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Old 2 Days Ago   #3946
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Ya'll remember that beautiful pig knuckle footage? I hope so....

I went to the slaughter house a day too late. Pig day is on Thursdays and they already processed everything so I ordered some pig knuckles for next week. I bought a roast instead and had them cut it into 5" pieces. It has the skin on one side so I deboned and removed some meat so I could wrap it. I think I should've made crackling. Here's the end result of my fancy sewing job.




That chop stick played a big roll in sewing it up, I used it to push the twine through the skin.

Who remembers Ronco's Showtime Rotisserie? I've had this thing for at least 15 years and thought it would work great. I used it for the best chickens wings and don't know why I sent it to the storage shed. After a good cleaning and testing it's cooking good.

After 1.5 hours basting in it own fat it's already crispy and making the house smell awesome.



Final update===It's AWESOME. I sliced it up and took pics but before eating it I sliced it thin and scraped off all the heavy fat between the skin and meat. It's a crunchy crackling with great flavor and the meat is tender and juicy.

I have the other half of that roast marinating stuffed with garlic for tomorrow.

Look at all that gelatinous juicy pork sitting on a crispy crust begging to be eaten.



This isn't something I would eat everyday but it's one of Gods greatest gifts. think of it as pork candy.
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Takin, that looks really good and I have no doubt it was delicious. I remember those Ronco Infomercials with Ron Popeils.
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I am going to make some Black Beans and rice with smoked sausage for lunch.
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Steve your lunch sounds good.

I had leftover black bean burrito with avocado, greek yogurt, tomatoes, garlic, spices and onions for dinner. Very good.
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Ya'll remember that beautiful pig knuckle footage? I hope so....

I went to the slaughter house a day too late. Pig day is on Thursdays and they already processed everything so I ordered some pig knuckles for next week. I bought a roast instead and had them cut it into 5" pieces. It has the skin on one side so I deboned and removed some meat so I could wrap it. I think I should've made crackling. Here's the end result of my fancy sewing job.




That chop stick played a big roll in sewing it up, I used it to push the twine through the skin.

Who remembers Ronco's Showtime Rotisserie? I've had this thing for at least 15 years and thought it would work great. I used it for the best chickens wings and don't know why I sent it to the storage shed. After a good cleaning and testing it's cooking good.

After 1.5 hours basting in it own fat it's already crispy and making the house smell awesome.



Final update===It's AWESOME. I sliced it up and took pics but before eating it I sliced it thin and scraped off all the heavy fat between the skin and meat. It's a crunchy crackling with great flavor and the meat is tender and juicy.

I have the other half of that roast marinating stuffed with garlic for tomorrow.

Look at all that gelatinous juicy pork sitting on a crispy crust begging to be eaten.



This isn't something I would eat everyday but it's one of Gods greatest gifts. think of it as pork candy.
Is that thing even legal to own anymore.
Look at the exposed gears in it.
Made back in the day before safety madness took over.

I have some very large sewing needles just for this purpose.
Would love to get my hands an a trussing needle.
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Homemade and I mean homemade re fried black and maycoba bean and bacon tostadas.

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Home cooked and canned beans.
Bacon ends and pieces.
Cook bacon.
Fry corn tortillas for crispy tastadas.
Open one pint of beans and mash into the bacon and drippings and mix.
Put on crispy tostada add toppings if you wish and eat.
Makes 4 to 6 tostadas.

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A nice thick porterhouse steak and green beans.

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Nice, you gotta get that protein fix once in a while. I've been craving a prime rib but tonight I used the Showtime rotisserie and cooked a chicken. I'm waiting for Thursday to get some pig knuckles and I might pick up some pork belly and try that roasted.
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Nice, you gotta get that protein fix once in a while. I've been craving a prime rib but tonight I used the Showtime rotisserie and cooked a chicken. I'm waiting for Thursday to get some pig knuckles and I might pick up some pork belly and try that roasted.
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Even better.
https://youtu.be/6x2B84EwxvA
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that Set it and forget it meat dish is beautiful
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I'm subbed to that guy, it looks like something I should try but I'm a fan of a crispy/cracklin outside skin with juicy meat on the inside. I've been watching a few for ideas and here's 2 I'd like to try.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgZ6j-sto9E
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I did cook the other half of that roast but it didn't come out as good as the first. The first was the top/shoulder blade part of the meat and it was juicier.
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It looks really good Rajun.
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OMG Rajun I just ate dinner and am full but I looked at those pics and swooooooned Yum! I can smell it all the way here!
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