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polarlys

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PORK ROLL ANYONE. Only US from NJ know what it is
« on: August 02, 2020, 11:08:33 AM »
Hey there.  Happy Corona days of August.
Thinking of something new here.   We here in NJ know and love our pork roll, Taylor ham or whatever it's called where you are.   To me it's all Pork roll and I want to try making some.   I think I have the basic process down and I'd like to smoke mine.   Sometimes I get it from a place in Pa. and they smoke it very nicely.   Not sure if I should smoke it before cooking or after.  I think the commercial brands use a liquid smoke additive.
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Re: PORK ROLL ANYONE. Only US from NJ know what it is
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2020, 04:13:55 PM »
Whatís a pork roll?

Off to google I go.......
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Re: PORK ROLL ANYONE. Only US from NJ know what it is
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2020, 08:04:13 PM »
Ahhhh Jeremy.   That is the 64,000$ question in this part of the country.   It's a ground pork sausage product with spices added.   May be smoked or not.   Around here it goes by the name pork roll or Taylor Ham, named after the guy who developed it in Trenton, NJ.  The farther you get away from New Joisey the harder it is to find and people never heard of it.   It's ground very fine and mixed to a consistency maybe close to a bologna.  It's usually packed into a cloth casing and I think either boiled or steam cooked.   When cool it's slice and enjoy .
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Re: PORK ROLL ANYONE. Only US from NJ know what it is
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2020, 10:20:07 PM »
Interesting, and interesting enough Iíll be asking some of my work colleagues in the Jersey area about it tomorrow!

As i was reading, I wondered if it was cased but you answered that! But sounds like you could really do some cool stuff with it based on what flavor profile you were wanting.

So, lets see some pics of your next pork roll!
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Re: PORK ROLL ANYONE. Only US from NJ know what it is
« Reply #4 on: Today at 09:35:48 AM »
Even here in NJ I sometimes find people that don't know it or (even worse) don't like it.   I feel sorry for them.   I like it fried with eggs but one of the best uses is pork roll, egg & cheese on a toasted bagel.   That's probably the best way.  Like many of the things we discuss and make here it's probably best not to be an every day diet health wise but it sure is good.   
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