VA Newbie

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by bertjo44, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. bertjo44

    bertjo44 Smoking Fanatic

    I am excited to be part of the family. I have always loved to cook and grill. I just got a Smokey Mountain Series propane smoker. My first endeavor was a 7 lb. pork shoulder which I hand pulled and topped with a littler homemade Eastern NC BBQ sauce. It was great. I do a huge spread for Superbowl every year and I am already anticipating added smoked meats to the menu. I just became of aware of Fattie's by reading some forums, so that looks interesting as well. Anyone tried Guy Fereri's (sp?) pulled pork egg rolls? I have the recipe but haven't attempted yet. Anyway, here's to the Q!!!
  2. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    welcome aboard Bert,sounds like your gonna be fun-glad to have u here.
  3. zdave

    zdave Fire Starter

    Welcome to the forum. Where in VA are you from? I went to Richmond and Norfolk last year a few times on business and got to try Pierce's Pit BBQ in Williamsburg--good stuff.

    When you get around to those egg rolls make sure you post a recipe and Q-view, I'd love to give that a try.
  4. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    HEy Bert Welcome to SMF... oooo PP egg rolls... yummm! Nice to have ya! And where's a recipe for those rolls?
  5. bertjo44

    bertjo44 Smoking Fanatic

    I am is Salem Va. Pierce's BBQ in Williamsburg rocks!!! My father-in-law would live there if he could. Here is the recipe for the egg rolls. The idea is the key here. His looks great but he didn't smoke his pork and I am sure we all have our own slaw recipe. But they do sound great. You can go to and find Guys Big Bites show, it was the Far Out East Finger Foods episode. I have egg roll wrappers in the fridge that are just waiting to meat some hot oil.

    Pulled Pork:
    2-pound pork butt, cut into 4 pieces
    Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    1/2 red onion, diced
    3/4 cup white vinegar
    1 bottle BBQ sauce

    Cole Slaw:
    1/3 cup mayonnaise
    2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    1 tablespoon sugar
    1 teaspoon celery salt
    1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
    1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    1 bag pre-shredded coleslaw mix
    1/2 red onion, halved

    Egg Rolls:
    4 cups vegetable oil
    3 eggs
    3 tablespoons milk
    12 egg roll wrappers
    For the pork: Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
    Season the pork with salt and pepper. Place in a braising pan and add the onion, vinegar, and BBQ sauce. Toss well. Braise for 3 hours, covered, until fork tender. Remove meat with a slotted spoon and "pull" with forks until shredded. Add braising liquid, to taste. Cool.

    For the slaw: Mix the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, celery salt, garlic salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add the vegetables and mix thoroughly. Let sit 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

    For the egg rolls: In large saucepan, heat the vegetable oil to 350 degrees F. Add enough oil to keep the egg rolls from touching the bottom of the pan.

    In a shallow bowl, beat the eggs and milk together and set aside.
    With the corner of the wrappers facing you, place approximately 1/12th of the pulled pork on each wrapper. Place a dollop of coleslaw on top. Fold the corner over the filling, and then fold the outside corners in, making a roll a 4 to 5-inches wide. Roll firmly, being careful to not tear wrapper, and seal the final end with egg wash.

    Dredge the roll in egg wash, allow excess to drain off, and submerge the roll in the hot oil. Fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and cut on an angle, if desired.
  6. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you, Kind Sir!
  7. zdave

    zdave Fire Starter

    I'm thinking no slaw myself--this might also be good with chicken!
  8. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the site..........Love you avitor.......
  9. smokeys my pet

    smokeys my pet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Bert wheres Ernie at?????????? Just kiddin!!!!!!!! Welcome to smf and best of luck with all your smokin adventures!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum.
  11. ds7662

    ds7662 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the site Bert.
    I make it to the Roanoke area a couple times a month. Love Salem. Is a great place to work and live.
    Good luck with your smokes.
  12. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF, I think you are going to like it here !!!
  13. bigronhuntalot

    bigronhuntalot Fire Starter

    Hey Bert, Welcome to SMF from a fellow Virginian.[​IMG] This place SMOKES... LOL Plenty of information.
  14. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the site, Bert. former VA resident here. (married a Va Beach girl and lived there many years) Wife is ready to go back actually. Pierces is pretty good. I like Beach Bully just as much, too.

    Thanks for the recipe. Another on the long list to try thanks to the SMF.
  15. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum Bert...and thanks for the recipes![​IMG]
  16. bertjo44

    bertjo44 Smoking Fanatic

    I think I am about to spaz out from info overload. Fatties, ABT's, Mojo brisket. Too many delicious ideas, I can't take it. Plus I am probably going to get fired from surfing this site at work!!
  17. bertjo44

    bertjo44 Smoking Fanatic

    2nd time around for me today. Chicken thighs (some in mojo some in bbq) and my first fatty. Hope to have Q-views tomorrow.

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