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Old 12-30-2011, 06:22 AM
 
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Does anyone know where I can get hog jowl? I live in the Fair Lakes area and have looked in pretty much all of the grocery stores near me. Since I only eat it once a year, I am willing to travel a good ways to get it for New Years day.
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:33 AM
 
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From what others have said here, the little butcher shop in Del Ray, Alexandria, called Let's Meat on the Marketplace would probably have it.
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:57 AM
 
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There are 9 farms in Loudoun that are listed as having pork on the Buy Fresh Buy Local - Virginia - Buy Local Virginia website. Pretty sure they will have what you need.

http://www.buylocalvirginia.org/sear...8&keyword=pork

So, I'm intrigued, as I have never had hog jowl (but have never turned down any part of a pig). How is it normally prepared or eaten?
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:00 AM
 
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Just about any of the large Korean groceries should have that - might be frozen though.
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:18 AM
 
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So, I'm intrigued, as I have never had hog jowl (but have never turned down any part of a pig). How is it normally prepared or eaten?
My grandmother always cooked it like bacon. It always looked like a shorter, thicker piece of bacon. Obviously it tastes pretty much like bacon. She would fry a bunch of it at once in an electric skillet.
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:54 AM
 
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Perhaps at a Bottom Dollar (formerly Food Lion)?
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:52 PM
 
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Just noticed in the Harris Teeter online flyer for tomorrow that they have Smithfield hog jowls on sale. Who would have thunk it???? I guess you use it for flavoring vegetables and dried beans??
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:37 AM
 
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Just ask any of your supermarket butchers. Or go to the asian markets (GrandMart, Great Wall, or H Mart), they can get it for you at decent price. I get a doormat sized slab of pork belly from them for around $2.40 a pound.

If they don't have it, they can get it for you smoked, cured or fresh.

Sometimes you have to ask or look for "Jowl Bacon"

Look online if you need a recipe for Guanciale - Mmmmm

When the economy collapses and societal order dissolves, the man who knows how to make bacon will be well respected!
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