Hog father’s Old Fashioned BBQ, Washington, PA
I had the opportunity to attend an NRA gathering this weekend. I’ve been to many of these events this summer, as my girlfriend is currently running for State Senate in Washington County. Most of these meetings have average food, but this time, something was different.
Enjoy! Chef Chuck Kerber
Getting Grill Ready
The weather is perfect- it’s time to start grilling. If you’re like me, your grill has been sitting outside un-covered for a few months.
The first thing I do is hose off the outside of the grill- this removes most of the larger particles and debris. Then, I fill a bucket with hot, soapy water and begin to hand-wash the outside of the grill. If the surface of your grill is stainless steel, or has a painted coating, use a non-abrasive sponge to avoid scratches and permanent blemishes. Carefully wash off the soapy water and hand-dry with a cotton cloth.
Ribs aren’t always easy to make. If you’ve ever been to a dinner party, and bitten into a gristly, tough rib, you know what I mean. Everyone swears they have the secret to good ribs. My neighbor swears that if you boil your ribs before grilling them, they become tender and soft. The only problem is, all the good flavor from the ribs is going to be left behind in that pot of water. I met another woman who sprinkled her ribs with lemon Kool Aid; her ribs were excellent! So, if you’re looking for some ideas for great pork, baby-back ribs, give this a try.
The weather has finally broken- no more snow (hopefully), and the sunshine is on its way. It’s also time to dust of the grill, take the cover off, and get it ready for some cooking! There are a few things that need to be done before that first steak, or piece of chicken is cooked.