French Bread! Will it BBQ?
Will it BBQ? French Bread!
In this segment we pose the question and the answer to Will it BBQ? So much more than just hamburgers, hot dogs, and other meats can be BBQ'd, Grilled, or Smoked. And, this is where we try out unique ideas for cooking on a grill or smoker. This week we are BBQ'ing French Bread and letting you know if it will BBQ or not!
InstructionsSet your smoker to 120° or as low as it will go, cut your loaf in half length wise and smoke for one hour. You can use whatever wood chips you want but we chose apple for this as it has a nice flavor without being overpowering. We are going to spread on some butter after taking it out of the smoker and then sprinkle on some Bloody Mary Wing Shake on a slice, Butter Garlic Rub on another and Cinnamon Toast Shake on the last. We chose these seasonings as they each will go well with both bread and butter but you could choose whatever seasoning you like the best.
So, Will it BBQ?
Even if the bread doesn’t pick up a lot of smoke we are in for a treat as bread, butter and seasoning is always going to be good. We didn’t need to worry though as the bread picked up a lot of smoke all by itself. I could smell it as soon as I brought it out of the smoker, the bread soaked up the smoke more than I would have thought and adding butter and some well chosen seasonings just put the icing on the cake. This was a huge yes, I will be making this again for sure!
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@parksider Thanks for the follow up!! I was really watching the internal temperature when they were in the rolling (HOT) water and making sure to pull them right at the 165. And then right into the ice water bath.
You guys got a great job! Im pretty passionate about this kinda stuff. I enjoy it a lot and love doing R and D stuff! Keep up the fun work!
@Jonathon Yes Jonathon-it’s in your head
@mikeihuntr My only advice is to keep the water around 170F, not a rolling boil. If the casing are too tight they WILL explode then you have a really big pot of bad soup! A nice simmer is the way to go, take them out 155-160 and into a water bath. Here is a pic, we just use the turkey fryer with the basket. It makes it really easy to remove from the water and rinse. I will also recommend keeping a temp probe right in the meat you can see the wire going into the water. Good luck!!
This was a big topic of conversation because we do freeze/thaw/process/refreeze venison and pork, never an issue. As a former restaurateur and certified food handler here is what Dept of Agriculture has to say. I’ll defer to the experts:
Author: Alice Henneman, MS, RDN
The U. S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) advises:
Once food is thawed in the refrigerator, it is safe to refreeze it without cooking, although there may be a loss of quality due to the moisture lost through thawing. After cooking raw foods which were previously frozen, it is safe to freeze the cooked foods. If previously cooked foods are thawed in the refrigerator, you may refreeze the unused portion. Freeze leftovers within 3-4 days. Do not refreeze any foods left outside the refrigerator longer than 2 hours; 1 hour in temperatures above 90 °F.
If you purchase previously frozen meat, poultry or fish at a retail store, you can refreeze if it has been handled properly, according to USDA.
DO NOT thaw meat at room temperature, such as on the kitchen counter.
Safety will depend on whether the raw product was handled properly before it was frozen, refrozen shortly after it was thawed, cooked to a safe temperature when it is eaten and handled safely if there are any leftovers.
What temperature should I pull my cured and smoked bacon out of my smokehouse?
@jonathon it is printed on the Box. I’m looking for a bag that has a evoh barrier. Does Waltons carry a four or five mm evoh High barrier bag?