product. I do love the Kitchenaid mixer. They are workhorses!!!
 

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Can you do it? Yes. Would you get your best results using it? Probably not. Get some good heat resistant gloves and go by hand like Al said. You get your best results.
 
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Can you do it? Yes. Would you get your best results using it? Probably not. Get some good heat resistant gloves and go by hand like Al said. You get your best results.
Yes this! I would only pull by hand.
 
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Personally I like to pull the pork by hand. That way I can pull out any pieces of un-rendered fat. I hate it when I get a chunk of fat with a bite of a PP sandwich. It also makes it easy to break up & distribute the bark through out the PP.
Al
I didn't think about the chunks of fat. I can't stand those either, so that may totally deter me from the KA, thanks.

Can you do it? Yes. Would you get your best results using it? Probably not. Get some good heat resistant gloves and go by hand like Al said. You get your best results.
Are those gloves reusable, or just the throw away type, but have some heat protection? I see lots of cooks using the black thin gloves, are those the ones, or the big giant things that look difficult to do much in?

I have used the “Bear claw” things too, they do ok but still find myself with my hands doing most of the work.
I have those too, and I agree, I found myself ditching them and getting in there with my hands as well.


Thinking that being lazy isn't the best way to go for this LOL. Thanks everyone.
 

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Are those gloves reusable, or just the throw away type, but have some heat protection? I see lots of cooks using the black thin gloves, are those the ones, or the big giant things that look difficult to do much in?
I will send you a PM with a link to what I have. Not bulky and reuseable. It will make sense when you see them.
 
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