Different Barbecue Sandwich

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2004/10/19 11:56:40 (permalink)

Different Barbecue Sandwich

I had an outstanding barbecue plate last Friday in Windsor, NC. at Bunn's Bar-B-Q. Instead of hush puppies they gave you cornbread. What I found interesting was that their barbecue sandwich consisted of barbecue and slaw between 2 slices of cornbread. Definitely a different take on the traditional barbecue sandwich. Great sauce - bought some sauce to bring home. The slaw was excellent as well.
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    Jim in NC
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    RE: Different Barbecue Sandwich 2004/10/19 12:47:03 (permalink)
    There are barbecue joints in central TN that also serve barbecue on cornbread. Although the sauce is entirely different from eastern NC, the results are pretty tasty.

    Jim
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    RE: Different Barbecue Sandwich 2004/10/23 05:24:43 (permalink)
    I would think the cornbread may not "hold up" as well as a bun. But I love the idea of. Give us a full report.

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    RE: Different Barbecue Sandwich 2004/10/23 09:49:04 (permalink)
    I cant imagine a BBQ sandwich on cornbread.Whoever came up with that idea should be drawn and Quartered!Nothing beats a soft hamburger bun piled high with steaming PORK BBQ!Thats the way it was meant to be.
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    RE: Different Barbecue Sandwich 2004/10/23 15:44:04 (permalink)
    Somehow I can't picture picking up two slices of cornbread heaped full of juicy BBQ. The idea of BBQ and cornbread is great - just not as a sandwich.

    Cheers, John
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    RE: Different Barbecue Sandwich 2004/10/24 00:54:32 (permalink)
    I think the cornbread/BBQ sandwich sounds fantastic. I may even try this when I smoke some pork next sunday. Of course the hamburger buns will also be available.
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    RE: Different Barbecue Sandwich 2004/10/24 05:06:37 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by steveindurham

    I had an outstanding barbecue plate last Friday in Windsor, NC. at Bunn's Bar-B-Q. Instead of hush puppies they gave you cornbread. What I found interesting was that their barbecue sandwich consisted of barbecue and slaw between 2 slices of cornbread. Definitely a different take on the traditional barbecue sandwich. Great sauce - bought some sauce to bring home. The slaw was excellent as well.

    I'm still trying to wrap my mind around the idea that there are places that serve hush puppies with barbecue, much less corn bread
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    RE: Different Barbecue Sandwich 2004/10/24 12:01:19 (permalink)
    Glad to see the responses. The cornbread at Bunn's was fried instead of baked with I guess gave it more firmness to hold the barbcue. If you have ever had a johnnycake it was that consistency. Their cornbread was thick and square but the thickness of a medium size burger. Hope that helps. Interesting place - the building was built in the 1860's and you order dessert in a different room than where you order the barbecue. I bought a bottle of sauce to bring home and it is packaged in a clear glass unmarked bottle which I thought was great.
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    RE: Different Barbecue Sandwich 2004/10/24 13:51:12 (permalink)
    They serve hush puppies with BBQ because us Yankees demand it.
    We don't have any hush puppies up here in the chilly Northeast, so we want them with every meal we eat in our visits to the South.

    Cheers, John
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    RE: Different Barbecue Sandwich 2004/10/25 05:48:05 (permalink)
    Geez, John, now I'm sorry for you. Maybe we can mail some hushpuppies up there in time for Thanksgiving!
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    RE: Different Barbecue Sandwich 2004/10/25 09:20:27 (permalink)
    Thanks queenb, but the trouble is they don't travel well - even the recipes don't seem to travel well...

    Cheers, John
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    RE: Different Barbecue Sandwich 2004/10/26 15:11:58 (permalink)
    At the very end of our unofficial bbq tour in the Raleigh NC area (that took us to 8 places in 2 days) we still had room for hushpuppies. The last stop was one of the best- Wilburs in Goldsboro, where we barely could eat about half a chopped bbq sandwich (despite it being terrific,) BUT.. couldn't resist tasting the free basket of hot hush puppies put on every table. YUM.... no such luck finding them here in NY.

    I have never been served bbq sandwich on corn bread.. but it sounds great. As a matter of fact, one of last year's winners on Emeril's bbq show prepared a recipe of spicy corned bread with the pulled pork baked in there. I am sure this recipe is still on Food Channel's website.

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    RE: Different Barbecue Sandwich 2004/10/26 15:52:54 (permalink)
    seafarerJohn,

    I think the reason the hushpuppy recipes dont "travel well" up north is because of the cornmeal used up there. If you google Tennessee stone ground cornmeal, I think you will be able to find someone that will ship you good cornmeal. If you are interested I am sure one of the many Rebels on this board can supply you with a good hushpuppy recipe.
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    RE: Different Barbecue Sandwich 2004/10/26 16:00:42 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by queenb


    I'm still trying to wrap my mind around the idea that there are places that serve hush puppies with barbecue, much less corn bread


    I can't imagine serving pork BBQ without hushpuppies.
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    RE: Different Barbecue Sandwich 2004/10/26 16:07:39 (permalink)
    Pogo: Thanks for the tip about proper cornmeal, I'll look into it. But where do I find properly aged oil rendered from large fat pigs to cook them in ?

    Cheers, John
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    RE: Different Barbecue Sandwich 2004/10/26 20:33:53 (permalink)
    John,

    Surely you guys have Cloverleaf Lard up there? If not, I could ship you a carton.
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    RE: Different Barbecue Sandwich 2004/10/26 20:39:06 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Jim in NC

    There are barbecue joints in central TN that also serve barbecue on cornbread. Although the sauce is entirely different from eastern NC, the results are pretty tasty.
    Jim


    Jim,
    That seems to be common in the area of Nashville/Clarksville. It's a local thing, not often seen elsewhere. It sounds strange to people used to eating their 'cue off buns, but it sure does work. I will add that I found myself eating the "sandwich" with a knife and fork, though. And I nearly always ordered a second one after polishing off the first.
    As If On 'Cue (Yeah, I Know, I've Used That Before), Ort. Carlton in Y'all-Know-Where.
    P. S. If I am served hush puppies with barbecue, I usually ask for size 12.
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    RE: Different Barbecue Sandwich 2004/10/26 21:10:16 (permalink)
    Actually , if you think about it, pulled pork on cornbread wouldn't be all that different than tamales..a corn substance around spicy shredded pork......just sweeter......sounds tasty to me


    Redtressed who is taking note of Ort's shoe size......hmmmmmmmmmmmm must be on the tall side
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    RE: Different Barbecue Sandwich 2004/10/26 21:45:07 (permalink)
    I thought I'd need aged lard - lard that had been cooked in for at least a few weeks...

    Cheers, John
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    RE: Different Barbecue Sandwich 2004/10/26 22:10:34 (permalink)
    One of the treats we used to enjoy in SoCal was a Carnitas Burrito at the Casa Deliciousa in Hesperia, CA. Big chunks of roasted Pork with a lot of crispy edges, reminded me of the pulled Pork Outside Meat I see in this area. Anyway that pork was rolled up in a warm Flour Tortilla. Add some spicy salsa and for the non-'que person maybe some beans, just a few. Mine was always just the meat and hot sauce. Closes thing to Que we had near home.
    They made tamales using smaller pieces and shreds of the same Pork. They sold TONS of them for the Holidays and for SuperBowl Sunday. I don't go far out of my way for most Mexican Food, but that little place was outstanding. Even the rail crews would stop their freight trains heading for L A to run across the road to pick up an order called in earlier. In the pre-cell phone days a few years back we could here the order being placed on our radio-scanner tuned to the Santa Fe RR frequency.
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    RE: Different Barbecue Sandwich 2004/10/27 10:13:19 (permalink)
    Lots of places in the Nashville area serve barbecue ON cornbread. BUT it is NOT served as a traditional pick-it-up-in-both-hands sandwich. Rather, it is an open-faced sandwich -- basically a big pile of cue and sauce (or not) on top of a flat pancake-shaped piece of cornbread. Some of these are very good, particularly those who utilize the jalapeno version of the cornbread...
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    RE: Different Barbecue Sandwich 2004/10/27 23:55:37 (permalink)
    Dearfolk,
    I'm 5'11-15/16... I REFUSE to say 6' if I'm not that tall.
    Nor will accept a woman who tells me that she's 5'12" - dadgone, she ought to be proud to be six feet tall; that doesn't thwart me one iota.
    All I ask of a BBQ sandwich is that you keep dill slaw out of it. Mrs. Craver explains that Harold complains that it th'ows the flavor off a whet. - She's 92; I know to agree with her.
    As If Not On 'Cue (Don't I Wish!), Ort. Carlton in The Usual Place.
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    RE: Different Barbecue Sandwich 2004/11/02 21:28:26 (permalink)
    I agree that cornbread goes great with barbecue, but please, leave it on the side. You all have me drooling now though ..... thinking about those wonderful southern hushpuppies. There just isn't such a thing here in Ohio!
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    RE: Different Barbecue Sandwich 2008/05/12 09:36:52 (permalink)
    Went back to Bunn's on Saturday. They said a lady came in one day requesting barbecue between 2 pieces of cornbread. Has been on the menu ever since. Great food at Bunn's in Windsor, NC.
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