Best Pork Roll (taylor ham) sandwich

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RE: Best Pork Roll (taylor ham) sandwich 2008/09/16 08:01:28 (permalink)
I prefer the Taylor version over any other version and can always tell when a place isn't using it. That's why I hate when places call it Taylor Ham, yet they clearly are not using taylor ham. The other brands just seem to lack flavor to me. I have not tried the Leidy's, but if I see it out I'll give it a whirl. I don't think I have come across it in NJ. I'll keep an eye out for it.

And Ort. Carlton, is livermush similar to scrapple? Because if so there are many places in New Jersey that make belly buster breakfast sandwiches with pork roll, scrapple, bacon, and sausage all on a roll with eggs. Nanny's Kitchen in North Plainfield, NJ is one of them if she still has it on the menu. If not, she'll make it for you. In south jersey that's a more popular combination
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RE: Best Pork Roll (taylor ham) sandwich 2008/09/17 20:51:51 (permalink)
I agree on the Taylor issue. Case or Trenton just don't compare. They shrink far too much and seem to rely more on salt than smoke for their flavor
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RE: Best Pork Roll (taylor ham) sandwich 2008/09/17 23:21:18 (permalink)
Case is OK, but Taylor is best...when it comes to pork roll,"taylor made" is the best!!
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RE: Best Pork Roll (taylor ham) sandwich 2008/09/18 00:22:32 (permalink)
Because of this thread, I have noticed, Taylor Pork Roll available at Central Market in Dallas. Probably other stores as well.
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RE: Best Pork Roll (taylor ham) sandwich 2008/09/18 01:31:34 (permalink)
Try it,you'll like it
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RE: Best Pork Roll (taylor ham) sandwich 2008/09/18 09:08:20 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Twinwillow

Because of this thread, I have noticed, Taylor Pork Roll available at Central Market in Dallas. Probably other stores as well.


Twin definitely try it. I get mine with american cheese and ketchup. Some people prefer mustard or plain.
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RE: Best Pork Roll (taylor ham) sandwich 2008/09/18 10:21:09 (permalink)
I love Taylor ham & cheese, Taylor ham egg and cheese, almost always with saltpepperketsup on a round roll. Some times I ask for it on plain white bread, no toast that's the way we would have it at home as a kid. My Dad is a mustard guy I like it that way too.

But my big bone of contention with this thread is... I could never bring my self to utter the phrase I'll have a pork roll egg and cheese, I know they may not be serving Taylor ham but I have been ordering it as a Taylor ham all my life and I always will. I ask you all please grant me this small indulgence
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RE: Best Pork Roll (taylor ham) sandwich 2008/09/18 10:35:02 (permalink)
Alesrus,

Sorry No can do with the taylor ham call. I am sorry, but I refuse. I have called it pork roll all my life. It irks me to hear it called taylor ham. I have this debate with North Jersey people all the time. In fact, I dumped my ex because she refused to change her taylor ham ordering ways Completely kidding...sort of
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RE: Best Pork Roll (taylor ham) sandwich 2008/09/18 10:58:34 (permalink)
It is funny that such a regional food has it's own
inter-regional idiosyncrasies. How ever it is ordered it is still a great sandwich.

Hey How about the other great breakfast sandwich?

The BACON EGG and CHEESE on a hard roll with saltpepperketsup?
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RE: Best Pork Roll (taylor ham) sandwich 2008/09/18 11:09:50 (permalink)
It's funny I do like bacon egg and cheese sandwiches, but for some reason I always opt for the pork roll/taylor ham sandwich instead. Unless I'm someplace where that is not an option. Then I go bacon egg and cheese
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RE: Best Pork Roll (taylor ham) sandwich 2008/09/18 11:19:29 (permalink)
If they don't have pork roll my second choice would be Sausage patty,egg and cheese,preferably on that crispy kaiser roll...too many places sell you rubbery bacon for me to order it on a regular basis!...but pork roll is my breakfast sandwich meat of choice!
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RE: Best Pork Roll (taylor ham) sandwich 2008/09/18 16:13:18 (permalink)
Pork roll/Taylor ham, never heard of it, could I find it in the Midwest? Does it taste like anything else? Capicola? Soprasetta? Mortadella? I don't like ham, so would I even like it if I could find it?
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RE: Best Pork Roll (taylor ham) sandwich 2008/09/18 16:17:33 (permalink)
stricken it is hard to explain what it tastes like. But not like any of those other meats you mentioned. It's a breakfast meat so it is similar to a bacon, sausage, canadian bacon combination than those others. Many online sites sell it, but not for cheap. Here is one

http://www.jerseyporkroll.com/products.htm

If you google pork roll or taylor ham you should find more sites. I have seen it spreading to other states recently so it might be moving to a city near you. haha
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RE: Best Pork Roll (taylor ham) sandwich 2008/09/18 16:19:04 (permalink)
Stricken-I think the Sendiks in Brookfield has it....by the deli section.
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RE: Best Pork Roll (taylor ham) sandwich 2008/09/18 16:20:57 (permalink)
I always find it by the sausage and bacon in local supermarkets.
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RE: Best Pork Roll (taylor ham) sandwich 2008/09/18 16:46:26 (permalink)
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Pork roll/Taylor ham, never heard of it, could I find it in the Midwest? Does it taste like anything else? Capicola? Soprasetta? Mortadella? I don't like ham, so would I even like it if I could find it?

Although there are many who disagree with me, Taylor pork roll, sometimes called taylor ham (for some unknown reason), tastes to me a lot like a salty, more compressed Treet or Spam.
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RE: Best Pork Roll (taylor ham) sandwich 2008/09/18 23:52:11 (permalink)
Spam is nothing more than the cold cut "spiced ham" in a chunk...and I don't think too many people would EVER say Taylor Pork Roll tastes like spiced ham, more salty or not!! I've been eating pork roll for well over 55 years and never made that comparison!
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RE: Best Pork Roll (taylor ham) sandwich 2008/09/19 12:17:04 (permalink)
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Spam is nothing more than the cold cut "spiced ham" in a chunk...and I don't think too many people would EVER say Taylor Pork Roll tastes like spiced ham, more salty or not!! I've been eating pork roll for well over 55 years and never made that comparison!

Hey, it's not my fault that you've spent all those years eating Taylor pork roll and still haven't made that comparison.
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RE: Best Pork Roll (taylor ham) sandwich 2008/09/19 12:42:11 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Michael Hoffman
Although there are many who disagree with me, Taylor pork roll, sometimes called taylor ham (for some unknown reason), tastes to me a lot like a salty, more compressed Treet or Spam.


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RE: Best Pork Roll (taylor ham) sandwich 2008/09/19 12:42:52 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

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Originally posted by leethebard

Spam is nothing more than the cold cut "spiced ham" in a chunk...and I don't think too many people would EVER say Taylor Pork Roll tastes like spiced ham, more salty or not!! I've been eating pork roll for well over 55 years and never made that comparison!

Hey, it's not my fault that you've spent all those years eating Taylor pork roll and still haven't made that comparison.



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RE: Best Pork Roll (taylor ham) sandwich 2008/09/19 18:28:18 (permalink)
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Originally posted by annpeeples

Stricken-I think the Sendiks in Brookfield has it....by the deli section.
This is on Capitol by the Loaf & Jug, correct? We will have to give it a try, my mom is a connoisseur of breakfast meats, and meat in general.

Ann, do you know of anyone who carries braunschweiger with the onions & parsley in it?
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RE: Best Pork Roll (taylor ham) sandwich 2008/09/20 08:53:55 (permalink)
When I was living in NNJ I always called it Taylor Ham, but since moving to Monmouth County I've noticed that people from Central NJ call it pork roll.

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RE: Best Pork Roll (taylor ham) sandwich 2008/09/20 12:40:42 (permalink)
I hardly ever hear Taylor Ham!!!!
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RE: Best Pork Roll (taylor ham) sandwich 2008/09/20 18:45:05 (permalink)
I've been watching this thread for quite a while now, which is in the Lunch and Dinner Forum, to see if there are any establishments that have found unique ways to serve this menu item. Unless I am missing something, there really aren't any places doing more than what you can do in your own kitchen. I notice a lot of people are talking about eggs, but are they putting eggs on for sandwiches served at lunch and dinner? Some establishments have been mentioned as serving thick slices from loaves. A few others have been mentioned as serving sandwiches with various condiments. But nothing too creative.

Even though Taylor Pork Roll was sold in delis as a luncheon meat (and served cold) where I grew up in NYC (and even the posted price list read "Taylor Ham"), the first time I had it for a lunch/dinner sandwich was at the Taylor Provisions Company's booth in the Better Living Pavilion at the 1964-65 New York World's Fair. They simply grilled it and served it on a hamburger bun. I have prepared it the same way ever since. I can't even remember if they had any condiments available.
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RE: Best Pork Roll (taylor ham) sandwich 2008/09/20 20:32:12 (permalink)
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Originally posted by David_NYC

I've been watching this thread for quite a while now, which is in the Lunch and Dinner Forum, to see if there are any establishments that have found unique ways to serve this menu item. Unless I am missing something, there really aren't any places doing more than what you can do in your own kitchen. I notice a lot of people are talking about eggs, but are they putting eggs on for sandwiches served at lunch and dinner?



Not all that creative, but I put a slice on the grill, with a thin slice of onion on top, let both cook, then serve on a nice roll with some cheese.
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RE: Best Pork Roll (taylor ham) sandwich 2008/09/20 20:49:33 (permalink)
My way, also not terribly innovative, is to always buy it by the roll, slice it thickly, more thickly than the packaged slices, and use Dijon mustard. I also substitute it for kosher salami in Alan King's salami and eggs recipe, heretic that I am.In defence, I should mention that kosher deli meats are not easily found in northern Delaware
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RE: Best Pork Roll (taylor ham) sandwich 2008/09/21 07:49:29 (permalink)
Stricken-yes thats the one.I have seen the braunschweiger you mentioned, but cant remember.I will keep my eye out for you...
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RE: Best Pork Roll (taylor ham) sandwich 2008/09/21 08:17:10 (permalink)
If I counted back five or six generations - to the 18th century - I'd find an ancestor from Jersey. As a matter of fact, a lot of my family is buried there. But I've lived all my life in the Southwest or South. During a long night at the Newark airport forty years ago I tried a Taylor Pork roll sandwich from the cold case out of boredom. It was okay and I wondered about the name. The name stuck but not necessarily because I was that much taken with the sandwich.

Cut forward to a much more recent time. I saw presliced packages, eight thin or four thick of Taylor Pork roll, at my local grocery store (atlanta, GA) and also chubs. I tried it and liked it. Buy it as a treat every so often. I also like Spam which I think is quite different. Neither is like sliced ham of any stripe to me. Never had TPR in a sandwich since that night at the airport. I like it fried and served as a breakfast meat with a splash of vinegar.

I put up several posts on another thread about TPR. Been a long time now since I was any where near New Jersey. If I ever get back that way again maybe I'll hunt for a sandwich shop, or for the other brand, is that Case?
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RE: Best Pork Roll (taylor ham) sandwich 2008/09/21 09:36:36 (permalink)
Yes,Case is similar...and I agree 100%...Pork roll is not and never has tasted like spam..again,which is spiced ham...looks and tastes very different!!!
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RE: Best Pork Roll (taylor ham) sandwich 2008/09/21 10:42:51 (permalink)
Besides Taylor and Case pork roll, there is the Trenton brand. It bears no resemblance to Spam either. Taylor rules!. pb

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