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Old 12-08-2015, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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I had my husband stop for salt pork yesterday. He came home with it but also with a package of sliced pork back fat. I am embarrassed to say I have never used it before and I am a little stymied with what to do with it.
What do you, I mean those out there in CD land, use it for? I searched for recipes and maybe I am doing something wrong but I'm not coming up with much. Any push in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-08-2015, 12:02 PM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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I've seen it added to beans. You could use it in the process of making homemade sausage (I know not for everybody). You could melt it down and make your own lard.

Read more here
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatback
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Old 12-08-2015, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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I knew about it used in sausages but not sure I am ready to make my own yet.
Interesting about about green beans. I don't suppose anyone has done that before and would share with me? Please.
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Old 12-08-2015, 12:57 PM
 
Location: St Thomas, USVI - Seattle, WA - Gulf Coast, TX
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It's a classic cassoulet ingredient. Perfect winter dish!
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Old 12-08-2015, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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It's a classic cassoulet ingredient. Perfect winter dish!
This is right up my cooking alley! Next cold day I have time I will be trying to conquer cassoulet making!
I did a bit more reading and I think I am getting I can use it in place of salt pork. And if I read right I can make cracklings? Might be fun to try.
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Old 12-08-2015, 03:10 PM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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I knew about it used in sausages but not sure I am ready to make my own yet.
Interesting about about green beans. I don't suppose anyone has done that before and would share with me? Please.
I actually meant regular beans. Like pork and beans or red beans and rice or in this case Pinto beans
Southern Style Pinto Beans Recipe - Food.com

But after a google search I came up on this recipe which is actually green beans
http://www.countryliving.com/food-dr...ecipe-clv1110/

And there is actually a band called beans and fatback, LOL

Last edited by gguerra; 12-08-2015 at 03:18 PM..
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Old 12-10-2015, 10:39 PM
 
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I had my husband stop for salt pork yesterday. He came home with it but also with a package of sliced pork back fat. I am embarrassed to say I have never used it before and I am a little stymied with what to do with it.
What do you, I mean those out there in CD land, use it for? I searched for recipes and maybe I am doing something wrong but I'm not coming up with much. Any push in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.
just use it like bacon....

My great grandfather used to eat a couple slices of fried fatback on a sourdough biscuit every morning for breakfast.

Any recipe that calls for pork fat....Cajun food, Mexican Food, Casseroles, etc.
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:59 AM
 
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fat back is similar to salt pork,,,but fattier,,,

its mostly used for flavoring,,,,for beans, veggies,

fat is flavor,,,,so you can use it where-ever you want
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Old 12-11-2015, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Thanks everyone! I'm glad he brought it home!
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Old 12-16-2015, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach FL
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I use it to flavor black eyed peas. For hoppin' John. Traditional New Year's day dish where I live. Always served with some collards - rice - and corn muffins. I am very superstitious about eating this meal on New Year's day (it's supposed to bring health/wealth/other good things - and it hasn't failed me yet ). Robyn

P.S. Fresh black eyed peas - which I can get here this time of the year - are about 1000 times better than canned.
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