BBQ for Breakfast? Your kidding right?
Nope I'm not. :) It's no secret that southern people eat barbecue for breakfast all the time. It tastes wonderful with eggs and buttermilk biscuits, I kid you not.
This photo by CC Chapman / flickr is a picture of a restaurant meal but is a prime example of how southerners are known to eat a BBQ breakfast at home. The star of the show is the meat and although we eat all kinds of meat, the most popular pick is "pulled pork." Pulled pork is happily plopped on top of eggs with lots-ah barbecue sauce for many-ah-meal.
Look at this smoked pork loan roast.
Now wouldn't you love to sink your teeth into that for breakfast? Pic description: "I smoked this roast in the new smoker for about 2 1/2 hours. I had opened it up before starting to cook and put a few green onions in along with some garlic and olive oil. I tied it back together with butchers twine then covered it with a rub of salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
When southerners grill out
When southerners grill out, say the day before; if there's any meat left at all... you can bet your bottom dollar that that barbecue meat is gonna hit the table the next morning. No freezing or giving that meat away at all. Nope it's saved for breakfast the next morning. Some like it with no sauce at all while others like me have to have sauce. I actually prefer the sauce cooked on the meat so it caramelizes and chars. Yummm don't that sound good. Either way.... I slice open a homemade buttermilk biscuit, slather it down with white butter and pile in the meat. Talk about hog heave!
Yeah I know what your gonna say... You thought we ate fried chicken every day for breakfast. Maybe you were thinking about the newest craze of chicken-N-waffles. Nope we do give the chicken a break sometimes ya know. We eat barbecue meat too. giggle~
Fun Food Facts:
According to estimates, prior to the American Civil War Southerners ate around five pound of pork for every one pound of beef they consumed.
In hard times of the past, wild hog hunts were popular. Pig slaughtering became a time for celebration, and the neighborhood would be invited to share in the largesses. These feasts are sometimes called 'pig-pickin's. The traditional Southern barbecue grew out of these gatherings." wiki
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