Listen folks, I'm a bit of a hobby chef as Hard Factor Pat likes to say, see proof below, so in light of the financial crisis and #lockdownturnup era, I wanted to share with you a great recipe for a cheap piece of meat that is not only delicious, but will last you for days. Now is the time to hone your cooking skills that you never knew you had, and this recipe is easy to do, just takes some time, which we all have some extra of at the moment.
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Step One: Buy butt and a butt thermometer. The one below was almost 8lbs before cooking. Looks pretty good right?
Step two, take your butt home (delivery preferred if possible) and create a spice mix, crack a beer while you are at it.
In a bowl mix together the following, I am basically just stealing a recipe I found online and tweaking it a bit. HERE
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 2 tablespoon light brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
Step three: Give your butt a quick rinse and pat that bastard dry with paper towels, then rub that spice mixture all over that butt, pretend its an actual butt and really get in there, it will look like this when you are done.
Step Four: Wrap that bad boy TIGHT in plastic wrap, wrap it like you would a brick of herbs you are trying to bring over state lines, then place it on a plate or in a bowl and let those flavors #lockdownturnup together in the fridge overnight.
Step Five: Wake your ass up early and have a toke, this butt is going to take around 10 hours to cook once it gets going and another 45 minutes to rest.,
Step Six: Place that sweet butt on a roasting rack on top of a roasting pat FAT SIDE UP, you want that fat to skeet skeet skeet all over that butt.
ALT, you can also place the butt on a layer of onions if you like, but my onions burned to shit underneath, so I don't recommend it.
Optional: Put a little apple juice in the pan below, I did this at about the 6 hour mark.
Step Seven: Place that butt in a preheated 250 degree oven on the middle or just below middle oven rack and set your timer for 4 hours, you want to look through the glass (dont open the oven) to check for that bark to form like in the picture below. A good test is to tap it with your fingernail, if it's firm it's time to wrap that baby up with some foil. Don't wrap that butt tight though, just drape it over the butt like you would a buddy who's passed out on the lawn and needs a blanket after a good #lockdownturnup
Step Eight: You are going to want to stick a thermometer deep inside that butt every hour starting at hour 5 to check the temp, we are looking for the internal temp to be 190 degrees to 200 degrees for it to pull apart nicely when it's done. Mine butt took 9.5 hours to cook all the way through.
Step Nine: Take that butt out, keep it draped with foil and let it rest for 30-60 minutes to let those juices go back into the butt, you are gonna want that butt wet and juicy when you pull it apart, so this is very important. See below.
Step Ten: Eat that butt with a cold beer and your favorite bbq sauce
Step Eleven: Buy the shirt that helps old people and people with disabilities HERE and #LOCKDOWNTURNUP with a mouth full of butt.
If you have any questions feel free to DM me @hardfactorwes
Have a great fucking day and don't forget to wash your hands!
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