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Monday, September 23, 2013

Smoked Ponce Recipe

Many of you are asking on how to cook a smoked ponce from Teet's. Here is how I cook an award winning Smoked Ponce.

You will need the following ingredients:

1 white or yellow onion
1 bell pepper
2 cups of rice
1 tbsp of gravy thickener/flour/corn starch
1 tbsp minced garlic

Side dish:
Black eye peas or cut green beans


Use a black cast iron pot or oval Magnalite pot.

Place the ponce in pot and poke a few holes into the ponce. Add enough water to cover the bottom half of the ponce and boil for an hour or until water is gone, whatever you desire. While boiling continue to flip the ponce every 10-15 minutes and continue to poke holes into the ponce so that it does not burst.

Once boiled, remove the ponce from the pot and add onions, bell peppers, and garlic to the pot and brown (sauté) until browned. Once onions are browned, add the ponce into the pot and brown for 10 minutes.

After browned, add 3-4 cups of water to the pot and cook it for another 30-40 min or until tender. After 20 minutes, cook the rice according to your cooker.  Make sure you have a nice brown gravy when serving on rice. Use gravy thickener as needed to your desired gravy thickness. 

For the side dish:

Brown the bacon for 10 minutes and then add the beans and water to cover the beans. Boil the bacon and beans until the beans are thoroughly cooked, season to taste and serve. 

Monday, September 9, 2013

What is Your Favorite Smoked Meat?

So me and a friend were talking the other day about smoked meats and which one is the best. Then we started debating on which way the smoked meat would be served. So I was thinking Smoked Ponce is the best and he was saying that Smoked Tasso was the best in a gravy. Now I am wondering what you guys think.. What is you favorite smoked meat and how do you like to cook it?

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Tell me what do you think!

Alright guys, I was wondering what you think about Cajun food. In your opinion, what makes a dish Cajun? Are there any restaurants that actually have authentic Cajun dishes that you enjoyed?