Apologies if this looks too much like yesterday’s post, but I direct your attention to the delectable brown blob on the right. I saw it recently advertised as “pork pudding” on our dairy’s website and had to know what it was. The “pudding” was so reasonably priced I ordered two. They arrived as small bricks, vacuum-packed, consisting of all the odd bits of the pig–the snout, the ears, the jowell, etc.
It looks for all the world the same as what we in this part of the country usually call “scrapple.” Cut a slice off the brick, then fry it with a little bacon grease in an iron skillet. Extremely flavorful, it does a great job of mopping up the yolks from the fried eggs.
This definitely falls into the category of, If you are going to kill an animal, be considerate enough to eat the whole thing. But have any of you ever heard of rconstituted pork bits called “pudding” before? I’ll have to call the dairy and find out who is responsible for this clever bit of marketing.