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Dudes’ Food: 2018 Edition

Dudes' Food: 2018 Edition! Our annual tradition where the men create, prepare and cook original dishes and the whole family tastes and votes for our faves!
Well, here it is: The results of our latest Dudes’ Food: 2018 edition! The women in our family are wondering why we ever cook?! We should turn the kitchen completely over to the men, because I’m telling ya, this year’s Dudes’ Food was GOOD. Like fork-in-hand, smokin’ hot, lick-the-plate, stuff-your-face-with-seconds-and-thirds GOOD.

If you’re new to the blog, here’s the deal. About once a year, we hold an event we call “Dudes’ Food.” The guys in our family each cook some kind of original dish with no help from the women. We then taste them all, vote for our faves and give prizes to the winners. Sounds simple, but hey, we take this thing very seriously. There is often months of planning, scheming and recipe testing involved. Bragging rights for the next year are at stake, you know.

Dudes' Food: 2018 Edition! Our annual tradition where the men create, prepare and cook original dishes and the whole family tastes and votes for our faves!
And so, here we present Dudes’ Food: 2018 Edition, with a quick explanation of the winning dish. Patrick (Sarah’s husband) was the overall winner, with wayyyyy more votes than any other dish. We promise, there was no favoritism. No lie…Pat’s dish, which he named “Eternal Glory Pork,” was unreal.

Dudes' Food: 2018 Edition! Our annual tradition where the men create, prepare and cook original dishes and the whole family tastes and votes for our faves!
He first tasted something like it when he and Sarah went to Southeast Asia with Andrew and Beth (my son and daughter-in-law) a few years ago. They were way up in the Banaue rice terraces in the Philippines, at an off-the-beaten-path resort that a local had recommended. It was off-season, so they had the resort entirely to themselves.

The owner offered to make them some food, which turned out to be this amazing sweet pork dish. They devoured it and tried to get the recipe, which was completely lost in translation with the language barriers. They came home, and Pat has been trying to replicate it ever since…

We think he has done it. His “Eternal Glory Pork” has got to be tasted to be believed. It is DIVINE. Eternal Glory could possibly be at stake here. It’s that good.

To say we were impressed with this years’ entries is an understatement. There wasn’t a bad dish in the bunch. Standing ovations to all the guys who participated. Bragging rights all around. And so, may we present Dudes’ Food: 2018 Edition…

Eternal Glory Pork by Patrick (First Place Winner) *Get the recipe at the bottom. Super healthy šŸ˜‰

Dudes' Food: 2018 Edition! Our annual tradition where the men create, prepare and cook original dishes and the whole family tastes and votes for our faves!

Chili Lime Santa Maria Tri-Tip by Mark (Second Place Winner)

Dudes' Food: 2018 Edition! Our annual tradition where the men create, prepare and cook original dishes and the whole family tastes and votes for our faves!

EZ’s Special Sauce and Lil’ Smokies (Third Place Winner – and he’s 7 years old. Woot Woot!)

Dudes' Food: 2018 Edition! Our annual tradition where the men create, prepare and cook original dishes and the whole family tastes and votes for our faves!

The Pounded Breast Sandwich by Matt (The “Boobie” Prize for obvious reasons)

Dudes' Food: 2018 Edition! Our annual tradition where the men create, prepare and cook original dishes and the whole family tastes and votes for our faves!

Chocolate Dr. Pepper Milkshakes by Taylor

Dudes' Food: 2018 Edition! Our annual tradition where the men create, prepare and cook original dishes and the whole family tastes and votes for our faves!

Meatball Sub Poppers by Bryce

Dudes' Food: 2018 Edition! Our annual tradition where the men create, prepare and cook original dishes and the whole family tastes and votes for our faves!

Donald’s Delicacy: Making Shrimp Great Again by Andrew

Dudes' Food: 2018 Edition! Our annual tradition where the men create, prepare and cook original dishes and the whole family tastes and votes for our faves!

Lasagna Grilled Cheese by Jeff

Dudes' Food: 2018 Edition! Our annual tradition where the men create, prepare and cook original dishes and the whole family tastes and votes for our faves!

It’s Samon Man by Paul

Dudes' Food: 2018 Edition! Our annual tradition where the men create, prepare and cook original dishes and the whole family tastes and votes for our faves!

Sweeeeet Rolls by Ronnie

Dudes' Food: 2018 Edition! Our annual tradition where the men create, prepare and cook original dishes and the whole family tastes and votes for our faves!

German Apple Pancakes by Will

Dudes' Food: 2018 Edition! Our annual tradition where the men create, prepare and cook original dishes and the whole family tastes and votes for our faves!

Crazy Mexican Mess by Shaun

Dudes' Food: 2018 Edition! Our annual tradition where the men create, prepare and cook original dishes and the whole family tastes and votes for our faves!

Pasta alla Carbonara by Josh

Dudes' Food: 2018 Edition! Our annual tradition where the men create, prepare and cook original dishes and the whole family tastes and votes for our faves!

Hawaiian Bliss by Drew

Dudes' Food: 2018 Edition! Our annual tradition where the men create, prepare and cook original dishes and the whole family tastes and votes for our faves!

Kardiac Arrest Deep-Fried Pizza by Kyle

Dudes' Food: 2018 Edition! Our annual tradition where the men create, prepare and cook original dishes and the whole family tastes and votes for our faves!

Patrick's Eternal Glory Pork

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 8-10

Ingredients

    Brown Sugar Glaze
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1-2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • Pork
  • 1 container Kirkland Smoked Pulled Pork (from Costco)
  • Olive oil
  • 1-2 jalapeƱos
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (more or less as needed)
  • Cayenne pepper to taste

Instructions

    Brown Sugar Glaze
  1. Put all ingredients in a small saucepan and heat over medium low until brown sugar dissolves and caramelizes.
  2. Pork
  3. Place smoked pork into a frying pan with a little olive oil and fry until it hardens around the edges.
  4. Drizzle pork with the sugary goodness. It should be a syrupy consistency. Toss to combine.
  5. Finely dice jalapeƱos and add to the pork. Add soy sauce, more brown sugar if desired and cayenne.
  6. Heat and continue stirring to coat pork with glaze.
  7. Remove form heat and let pork sit for several minutes. This helps the stickiness set up.
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