County Fair Pork Kabobs are a staple and tradition at our local fair. They also make a great easy meal at home served with sticky rice!
There are so many things I miss about the 2020 Johnson County Fair being modified or getting the Corona Axe. To make the best of it like our hardworking extension staff and fair board did was to replicate as best I could ALL the fair food that we love.
These are great for quick dinners with a side of sticky rice. Serve with a quick veggie and it pleases everyone!
County Fair Pork Kabobs
These are so easy to make with just 2 simple ingredients most people keep in the pantry. I’m still kind of in shock of the combination. Brown sugar and cajun seasoning make these kabobs taste just like the ones sold by the Chinese food truck at our fair.
This sentence just makes no sense to me:
Brown sugar and cajun seasoning make these kabobs taste just like the ones sold by the Chinese food truck at our fair.
I can’t even begin to figure out why a sugar and cajun seasoning makes an almost teriyaki flavored pork nugget! But then it works so I won’t question it and neither should you!
These do need to marinate for at least 45 minutes. You will pat the pork chunks dry then add them to the dry brown sugar and cajun seasoning mixture. After about 10 minutes the sugar will start to dissolve in the moisture from the pork and will make a syrupy liquid for them to soak in.
Then pop them on the grill!
County Fair Pork Kabobs
- skewers for grilling
- 2 pound pork - cubed Loin works best
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 4 teaspoons cajun seasoning we use Tony Chachere's: Creole Original Seasoning
- Combine the brown sugar and cajun seasoning in a bowl large enough to hold the pork.
- Pat dry the pork cubes and place in the seasoning mixture - stir to coat the pork, or you can use a sealable bowl and shake.
- Allow pork to sit in the seasoning mix for at least 45 minutes -after about 10 minutes the sugar will start to dissolve in the moisture from the pork and will create a syrupy liquid as it marinates
- Place marinated pork cubes on your skewers and reserve the remaining marinade that is now a liquid in a small bowl to brush on the kabobs as they cook.
- With grill on medium-low heat cook the kabobs turning and brushing with extra marinade - keep in mind as you brush the marinade on that it needs to cook and not to brush it on as you take the kabobs off of the heat.
- Kabobs are done when internal temperature of 145°