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Apple Habanero Pork Nuggets

These pork nuggets are finger food at its finest. After cubes of pork loin are deep fried to a crispy brown, they're tossed in a mixture of melted butter and one of the most popular flavors of our BBQ sauce. Serve as part of your game-day spread alongside toothpicks and plenty of napkins.


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Ingredients

4lbs of pork loin
1/2 stick (1/4 C.) butter
1 20oz bottle Head Country Bar-B-Q Sauce in Apple Habanero
Head Country Championship Seasoning in Original

Cooking Instructions

Trim the excess fat and silverskin from the pork loin. Cut the pork loin into 1-in steaks, then slice into 1-in strips lengthwise. To finish, cut the strips into 1-in cubes. This will ensure that the pieces will cook consistently and evenly.

Fill a large pot or deep fryer halfway with vegetable oil and heat to 350 degrees F. Fry batches of the cubes of pork loin for 5 to 6 minutes, maintaining the oil temperature between 325 degrees F to 350 degrees F.

Once the pork nuggets are browned on all sides, strain and remove from oil and place them into a large container. Season with Head Country Original Championship Seasoning. Use Head Country High Plains Heat for an added kick.

Melt butter in a saucepan over med-low heat. Add in one bottle of Head Country Bar-B-Q Sauce in Apple Habanero and stir until combined. Warm over medium-low heat for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Combine pork and sauce in a large bowl and toss or mix with a spoon until evenly coated. Serve with carrot sticks and celery sticks on the side.

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