EMCFA Cook Off - Got a win!

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EMCFA Cook Off - Got a win!

Postby Scott P » Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:31 am

The East Montgomery County Fair Association had their cook off this year. It was unsanctioned of course, but it still went on with the head judges coming in to volunteer their efforts. Team count was down, from the usual 110 to 82 teams. Still, that is a lot of teams. The 2019 cook of was cancelled after Imelda flooded the fairgrounds the day before early move-in. It was nice to return to some bit of normalcy, even if it was just for a weekend. Hopefully we don't have any COVID cases from the event.

It's my eighth time participating (2012 was my first year) and it's also the only cook off I do. We managed to snag a ninth place finish in chicken and we won first place in the open category. I've taken fifth and fourth previously in chicken (back in 2013 and 2014), but this is my first time actually taking first place in a category. Needless to say, it was pretty exciting, even if it was the open category and not one of the big three.

I made Sweet and Spicy Bacon Poppers. Smoked pork belly, pineapple and jalapeno, wrapped in brown sugar coated bacon, seasoned with Sucklebusters No Sugar BBQ Rub and my homemade ground mixed chile pepper then glazed with Sucklebusters Honey BBQ Glaze. I cooked them on a Weber kettle with a chunk of hickory. They were outstanding and we felt we had a winner. A lady in the stands during awards said she was a judge for those and really liked them.

The chicken was brined overnight, seasoned with Sucklebusters Championship rub, a light dusting of the mixed chile powder and glazed with Honey BBQ sauce. That combo was what placed int eh past, so I didn't change it much other than adding the mixed chile power for kick.

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Sweet and Spicy Bacon Poppers


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Chicken


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Re: EMCFA Cook Off - Got a win!

Postby 02ebz06 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:46 am

Congrats!!! :salut:

Nicely done...
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Postby OldUsedParts » Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:10 am

Way to go - - - we were gonna go browse the premises but decided against it because of "?well? "you know what" :whiteflag:
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Re: EMCFA Cook Off - Got a win!

Postby GTR » Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:32 am

A win is a win, congrats.
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Postby Norway Joe » Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:21 pm

Congrats. That's cool.

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Postby bsooner75 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:15 pm

That’s some pretty grub. Congratulations


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Postby Rambo » Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:40 pm

Congratulations Friend; great accomplishment
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Re: EMCFA Cook Off - Got a win!

Postby PitRust » Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:12 pm

They both look amazing. Congratulations!
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Postby GRailsback » Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:12 pm

Well done, that's always a great feeling.
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Postby Boots » Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:23 pm

Well done!! Man those poppers look some kind of good.
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Re: EMCFA Cook Off - Got a win!

Postby k.a.m. » Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:46 am

Congratulations Scott. :salut: :salut: :salut: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
Will I see you at the VFW this weekend?
I will be the head judge at their event.
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Postby OldUsedParts » Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:26 am

Is that the one at Porter, KAM :?:
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Postby k.a.m. » Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:45 am

OldUsedParts wrote:Is that the one at Porter, KAM :?:

Yes Sir on Cunningham road.
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Re: EMCFA Cook Off - Got a win!

Postby Scott P » Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:08 am

k.a.m. wrote:Congratulations Scott. :salut: :salut: :salut: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
Will I see you at the VFW this weekend?
I will be the head judge at their event.


Every year I want to do that event and every year something else comes up. This year were were camping in El Campo. How is that event? I saw some pictures and it looked like a good sized one.
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Re: EMCFA Cook Off - Got a win!

Postby k.a.m. » Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:45 am

Scott P wrote:
k.a.m. wrote:Congratulations Scott. :salut: :salut: :salut: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
Will I see you at the VFW this weekend?
I will be the head judge at their event.


Every year I want to do that event and every year something else comes up. This year were were camping in El Campo. How is that event? I saw some pictures and it looked like a good sized one.

It is an awesome event. We had 51 teams this year and the VFW paid down 6 places. This was my third year to head judge this event and it gets better every year.
Always remember slow and steady wins the race.



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