Saturday, March 21, 2009

Grandaddy's BBQ

Every year at Christmas time my Grandaddy from South Carolina would pit BBQ a hog. He built his own pit out behind the garage and he would roast the whole hog for about a day or two. It was always an exciting event. I remember as a kid it being a really big deal. One year the hog's head was in the kitchen and us cousins dared each other to touch it's eyeball! ha! GROSS! Grandaddy would sit out back all day guarding the hog, basting it every once in a while with his "secret" sauce. We would all be salivating for hours in anticipation. There was always plenty left over, and we would bring it home and freeze it, pulling it out when we wanted an extra special treat.

(Grandaddy roasting a hog)

Grandaddy made the best BBQ sauce ever! Some say it's a secret family recipe. I'm not really sure, all I know is that I am one of only a few who posses it. I only make it maybe once or twice a year (David says I need to make it more often) but it's always a treat. I usually cook the pork about 12-18 hours, so we're smelling it a good day before we actually get to eat it! The sauce is vinegar based, not tomato. A good 'ol Southern recipe with lots of pepper! Every kind of pepper almost!
It's heavenly!


  1. This looks like a great bbq sandwich. Maybe a Saturday treat sometime at our house?

  2. Excuse me while I wipe the saliva off my chin !!

  3. LOVE the photo of your grandaddy !!!!


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