Hog Jowl

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2011/02/10 12:52:46
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/
post edited by chewingthefat - 2011/02/10 12:55:05
mbrookes
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Hog Jowl 2011/02/10 13:55:49
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? 
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Hog Jowl 2011/02/10 14:10:48
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
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Hog Jowl 2011/02/10 14:17:51
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.
fishtaco
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Hog Jowl 2011/02/10 14:57:27
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.

Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Hog Jowl 2011/02/10 16:52:16
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
Re:Hog Jowl 2011/02/10 17:50:53
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!

Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Hog Jowl 2011/02/10 18:06:49
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

Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Hog Jowl 2011/02/10 19:16:57
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.
edwmax
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Hog Jowl 2011/02/10 22:07:38
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.
post edited by edwmax - 2011/02/10 22:08:51
FriedClamFanatic
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Hog Jowl 2011/02/11 13:43:07
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
dimmie2
Cheeseburger
Re:Hog Jowl 2011/02/11 16:51:40
I haven't had hog jowls in eons.  Although my grandma used it all time, I never have.
Re:Hog Jowl 2011/02/11 17:25:34
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!

plb
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Hog Jowl 2011/02/11 18:30:21
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.   
dimmie2
Cheeseburger
Re:Hog Jowl 2011/02/11 18:38:24
Never heard of grits and jowls myself.  Grits have been around forever but I don't care for them at all.
MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Hog Jowl 2011/02/12 23:59:49
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

MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Hog Jowl 2011/02/13 00:00:43
CTF, I'll have to look around for some Jowl.
boyardee65
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Hog Jowl 2013/08/28 17:47:26
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.
boyardee65
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Hog Jowl 2013/08/28 17:48:17
Hahaha, I just realized how old this thread is. 
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Hog Jowl 2013/08/28 17:59:20
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
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Hog Jowl 2013/08/28 18:39:45
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.
 
chefbuba
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Hog Jowl 2013/08/28 19:34:13
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.
FriedClamFanatic
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Hog Jowl 2013/08/28 19:54:24
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
pnwchef
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Hog Jowl 2013/08/28 21:29:59
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