South Carolina Barbecue Hash
“Carolina Hash, looked down upon by those who haven’t tasted it, is nothing more than liquid sausage. If you like sausage , then you should like hash.”
- Lake E. High, Founder SC BBQ Assoc.
SC BBQ Hash can be found at nearly half of all SC BBQ joints.
“Hash originated prior to the Civil War in counties on either side of the Savannah River, which forms the border between Georgia and South Carolina.”
- Robert F Moss, BBQ Editor Southern Living
"The origins of hash can be traced to enslaved Africans who devised ways to make tasty dishes out of the undesirable ‘offal’ meats.” -Saddler Taylor, Folklorist
“Other theories point to German settlers in the state who brought with them the tradition of grinding meat for gravy.” -Saddler Taylor, Folklorist
Another possibility is that people simply made hash as a way to avoid wasting parts of an animal they went to considerable effort (and expense) to raise.
“At one time, dedicated ‘Hash Houses’ peppered the state. They were established by textile mill owners interested in luring farmers to their towns.” -Libby Wiersema, Author
Dukes Bar-B-Que Hash Recipe
Boston Butt, cooked
Mustard-based BBQ Sauce
Apple Cider Vinegar
Sauté the Raw Ingredients
Sauté onions with potatoes in a little oil until onions are tender. Stir in black pepper. Pull pork and add to potatoes and onions.
Boil, Mix, Reduce
Fill with water. Cook until potatoes are done. Blend. Add BBQ sauce, ketchup, vinegar, spices. Simmer until it's the consistency of thick soup.
Hash is most often served over white rice; however, in some parts of the state it is served on bread or even over pulled pork.
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