Sunday, July 27, 2008
2008 State BB-Q Cook-off....
Well once again, the big day is over, and once again, I'm glad of it! It is a tremendous amount of work for what is supposed to be a hobby! The weather was great, we had a good location, and for the most part we did manage to have some fun. 40 teams competed, again from 5 different states. The teams that do many of these KCBS sanctioned cook-offs are quite good, and dominate the contest in the main categories.
The results: Well, we didn't get skunked this year! We managed to get a 2nd place in the Potato category, giving us 1 more ribbon- and no prize money! The potato recipe was, as follows:
6 medium sized red skinned potatoes
Wrap in aluminum foil, bake for 1 hour in approx. 350F oven(or grill!)until soft.
Cut in half. Carefully (reserving skins intact) scoop out cooked potato, mix w/1/4 cup sour cream, salt and pepper.
Pack potato/sour cream mix back into reserved skins.
Top with sharp cheddar cheese, shredded.
Top cheese w/cooked bits of bacon
Reheat until cheese is melted, but not browning
Top with sour cream, sprinkled w/ fresh chopped chives.
Serve while still hot, or at least warm!
I won't kid you, we scored low this year in almost everything else- which puzzled us a little... Our ribs were bad. Our brisket was so-so. Our pulled pork was so good, we didn't put any sauce on it- big mistake! Our chicken was tasty, but the skin was sub par.
More and more, this is becoming a hobby for serious competitors, who will buy a trailer grill worth thousands, a motor home, etc. I'm glad our goal is to just not get skunked! I have a few pictures, as we got a little busy to take alot of quality photos...
Today is unpack and cleanup- and I'm so whipped it's going to take a long time...