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RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2005/06/09 12:25:04 (permalink)
My eldest daughters wedding is in 10 days, the anticipation is killin me, sis is bringing pretzels, my brother is haulin porkroll in his luggage and dad is bringing drink-a-toast and hot sauce
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RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2005/06/09 12:39:48 (permalink)
Now there's a memory - Taylor Pork Roll! When we were kids, Mom used to have her meat and cold cuts delivered from a real NY butcher shop, and each week, she'd get 1 lb of "Taylor Ham" as she called it. Sliced thin, it was great on bread with loads of mustard. Try fying it for a really nice, crispy, salty treat. Saw the pre-packed Taylor Roll in a Stop and Shop recently and had to buy it - same familiar speckled look, same nice sharp taste, but sliced WAY too thick for me. If I decide to re-visit this memory again, I'll find a good deli/butcher counter and get it thinly sliced.
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RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2005/06/09 12:44:07 (permalink)
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Originally posted by PaulBPool

Now there's a memory - Taylor Pork Roll! When we were kids, Mom used to have her meat and cold cuts delivered from a real NY butcher shop, and each week, she'd get 1 lb of "Taylor Ham" as she called it. Sliced thin, it was great on bread with loads of mustard. Try fying it for a really nice, crispy, salty treat. Saw the pre-packed Taylor Roll in a Stop and Shop recently and had to buy it - same familiar speckled look, same nice sharp taste, but sliced WAY too thick for me. If I decide to re-visit this memory again, I'll find a good deli/butcher counter and get it thinly sliced.


In most places that sell it, you can still buy whole rolls and slice it yourself. The whole ones sold at retail, though, are smaller in diameter than the pre-sliced--about 3 inches. At Publix in FL where my Mom still buys it, I believe the pre-sliced comes in a thick-sliced and thin-sliced version like bacon does these days. Personally, I kind of like it thick although, as you say, in my childhood it was thinner. I don't think the taste has changed at all.
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RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2005/06/10 19:00:44 (permalink)
I used to absolutely love going to the Taylor Pork Roll restaurant on the boardwalk in Atlantic City! They made it on a conveyor belt (with pork roll 'buckled in' some sort of cage-like contraption to keep from falling off as it 'spun' around) that of course I can't describe properly. I worked one summer at Planter's Peanuts candy counter, and quite often would take my dinner break at Taylor's. I'd sit at the counter and have a freshly-made pork roll sandwich.

Please don't forget about Case's Pork Roll, which is also very good! Here is their website: http://home.att.net/~caseporkrollstore/
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RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2005/06/12 01:13:43 (permalink)
There was a joint on the boardwalk, in Wildwood, N.J. I think it was right below Pine Ave., in North Wildwood and it was called "TAYLOR PORK ROLL", that was it, with or without cheese, plus drinks. Done a flat top, served on a toasted burger bun, some French's yellow on top - Great!
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RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2005/06/12 09:52:27 (permalink)
Used to go to Cape May, NJ every summer when the kids were younger. One of the big highlights of our 2-wk stay was always at least one visit to the Taylor Pork Roll shop right on the boardwalk next to the convention center. Pretty much exactly like the one chef joe describes in Wildwood. Don't know if it's still there, but sure brings back some great summertime memories!

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RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2005/06/12 11:25:55 (permalink)
I don't think we ever had porkroll for breakfast.. usually as a dinner sandwich with sides of fries and baked beans,or chopped into baked bean cassarole served over whitebread, or chopped into a "western" ommolet with peppers and onions, sometimes as lunch with chips.. but then mom wasn't a big breakfast cook, oatmeal, farina, maypo or cream of wheat was about it
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RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2005/06/12 14:40:08 (permalink)
I feel like the lone Pennsylvanian who doesn't have fond childhood memories of Taylor Pork Roll. I couldn't ever see the attraction, when frizzled smoked ham was usually available instead.

But if you are a TPR fan and have plans to visit Cedar Fair's Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom in Allentown PA, this summer, you'll be less than 1/2 mile from the Lehigh Valley's bastion of porkrolldom, the locally owned Charcoal Drive-In. It's on Hamilton Blvd (Route 222) and IMO, is undistinguished except for serving Taylor pork roll in breakfast, lunch and dinner variations 24 hours a day.
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RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2006/02/26 19:22:58 (permalink)
I agree! There is nothing like French Toast and Taylors Pork Roll! It should be a law that it has to be dipped in Syrup!!

I also love Pork Roll and Cheese on a toasted bagel ...the cheese has to be melted while the pork roll is still cooking, you cant put the cheese on the bread!

While I was pregnat with my son my craving towards the end was a Grilled cheese with pork roll sandwich(made just like a grilled cheese with bacon sandwich)
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RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2006/02/26 23:12:31 (permalink)
I remember getting my TPR at the New Hope (PA) Flea Market, which was really across the Delaware River near Lambertville, NJ. Fun to eat for breakfast on cool mornings while looking at the "fleas"
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RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2007/02/03 17:11:09 (permalink)
When winter storms threaten, I always make sure I have some Taylors on hand.No other brand comes close, and it has to be in the log form.
muenster works well with it
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RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2007/02/03 17:21:56 (permalink)

Today's "Taste of America" on Food Channel featured Mark DeCarlo chowing down on Taylor Ham at some N J Dines. Some of the items looked pretty good.
Check the Network website for times and scheduled replays.
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RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2007/02/06 20:32:59 (permalink)
WheneverI have breakfast in NJ, I look for the Taylor pork roll. Great as a sandwich as well.

Tastes more like a salty bologna to me, not so much like Spam.
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RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2007/02/06 20:46:48 (permalink)
Sounds like something i would enjoy..any clue as to if we can get this in Wisconsin?
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RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2007/02/06 20:56:27 (permalink)
annpeeples,
only if you have an east coast deli.
otherwise, you can order it on amazon.
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RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2007/02/06 20:57:38 (permalink)
Thanks xannie!!
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RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2007/02/06 21:15:41 (permalink)
Some of the stores outbhere in AZ sell it like Sunflower Mkt
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RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2007/02/06 21:48:25 (permalink)
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RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2007/02/07 12:39:58 (permalink)
I grew up in New Jersey and was a big fan of TPR. They sell it at one of the Publix in Tallahassee, so I can still have a taste of home...
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RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2007/03/12 12:53:58 (permalink)
I'm posting this on behalf of an acquaintance who is traveling to NJ for a brief time and wants to try some Pork Roll:

Is there a great traditional NJ diner in the area of Iselin/Woodbridge where I can find some traditional Pork Roll? I am not at all familiar with the area, and have only a small amount of free time. I don't want to drive around aimlessly (although it might be fun to do that one day).

Any help would be appreciated!
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Thanks for any comments & replies,
John
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RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2007/03/12 23:09:41 (permalink)
I've been gone from New Jersey far too long to recommend a diner, but pork roll is definitely Jersey soul food. My wife and I have a friendly disagreement on what it should be called. She a PA girl and refers to it as Taylor Ham. I am Central Jersey born and raised and to me it will always be Pork Roll.
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RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2007/03/13 00:01:49 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Big Frank

I've been gone from New Jersey far too long to recommend a diner, but pork roll is definitely Jersey soul food. My wife and I have a friendly disagreement on what it should be called. She a PA girl and refers to it as Taylor Ham. I am Central Jersey born and raised and to me it will always be Pork Roll.


For what it's worth (which might not be much),
-Mark DeCarlo on "Taste of America" called it "Taylor-ham-pork-roll"
-Type "pork roll" into Wikipedia, and it redirects you to "Taylor Ham"
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RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2007/03/13 01:01:32 (permalink)
Dad was from the Lehigh valley and used to make either scrapple or TPR for us on weekends. I wasn't crazy about the scrapple-had to be fried hard and put on a toasted english muffin with apple butter for me. I read the funnies and tried not to think about what I was eating (shocking for a child to read the ingredient list on a scrapple package.)
Taylor Pork Roll, as my dad always called it, was different. I knew from the smell coming from the kitchen that something evil was going on. My brother also feared it.
I eat nearly everything now. My screen name alone should indicate my love of the pig. Having said that though, I tried some TPR recently on a trip to eastern PA. Still can't do it. It's not just insanely salty, it has a processed flavor I can't abide.
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RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2007/03/13 01:02:16 (permalink)
Does anyone remeber Egan's restaurant on the Belleville Tpke in North Arlington Nj,they used to serve a great taylor ham sandwich on a toasted Italian or Kasier roll with cheese and pickles.
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RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2007/03/13 02:15:59 (permalink)
I've always heard it as TPR. I bought it several times in 05 when going to Philly and I liked it. I can get it here but it is like 6 a lb. Forget that.

MikeS.
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RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2007/03/13 12:22:26 (permalink)
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I've always heard it as TPR. I bought it several times in 05 when going to Philly and I liked it. I can get it here but it is like 6 a lb. Forget that.

MikeS.

Heck, it's $8.95 for a one-pound roll here.
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RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2007/03/13 13:14:24 (permalink)
Here is a photo of a sandwich I got a few weeks ago.
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RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2007/03/13 21:26:26 (permalink)
I can get sliced TPR here in Virginia (four rather miniscule slices), but I made a trip home to the native land (New Jersey) a few weeks ago and scored a pound roll in Wegman's. On a hamburger bun with cheese and ketchup ... yum.

And yes, every Pennsylvanian I've known refers to it as Taylor ham, every Jerseyite as pork roll. Either way, it's the bomb.
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RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2007/03/14 07:18:57 (permalink)
I miss TPR, but the picture above made me write it down on our grocery list. I'm picking up a carton for Sat. evening supper. Boy that looks good!

Roos - what's the item on the left of the plate?
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RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2007/04/03 16:15:51 (permalink)
Taylor Ham, Egg and cheese..on a hard roll, w/ salt, pepper, ketchup..the breakfast of champions
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