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2005/03/30 23:22:58 (permalink)

Taylor Pork Roll

Finally, I found a Taylor Pork Roll in Kroger today. I'd heard about it. I'd seen it on diner menus in Pennsylvania as Taylor ham. I was informed by some Pennsylvanians here that what I was talking about was Taylor pork roll. I just fried some up. It was quite tasty. Exactly like Spam.
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    GordonW
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    RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2005/03/30 23:56:57 (permalink)
    Taylor Pork Roll tastes like Spam??!! You must be setting up another thread like the hotdog lips-and-butts guy from Charlotte!!!.... Geeezzz!!!

    http://www.porkrollxpress.com/cgi-local/guestbook/dcguest.pl?marker=61
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    RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2005/03/31 01:07:02 (permalink)
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    Taylor Pork Roll tastes like Spam??!! You must be setting up another thread like the hotdog lips-and-butts guy from Charlotte!!!.... Geeezzz!!!

    http://www.porkrollxpress.com/cgi-local/guestbook/dcguest.pl?marker=61

    It tastes exactly like Spam -- Treet, too. I liked it.
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    RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2005/03/31 01:20:51 (permalink)
    Geeeezz.....
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    RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2005/03/31 02:55:07 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

    Finally, I found a Taylor Pork Roll in Kroger today. I'd heard about it. I'd seen it on diner menus in Pennsylvania as Taylor ham. I was informed by some Pennsylvanians here that what I was talking about was Taylor pork roll. I just fried some up. It was quite tasty. Exactly like Spam.


    Naw. It's saltier. Closer to fried salami. Please, Michael, get your taste buds adjusted.
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    RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2005/03/31 05:38:52 (permalink)
    I've had Taylor Pork Roll a few times and used it, sliced thin, as a ham substitute in a sandwich. It sounds like there may be other ways to serve it. Please describe.
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    RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2005/03/31 07:43:58 (permalink)
    Fried, with cheese, mustard, and relish on a toasted bun. Also great in the morning fried w/ eggs-sunny side up.
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    RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2005/03/31 08:27:15 (permalink)
    I agree with Oneiron! Anybody from N.J. or Pa. knows that you eat pork roll exactly the way he described. There is no similarity between pork roll and Spam. It is also great on the grill. Put a few cuts in the edge so it won't curl and you a have a fine sandwich.
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    RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2005/03/31 08:59:35 (permalink)
    How thickly should it be sliced? Lunch meat thin or somewhat thicker?
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    RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2005/03/31 09:18:06 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by brentk

    How thickly should it be sliced? Lunch meat thin or somewhat thicker?
    According to a review, "thin"--whatever that means. Here's the review: http://www.porkrollxpress.com/newstore/pages.cfm?ID=17; Taylor also has a recipe page.

    Here's a whole lot more information: http://www.doleandbailey.com/1/5/pork-roll.html.
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    RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2005/03/31 09:31:52 (permalink)
    Well I think it tastes different from Spam. Has a totally different mouth feel, too. My favorite way is fried up and put on buttered white bread. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Baked beans are the perfect accompaniment.
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    RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2005/03/31 09:50:06 (permalink)
    My folks grew up in Jersey ... They always loved it. I found it at DiLaurenti's in Seattle and got them some, long after they moved to Oregon.

    I had it when I was a kid, but it had been many years (the roll has shrunk considerably over time) and didn't exactly remember it ... anyhow, I fried some up and ran to the waterbottle. WOW! TALK ABOUT SALTY!
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    RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2005/03/31 09:53:30 (permalink)
    Sorry, folks. I fried slices of the Taylor Pork Roll and it tasted exactly like Spam and Treet. It ws good, my taste buds work quite well, thank you, and I'm terribly sorry if anyone has a problem with the fact of what it tastes like.
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    RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2005/03/31 09:54:55 (permalink)
    Growing up in Eastern PA we always ate it fried with a slice of American cheese on a potato roll.... Never once did I eat it any other way as a kid...

    Man, I'm in Boston now- wonder if I can find some up here as I'm craving it after reading this thread! It's been YEARS since I've had pork roll!
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    RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2005/03/31 10:15:11 (permalink)
    Much to the detriment of my health I eat Taylor ham (pork roll) more then I should. I do not agree that it tastes like Spam but I have not had Spam in a long time. I agree with Meowzart the mouth feel is different.
    The number one way I order is Taylor ham and cheese on a round roll with ketchup, also a Taylor ham egg and cheese on round roll with ketchup. A bagel store that has gone out of business used to sell a sandwich called the Heart Attack it consisted of---Taylor ham egg cheese bacon sausage and a hamburger with mayo and ketchup served on an everything bagel. The counter person would lean on this sandwich with all his weight to smoosh it down then cut it in half. It was a favorite among my friends very late at night.
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    RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2005/03/31 10:51:09 (permalink)
    At last I know what Taylor ham is ..... I feel enlightened !
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    RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2005/03/31 12:25:12 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by brentk

    I've had Taylor Pork Roll a few times and used it, sliced thin, as a ham substitute in a sandwich. It sounds like there may be other ways to serve it. Please describe.


    My mom just microwaves it (about 1 minute between two paper towels) for breakfast. I like it that way but prefer it sauteed in butter.
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    RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2005/03/31 12:26:41 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by meowzart

    Well I think it tastes different from Spam. Has a totally different mouth feel, too. My favorite way is fried up and put on buttered white bread. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Baked beans are the perfect accompaniment.


    Oh, now we agree! Please, please, please have some with me and lets make up.
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    RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2005/03/31 12:34:32 (permalink)
    OK. I just fried up three slices of Taylor Pork Roll and three slices of Treet. While the so-called mouth feel was different, the taste was the same.
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    RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2005/03/31 13:28:36 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by oneiron339

    Fried, with cheese, mustard, and relish on a toasted bun. Also great in the morning fried w/ eggs-sunny side up.
    Cut about 1/4" thick with 3 slices around the circumference.. toasted hamburger bun or a kaiser roll. We buy a 5lb roll of porkroll at BJ's wholesale club every other month or so.. cubed and cooked in baked beans, fried with brkfast, Pork Roll is fully cooked/preserved as is so cooking isn't really required and it can be used with cheese on crakers. I also enjoy an occasional Spamburger but cannot see any similarities between spam and porkroll. Porkroll is a type of dry sausage like pepperoni whereas spam is...well...SPAM
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    RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2005/03/31 14:15:08 (permalink)
    Actually, there is one rather large difference between Spam/Treet and Taylor Pork Roll. The latter is much, much more salty.
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    RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2005/03/31 16:56:21 (permalink)
    I wish I could find it in Atlanta, haven't had it for years. I'll have to make a road trip to PA and bring some back.
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    RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2005/03/31 17:03:10 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by oneiron339

    I wish I could find it in Atlanta, haven't had it for years. I'll have to make a road trip to PA and bring some back.

    Gee I hope you are referring to pork roll
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    RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2005/03/31 17:06:28 (permalink)
    I like it fried in butter and served with french toast or pancakes. Tastes great dipped in the maple syrup. Also very good fried on toasted jewish rye with yellow mustard.
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    RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2005/03/31 17:39:41 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

    Sorry, folks. I fried slices of the Taylor Pork Roll and it tasted exactly like Spam and Treet. It ws good, my taste buds work quite well, thank you, and I'm terribly sorry if anyone has a problem with the fact of what it tastes like.


    Then why didn't you pick up the saltiness of Taylor's until I suggested adjustment (which I suspect you secretly had done)?
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    RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2005/03/31 17:41:21 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by oneiron339

    I wish I could find it in Atlanta, haven't had it for years. I'll have to make a road trip to PA and bring some back.


    It's readily available in Central Florida at Publix. Hard to believe they have it up and down the east coast EXCEPT Georgia.
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    RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2005/03/31 19:18:16 (permalink)
    Grew up in South Jersey and LLLLLLLove pork roll. (Of course, as a kid having the same last name as the most famous brand wasn't always such a treat. LOL.) We eat it fried with melted American cheese served on a burger bun or topped with an over easy egg, melted cheese and served on an English muffin. I like mine topped with ketchup and/or hot sauce.

    As for it tasting *anything* like Spam or Treet, well, I beg to differ.

    I even like it more than scrapple. Mmmmmmm.
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    RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2005/03/31 22:22:52 (permalink)
    Ok
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    RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2005/03/31 22:36:06 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

    Actually, there is one rather large difference between Spam/Treet and Taylor Pork Roll. The latter is much, much more salty.

    Well, then how can we ever trust anything you say, Michael Hoffman?

    IF, that's your real name !!!!?????!!!!
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    RE: Taylor Pork Roll 2005/04/01 10:34:16 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by oneiron339

    I wish I could find it in Atlanta, haven't had it for years. I'll have to make a road trip to PA and bring some back.

    Gee I hope you are referring to pork roll

    Mrs. Oneiron might not let me bring THAT back, but I could bring some Taylor Pork Roll back home.
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