When you make 15lbs of pork for 2 people, you tend to get leftovers. Sure I could make less, but why waste that smoker space? I have to use the same amount of fuel anyways, and more meat doesn’t usually extend cooking time. It just makes more sense to make more meat. I have a vacuum sealer, and BBQ tends to freeze and reheat very well, especially pulled pork and brisket.
So on the Porkth of July II, I made a Pork Butt and a Picnic. That’s 15lbs of pork. Probably around 11lbs after it was cooked. So I made 3 large vacuum sealed bags and froze them.
On Sunday I pulled one of those bags out of the freezer. I heated up some hot water, and let the pork start to reheat inside the bag. Once it was unfrozen and warm, I put a spoonful in a wonton wrapper.
It was easy enough, but definitely time consuming. After I got a few trays worth, I sprayed them with some nonstick spray, and popped them in the oven for 10 minutes. What a great little snack to make with the leftover pork, and much less messy than the whole sandwich. I didn’t have any BBQ sauce left, so I ate them without dipping them, but next time I will be sure to have some prepared.
The pork tasted exactly as it did fresh on the 4th. Smokey, sweet, spicy, with a little tang of the vinegar. It went really well with the crunch of the crust.