It's really too bad that Father's Day brunch isn't a thing, because if it was, this would be an amazing thing to serve. While I don't know your dad, I do know he'd like this. You can also add maple syrup and butter to each pancake layer if you want to make it even more delicious.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
For the Pulled Pork:
For the Pancakes:

Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

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  • Mix salt, pepper, paprika, chipotle powder, garlic powder, and crushed fennel seeds together in a bowl.

  • Place pork in a shallow baking dish or pan, just large enough for it to fit with a few inches around the outside, and at least 2 to 3 inches deep. Coat pork all over with about 3/4 of the spice blend. Set the remaining spice mixture aside. Turn pork so it is fat-side up in the dish.

  • Roast in the preheated oven, uncovered, until a nice dark brown crust is achieved, about 30 minutes.

  • Remove from the oven and reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Pour maple syrup, cider vinegar, and water into the baking dish and over the pork. Grab the pork carefully with a pair of tongs and use to stir the braising liquid together. Cover the pan with heavy-duty foil, making sure it's sealed tightly.

  • Continue to bake pork in the preheated oven until fork-tender, about 3 hours more.

  • Let the pork rest, uncovered, for about 20 minutes. Shred with 2 forks. Stir the pork into the braising liquid. Taste and adjust the seasoning with the reserved spice blend if necessary.

  • Mix flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a bowl with a whisk until thoroughly combined, about 30 seconds. Add eggs, buttermilk, and 3 tablespoons melted butter; whisk until just combined. Let batter rest for 10 minutes.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a large pan over medium-high heat. Drop batter in the hot butter and cook until browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip and continue to cook until golden, 1 to 2 minutes more. Repeat with remaining batter.

  • Transfer 1 pancake onto a serving plate and top with as much pork as you see fit, along with accumulated juices. Top with another pancake, more pork with its juices, and one more pancake. Repeat with remaining pancakes and pork. Serve.

Chef's Notes:

If your pork butt was butterflied to remove the bone, definitely season the inside of that as well.

You can prepare the pork ahead of time and just reheat as you're making your pancakes.

You can use milk instead of buttermilk for the pancakes, in which case you can omit baking soda.

Nutrition Facts

821.5 calories; 50.2 g protein; 62.8 g carbohydrates; 215.7 mg cholesterol; 2209 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2020
Father's Day brunch is now a thing. I started by smoking the pork butt, since I am the Bram Stoker of my hardwood smoker. We served it on cornmeal waffles, with a fried egg... and a strawberry for the photo. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2020
Father's Day brunch is now a thing. I started by smoking the pork butt, since I am the Bram Stoker of my hardwood smoker. We served it on cornmeal waffles, with a fried egg... and a strawberry for the photo. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2020
Fantastic recipe, it was delicious. We made the recipe as directed and loved it. Ate the leftover pork the next day with a little SFQ BBQ sauce. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2020
Wow this is an amazing recipe! Made it for my husband for Father's day yesterday and my hubby LOVED IT , along with the rest of the family. We swapped the pancakes out for overnight that I swapped out some flour for cornmeal. Super crunchy yumminess . The pork was super awesome smoky, juicy, fall apart flavor bomb! Do not wait to make this it is worth it! Read More
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