Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Traditional Fourth of July Recipes

Are you ready for your Independence Day celebration?

Then make sure that you know how to make potato salad and pork barbecue because they're your traditional 4th of July recipes that you can serve outdoors for your own Independence Day party.

Traditionally a time for barbecues and picnics. The fresh outdoors of parks and open spaces are the best places to watch fireworks and eat American food favorites such as hot dogs and hamburgers.

What can you serve?

First, you can prepare some coleslaw as a side to baby back ribs; or our favorite, some potato salad that complements your pork barbecue, whose recipe on how to cook we give below.

Potato Salad Recipe:
6 medium boiled potatoes; 2 small onions, minced; 3 sweet pickles, minced; 1 jar pimientos, drained and minced; salt and pepper; mayonnaise; 1 teaspoon prepared mustard

Peel boiled potatoes and cut into bite-sized pieces. Add onions, pickles, pimientos, salt and pepper. Flavor the mayonnaise with mustard and mix enough into the potato mixture to bind it.

Pork Barbecue Recipe:
5 pounds bone-in pork loin roast; 1 medium onion, sliced, separated into rings; 2 garlic cloves, sliced; 4 whole garlic cloves; 2 cups barbecue sauce; 1 teaspoon lemon juice; 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar; Tabasco sauce to taste

Place the pork in a slow cooker. Top with the onion, sliced garlic and whole garlic cloves. Do not add any liquid.

Cook on High for 5 hours or until the pork pulls apart easily. Remove to a platter to cool. Pull the pork apart and place in a large skillet or Dutch oven.

Add the Barbecue Sauce, lemon juice, red wine vinegar and Tabasco sauce. Cook over medium heat until bubbles.

Happy Independence Day!