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chewingthefat

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Hog Jowl Thu, 02/10/11 12:52 PM (permalink)
I just ordered some more jowl for myself from Burghers, for those of you that haven't tried it, I highly recommend this wickedly good cut of the hog, fried up like bacon with a more intense flavor, if you can believe that. Anyone here ever had it? It's not easy to find!
http://www.smokehouse.com/
<message edited by chewingthefat on Thu, 02/10/11 12:55 PM>
 
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    mbrookes

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    Re:Hog Jowl Thu, 02/10/11 1:55 PM (permalink)
    I haven't had hog jowl, but I have noticed several upscale places here are featuring pork belly in different guises. It may be good, but the name completely turns me off. Is this a new wide-spread fad or is it local? 
     
    #2
      Sundancer7

      Re:Hog Jowl Thu, 02/10/11 2:10 PM (permalink)
      I personally use Cumberland Gap Smoked Pork Jowl to flavor many of the things that I love to make including baked beans, mixed greens and other things including breakfast baon. l made breakfast just yesterday with five large slices of the smoked hog jowl with three eggs over well with well buttered toast with grape jelly.  Outstanding.
       
      My grandfather owned a 300 acre farm near Cumberland Gap near the tri state area and he introduced me to this product.  I have written about him many times on this site about hog killing time in Thanksgiving time and after his demise, finding liquor in his house that had been stored for better than 50 years.  Tough stuff.
       
      If you like smoked hog jowl, I personally believe you will enjoy this product.
      http://davescupboard.blogspot.com/2010/01/cumberland-gap-hickory-smoked-sliced.html
       
      Paul E. Smith
      Knoxville, TN
       
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        Michael Hoffman

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        Re:Hog Jowl Thu, 02/10/11 2:17 PM (permalink)
        Italians know it as guanciale, and it is delicious. I bought some recently at a local Italian specialty store instead of pancetta  to make linguine alla carbonara.
         
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          fishtaco

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          Re:Hog Jowl Thu, 02/10/11 2:57 PM (permalink)
          chewingthefat


          I just ordered some more jowl for myself from Burghers, for those of you that haven't tried it, I highly recommend this wickedly good cut of the hog, fried up like bacon with a more intense flavor, if you can believe that. Anyone here ever had it? It's not easy to find!
          http://www.smokehouse.com/

           
          Real easy to find out here in the country where I live. Yes it is some tasty eats. I use it in bean soups.

           
          #5
            Sundancer7

            Re:Hog Jowl Thu, 02/10/11 4:52 PM (permalink)
            I sliced some more of the Cumberland Gap Hog Jowl for a evening breakfast of fried eggs, hog jowl bacon, toast and molasses along with some famous Tennessee tea (Jack Daniels).
             
            Great dinner.
             
            Paul E. Smith
            Knoxville, TN
             
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              chewingthefat

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              Re:Hog Jowl Thu, 02/10/11 5:50 PM (permalink)
              mbrookes


              I haven't had hog jowl, but I have noticed several upscale places here are featuring pork belly in different guises. It may be good, but the name completely turns me off. Is this a new wide-spread fad or is it local? 

              I have Pork Belly on the menu here, it is delicious. Simply put, it is uncured bacon, I smoke it for 14 hours, cool it, slice it to order, and fry it to a lite brown, sandwich or platter,. A fiver says you'd love it! We ain't upscale but Pork Belly is becoming all the rage!

               
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                Sundancer7

                Re:Hog Jowl Thu, 02/10/11 6:06 PM (permalink)
                chewingthefat


                mbrookes


                I haven't had hog jowl, but I have noticed several upscale places here are featuring pork belly in different guises. It may be good, but the name completely turns me off. Is this a new wide-spread fad or is it local? 

                I have Pork Belly on the menu here, it is delicious. Simply put, it is uncured bacon, I smoke it for 14 hours, cool it, slice it to order, and fry it to a lite brown, sandwich or platter,. A fiver says you'd love it! We ain't upscale but Pork Belly is becoming all the rage!

                 
                Chewie, please try the Cumberland Gap Smoked Hog Jowl.  I think you will be pleased.
                 
                Paul E. Smith
                Knoxville, TN

                 
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                  Michael Hoffman

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                  Re:Hog Jowl Thu, 02/10/11 7:16 PM (permalink)
                  Sundancer7


                  I sliced some more of the Cumberland Gap Hog Jowl for a evening breakfast of fried eggs, hog jowl bacon, toast and molasses along with some famous Tennessee tea (Jack Daniels).

                  Great dinner.

                  Paul E. Smith
                  Knoxville, TN

                  Damn! That sounds glorious.
                   
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                    edwmax

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                    Re:Hog Jowl Thu, 02/10/11 10:07 PM (permalink)
                    I've been using jowls instead of bacon for more than 20 years now.  I buy smoke whole slabs and slice it myself.  It's much better than bacon and 1/2 the price.
                    <message edited by edwmax on Thu, 02/10/11 10:08 PM>
                     
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                      FriedClamFanatic

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                      Re:Hog Jowl Fri, 02/11/11 1:43 PM (permalink)
                      CTF.I have bought jowls from Burghers several times, in quantity and have been very pleased.  Both as an "add-in" to other things and stanadlone as an alternative to bacon.  Very intense bacony flavor - so much so I almost prefer it
                       
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                        dimmie2

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                        Re:Hog Jowl Fri, 02/11/11 4:51 PM (permalink)
                        I haven't had hog jowls in eons.  Although my grandma used it all time, I never have.
                         
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                          chewingthefat

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                          Re:Hog Jowl Fri, 02/11/11 5:25 PM (permalink)
                          Sundancer7


                          chewingthefat


                          mbrookes


                          I haven't had hog jowl, but I have noticed several upscale places here are featuring pork belly in different guises. It may be good, but the name completely turns me off. Is this a new wide-spread fad or is it local? 

                          I have Pork Belly on the menu here, it is delicious. Simply put, it is uncured bacon, I smoke it for 14 hours, cool it, slice it to order, and fry it to a lite brown, sandwich or platter,. A fiver says you'd love it! We ain't upscale but Pork Belly is becoming all the rage!


                          Chewie, please try the Cumberland Gap Smoked Hog Jowl.  I think you will be pleased.

                          Paul E. Smith
                          Knoxville, TN

                          Paul, I just Googled and called them, they don't ship, and have no stores in Maryland that carry their products. They sell in VA stores, going to get my daughter in Arlington, buy me some, Thanks!

                           
                          #13
                            plb

                            Re:Hog Jowl Fri, 02/11/11 6:30 PM (permalink)
                            I worked summers from school in a meat packing plant.  I once asked someone there what jowls were used for.  He explained to me like I was stupid that they were used to make "Grits and Jowls."  Now that I think about it I've never seen Grits and Jowls in any of my Roadfood wanderings.  Is there such a thing?  Is it a southern thing (most of the workers were from KY & TN)?  I had never heard of grits then either, but now I see them everywhere.   
                             
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                              dimmie2

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                              Re:Hog Jowl Fri, 02/11/11 6:38 PM (permalink)
                              Never heard of grits and jowls myself.  Grits have been around forever but I don't care for them at all.
                               
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                                MikeS.

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                                Re:Hog Jowl Sat, 02/12/11 11:59 PM (permalink)
                                dimmie2


                                Never heard of grits and jowls myself.  Grits have been around forever but I don't care for them at all.

                                 
                                Damn Yankee! You'se gonna get ran outa town on a rail talking like that!
                                 
                                Oh Wait! I'm from Calif too. What the H am I talking about? Never mind, I'll go back to sleep now

                                 
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                                  MikeS.

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                                  Re:Hog Jowl Sun, 02/13/11 12:00 AM (permalink)
                                  CTF, I'll have to look around for some Jowl.
                                   
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                                    boyardee65

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                                    Re:Hog Jowl Wed, 08/28/13 5:47 PM (permalink)
                                    It's relatively easy to find here in rural Az. I used some in a pinto bean soup. I rendered most of the fat and saved that for fried potatoes. Then sauteed onion and celery added the beans and some pork bones and the diced jowl, salt and pepper. Turned out great with awesome pokey flavor!!! Don't see much uncured pork belly here but would love to try my hand at smoking a couple.
                                     
                                    David O.
                                     
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                                      boyardee65

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                                      Re:Hog Jowl Wed, 08/28/13 5:48 PM (permalink)
                                      Hahaha, I just realized how old this thread is. 
                                       
                                      #19
                                        Sundancer7

                                        Re:Hog Jowl Wed, 08/28/13 5:59 PM (permalink)
                                        I have been buying Cumberland Gap hog jowl for years.  I keep it in my frige and use it for seasoning, fry it with eggs.
                                         I usually buy it from Walmart.  Great in your green beans.
                                         
                                        http://www.walmart.com/ip/Cumberland-Gap-Provision-Co.-Pork-Jowl-Hickory-Smoked-Bacon-1pk/16627550
                                         
                                        Paul E. Smith
                                        Knoxville, TN
                                         
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                                          mayor al

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                                          Re:Hog Jowl Wed, 08/28/13 6:39 PM (permalink)
                                          We saved the Jowls from the hogs we have taken on our 'Hog Hunts. we cured some, then smoked them for Bacon, However it was pretty salty (too much curing) so we use it in the beanpot like Paul mentioned.  it does a super job of flavoring the Beans.
                                           
                                           
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                                            chefbuba

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                                            Re:Hog Jowl Wed, 08/28/13 7:34 PM (permalink)
                                            I buy smoked jowl for beans and what not, only $1.99lb.
                                            Might start using it on the food truck for burgers, as the price of bacon is getting ridiculous, going North of $4lb.
                                             
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                                              FriedClamFanatic

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                                              Re:Hog Jowl Wed, 08/28/13 7:54 PM (permalink)
                                              chefbuba


                                              I buy smoked jowl for beans and what not, only $1.99lb.
                                              Might start using it on the food truck for burgers, as the price of bacon is getting ridiculous, going North of $4lb.


                                              Gone so far North, you need huskies and a sled! Say hi to the Jolly Ole Guy in red.
                                               
                                              Alas, Paul, my Walmart does not carry it
                                               
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                                                pnwchef

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                                                Re:Hog Jowl Wed, 08/28/13 9:29 PM (permalink)
                                                chefbuba


                                                I buy smoked jowl for beans and what not, only $1.99lb.
                                                Might start using it on the food truck for burgers, as the price of bacon is getting ridiculous, going North of $4lb.


                                                DBL Hog Jowl Cheese Burger for me with fresh french fries................My wife got some bacon at Wal-mart yesterday 12oz pack of center cut bacon $6...........I'll be smoking some bacon soon.....Bill
                                                 
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