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Topic: N. Carolina style of pork BBQ.
Subject: Re: Minced [Pulled] Pork BBQ
I lived in eastern NC for 2 years and grew to love their style of pork BBQ. Now I live in California and can't find even a pulled or sliced pork BBQ joint. I'd like to make my own pork NC style but I don't how to mince pork or what cut of pork to buy at the butcher's. Can you help me? What tool can I buy here in California to mince meat with, and how would I use it? What cut of pork should I get? Also, do you know any recipes for NC style vinegar sauce? Thanks so much for your help!
Eastern Carolina style pork is cooked with a mixture of water, vinegar (half & half), salt and red pepper -usually cayenne.
The technique for cooking a Boston butt can be found in a column addressing the question on the website.
Any edged tool can be used for chopping/mincing the meat. A chef's knife or a cleaver are preferred, but any sharp kitchen knife will work, or even a hatchet or small axe (both cleaned and sharpened).
Normally the meat is "pulled" apart then small piles are chopped very fine.
I take you are not a surgeon.