Smoked cheese and pepperoni for the holiday snack trays

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redneck5236

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Time to do the smoked cheese and pepperoni for the holidays ! Did several types of cheese. Cooper black pepper. Cheddar. Marbled. Hot pepper. Long horn. And as a expirement one chunk of cream cheese ! I really don’t like cream cheese but seen where people smoke it and have to say smoked it was very good wife and I tried it on crackers so next cheese smoke I will be doing more of the cream cheese ! On to the pepperoni ! always did sticks of pepperoni but couldnt find any good deals prices are way out of control on every thing . Then I had an idea I bought two pounds of sliced pepperoni at sans club .. I put the sliced pepperoni on wood skewers then smoked . My thinking was I don’t have to peel the skin off it. I don’t have to get my slicer out and get it dirty . We only thing we it smoked pepperoni with is cheese and crackers . Well my thinking payed off much more smoking flavor and no extra mess huge success on the pepperoni . I will be doing it this way from now on. Also put in a few hard boiled eggs coated in season salt ! First time I ever let the eggs sit in the season salt overs night. turned my eggs orange and kinda dried them out. And they turned out way to salty . Eggs sitting over night in fridge . Big fail ! cheese was all vacuumed packed the next day I put pepperoni in bags but did not vaccum just sealed . Hope everyone has a great holiday season.
 

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kilo charlie

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Looks great to me.. and yea.. the salt likely pulled the moisture out of the eggs.. there's other options for the eggs though!
 

Steve H

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What flavor wood did you use on the cream cheese and pepperoni?
Not speaking for the OP. But the few times I did that. I used A-maze-n comp blend. Came out great. Smoked for 2 hours. This was for the pepperoni.
 

redneck5236

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Looks great to me.. and yea.. the salt likely pulled the moisture out of the eggs.. there's other options for the eggs though!
Eggs usaly come out great ! Was the first time I let them sit over night . Usaly sprinkle with season salt and right into the smoker .
 
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kilo charlie

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Eggs usaly come out great ! Was the first time I let them sit over night . Usaly sprinkle with season salt and right into the smoker .
Right.. that overnight stay is where the salt had time to work. Smoked Deviled Eggs are amazing too!
 

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Looks like some good stocking stuffers to me.

Point for sure
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