The other day I got a call from a person a Yelp.com. They were organizing a party to celebrate the opening of the Orange County Fair. The party title was "Bacon Bash"and all of the vendors their were to serve bacon themed dishes. We were contacted because they heard about Bigmista's Barbecue and their Pig Candy and MOINK Balls. So after some hemming and hawing because we had a market and another catering gig the same day, we reluctantly accepted the invitation. When we heard that there would be over 400 people there, we realized the scope of what we had to do. We had to make over 400 MOINK Balls!!
I contacted Larry Gaian at the International MOINK Ball Appreciation Society (yes, there is such an organization) and asked if this would be a record for the most MOINKs in one cook. He said as far as he knows it is. So we set off to get this done.
Here is what we started with:
That's about 30 lbs of meatballs and 42 lbs. of thick sliced bacon (some of which was for pig candy).
Here is the first batch wrapped:
Here are some in our Medium Spicewine cooker:
Here are more in our Large Spicewine cooker:
When it was all said and done, we cooked 480 MOINK Balls and 250 pieces of pig candy. A new record!!
We served it with a Blueberry Chipotle sauce that was inspired by Larry Gaian and Allison Osorio. It was a big hit at the party! With that being said, I never want to do that again!!!