Brisket, It’s A Southern Thing
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I’ve lived in Michigan for nearly all my life but I spent the first year of my life (and many trips to visit family since) in Florida. My family jokes that it must have been quite a year because I’ve always had a taste for Southern dishes. I could eat fried green tomatoes every day, there is nothing looking a good bowl of grits and brisket is acceptable for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Brisket may not actually be a Southern thing (technically, brisket is simply meat from the shoulder of a cow) but the south has learned how to cook it to perfection.
They’ve also mastered the ability to pair it with just about anything for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is brisket and eggs, roasted brisket, bbq brisket, brisket in beer and let us not forget the almighty brisket and bacon. They marinade it, braise it, grill it and roast it. The South may not have invented, it but they certainly own it. Unfortunately, I can’t make the 1200 mile commute to Florida whenever I get a fancy for some well cooked brisket. Luckily Arby’s may have a good backup.
They recently released the Smokehouse Brisket Sandwich. It’s piled high with hickory smoked beef brisket, topped with smoked Gouda cheese, crispy onions, BBQ sauce and mayo served on a toasted, bakery-style bun. The key to a good brisket is slow cooking, with no shortcuts allowed because brisket is filled with so much connective tissue that it has to be cooked just so in order to get a tender result. After one bite, it was clear that the brisket on Arby’s new sandwich is smoked low and slow for at least 13 hours. My favorite part of the sandwich is the crispy onions and of course I had to add some of my favorite Horsey Sauce.
What’s your favorite part of the new Smokehouse Brisket Sandwich? Find an Arby’s near you.