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Phildelmar

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Leidy's pork roll Thu, 09/11/08 8:47 PM (permalink)
I have usually been satisfied with Leidy's pork products, and sometimes happily surprised. They are available in Redners Markets in Southern Chester County , PA, and Cecil County Md, where I work. I had tge opportunity to try their version of pork roll last week and found it to be great. It has a distinctive texture and flavor that sets it apart from the usual regional product which, I should note, I do not disparage. but, if you have access to it, give it a try. Ut incorporates bacon, which adds a great deal to the flavor
 
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    David_NYC

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    RE: Leidy's pork roll Thu, 09/11/08 10:07 PM (permalink)
    I wrote about about a 30 line essay about Leidy's and Redner's Markets. Before composing my essay, I must have made a typo in my login (I did not log into the site first, just hit the "Reply" button. Well, my essay got blown away.

    To summarize, I have bought the Leidy's pork roll at a Redner's Warehouse Market in Middletown, NY, and found it to be very tasty. A different style of pork roll from the Trenton-style (Taylor, Case, Loeffler.) Restaurant Depot sells Leidy's excellent bacon (both in 1 pound Cryovac packages and restaurant bulk packs) in the NYC area. Leidy's hams are also very good and show up from time-to-time in NYC supermarkets, as well as being almost always available at Redner's.

     
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      brittneal

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      RE: Leidy's pork roll Sat, 09/13/08 6:08 AM (permalink)
      I worked helping out on thanksgiving soup line for VOA in columbus many years back. We were serving a sit down full turkey meal(tickets were given out by churches and local shelters. We learned from previous years that we would have a ton of hungry homeless hanging around the are waiting for an 11 am start the the dinners. They got a ton of FDA commodities for the in house program Along w/the govt cheese, kilk, eggs,estc the recieved pullman sized tins or FDA approved govt tinned pork/ It was like an extra oily spam. If you grilled it all the gelitan binder would melt and it litterally fell apart! on a sandwich on a hot day you had a really juicy sandwich with pieces of loose gellatioous, chewy meat-kinda (gross). I digressed. We served sadwiches of it with coffee to give them a little brealfast.
      My question is the tinned meat anything like pork roll?
      britt
       
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        Phildelmar

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        RE: Leidy's pork roll Sat, 09/13/08 9:28 PM (permalink)
        I was in Redners market in Elkton, MD today and got 2 pounds of this for $3.28 a pound, which is good value for low shrinkage breakfast meat, which, as i previously noted, has a great flavor.
         
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          MikeS.

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          RE: Leidy's pork roll Sun, 09/14/08 3:21 AM (permalink)
          britt, no. Pork roll is a formed seasoned product w/o a lot of fat. kinda like a salami but lighter in color and flavor. I've had taylor's and another brand and I liked both.
           
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            brittneal

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            RE: Leidy's pork roll Sun, 09/14/08 7:36 AM (permalink)
            Thanks Mike. I did some back checking here and even found some pics. it does look like a fatty of color salami.
            Thanks
            brittt
             
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              leethebard

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              RE: Leidy's pork roll Sun, 09/14/08 7:47 AM (permalink)
              Phildelmar,
              You say it has a different taste from the two classic brands,Taylor and Case...in what way...does it clearly taste like what we would say is "pork Roll" in a blind taste test...or does it taste like something different????
               
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                Phildelmar

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                RE: Leidy's pork roll Sun, 09/14/08 8:03 AM (permalink)
                The texture is softer, less dense. The flavor is less salty. The addition of chopped bacon adds to the experience. It is eeasily distinguishable. As I said, I like the Taylor and Case products, but this is an interesting variation
                 
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                  leethebard

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                  RE: Leidy's pork roll Sun, 09/14/08 8:43 AM (permalink)
                  Yes,it does sound different...I'd like to try it...but with different ingredients I wonder if it's fair to call it "pork roll"?
                   
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