Re:BBQ in Orangeburg County SC?
I don't have any recipes for hash but I will try and dig some up. You may want to ask the question in a new thread to just generate some feedback from others who make cook it. I do know that it is a combination of finely cooked meat and potato with various regional themes of the basic ingredients. I am from Darlington which is part of the Pee Dee region named after the Pee Dee Indians I believe. I have eaten both red and gray hash in our area. Mechanicsville is a small community outside of Darlington close to the Great Pee Dee River. They had a place called Skeet's BBQ at one time. This is basically the place I grew up in terms of my earliest experiences with our regional 'cue. Skeet's hash was battleship gray in color due to the liver content and no tomato ingredients. It was heavily seasoned and served on white rice as hash traditionally is. My wife can't stand this kind of hash but I learned to like it after eating it for so long. Our area of SC which is in the northeast corner has a lot of influence from North Carolina style, vinegar/vinegar-pepper 'cue. This is not the only iteration but you find it a lot. Closer to the middle part of the state, you find mustard based sauce. In Orangeburg and Bamberg (my wife is from Ehrhardt in Bamberg County) Counties, the 'cue takes on an orange sauce which is something in between and I like it. B & D which I mentioned above, has an orange sauce (very good 'cue). I have not eaten 'cue in the western or northwestern parts of the state the state but I think they are more tomato based. I have friends there so I can ask. BTW, there is a place in North and I think it's called Laird's but I do know there is another one in North I can't recall the name. If you are seriously interested in 'cue and homecooking of our area, South Carolina ETV did a feature called BBQ and Homecooking along what is called the Heritage Corridor of SC. The video may still be available. I bought it and was very I did. It features the Duke family, B & D BBQ, Sweatman's BBQ and even has a cameo by the late James Brown at a place he frequented near his hometown. They also talk about and show hash being made. Check it out if you feel froggy. Good info. Glad to help and ask anytime. I haven't been on Roadfood in a while but I will keep checking more often. Cheers.