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(NJ.com)   Pork Roll Festival at the state capitol will be a celebration of N.J.'s unofficial state meat   (nj.com) divider line 49
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2014-03-14 08:12:51 AM
"TAYLOR HAM!!!"

"PORK ROLL!!!"

whynotboth.jpg
 
2014-03-14 08:15:28 AM
Mama if you please pass me the pork roll egg and cheese, if you please on a Kaiser bun.
 
2014-03-14 08:19:52 AM

stupiddream: Mama if you please pass me the pork roll egg and cheese, if you please on a Kaiser bun.


With some gravy fries?
 
2014-03-14 08:28:17 AM
I'm from Jersey and have never really understood the pork roll obsession. Or our hero worship of bruce springsteen. Jersey tomatoes on the other hand arethe only ones ever worth eating. The uglier the better. Mmmmmm.
 
2014-03-14 08:32:48 AM
There is a Christie/Pork roll joke in there just dying to get out.
 
2014-03-14 08:33:29 AM
I buy one big roll of it just once a year, damn good stuff for breakfast. Once.

/this reminds me I need eggs for tomorrow morning. Dippin' eggs, pork roll and rye toast. Mmmmmmmm
 
2014-03-14 08:34:03 AM
Over 300 people to attend!!?!?!?  It's going to be a real "To Do".
 
2014-03-14 08:39:10 AM

H31N0US: "TAYLOR HAM!!!"

"PORK ROLL!!!"

whynotboth.jpg


It's real simple actually,  it's called "Pork Roll".  Taylor Ham is what New Yorkers and other transplants that invaded North Jersey call it and for reasons that really aren't clear.  Even the packaging says "Taylor Pork Roll" - no mention of ham -and as any Pork Roll officianado knows, it's not ham.

/ it's Pork Roll
// Social is a great little club with wonderful food and a great bar
/// Trenton ain't so bad if we could just get rid of all the gangs so people could live their lives without fear
 
2014-03-14 08:41:35 AM
The 2014 Pork Roll Princess:

img.fark.net
 
2014-03-14 08:55:34 AM
Eugh. Ate that terrible stuff for school lunch two days a week from 1st grade to highschool. Steamed. With ketchup. Don't really care to celebrate it, thanks.
 
2014-03-14 08:59:48 AM

smed7: H31N0US: "TAYLOR HAM!!!"

"PORK ROLL!!!"

whynotboth.jpg

It's real simple actually,  it's called "Pork Roll".  Taylor Ham is what New Yorkers and other transplants that invaded North Jersey call it and for reasons that really aren't clear.  Even the packaging says "Taylor Pork Roll" - no mention of ham -and as any Pork Roll officianado knows, it's not ham.

/ it's Pork Roll
// Social is a great little club with wonderful food and a great bar
/// Trenton ain't so bad if we could just get rid of all the gangs so people could live their lives without fear



img.fark.net

This might have something to do with the confusion.
 
2014-03-14 09:03:02 AM

5monkeys: I'm from Jersey and have never really understood the pork roll obsession.


Clearly you've never been out to a NJ diner after a night of heavy drinking. There is nothing greater than a pork roll egg and cheese sandwich with some salt, pepper and ketchup to cap the evening....except maybe a plate of disco fries.
 
2014-03-14 09:04:04 AM
Pork roll, egg, and cheese with salt, pepper, ketchup, on a hard roll is the best hangover cure ever made.
 
2014-03-14 09:06:37 AM

AlwaysRightBoy: Dippin' eggs


Dippy eggs.

You must be south of the mason-dixie line.
 
2014-03-14 09:11:03 AM
The Bunyip: there is nothing greater than a pork roll egg and cheese sandwich with some salt, pepper and ketchup to cap the evening

Jesus approves
 
2014-03-14 09:12:36 AM

The Bird: smed7: H31N0US: "TAYLOR HAM!!!"

"PORK ROLL!!!"

whynotboth.jpg

It's real simple actually,  it's called "Pork Roll".  Taylor Ham is what New Yorkers and other transplants that invaded North Jersey call it and for reasons that really aren't clear.  Even the packaging says "Taylor Pork Roll" - no mention of ham -and as any Pork Roll officianado knows, it's not ham.

/ it's Pork Roll
// Social is a great little club with wonderful food and a great bar
/// Trenton ain't so bad if we could just get rid of all the gangs so people could live their lives without fear


[img.fark.net image 299x274]

This might have something to do with the confusion.


Well, I'm not sure I've ever seen that packaging to be quite honest.  Of course mine and my family and most people in this immedaite area would be slanted towards the "Trenton" and "Case" brands of Pork Roll, still produced today in Trenton and is usually what is supplied in all of the local diners, restaurants, deli's and sandwich shops around here.  Taylor brand is common in the pre-sliced boxes in the super-markets, but if you watch people in the market making their choices, I'd bet most are picking up the small and medium sized rolls from Case or Trenton made brands.
Thanks for sharing the box....here is what we're used to seeing today:

img.fark.net
 
2014-03-14 09:16:07 AM

The Bunyip: 5monkeys: I'm from Jersey and have never really understood the pork roll obsession.

Clearly you've never been out to a NJ diner after a night of heavy drinking. There is nothing greater than a pork roll egg and cheese sandwich with some salt, pepper and ketchup to cap the evening....except maybe a plate of disco fries.


I didn't try disco fries until last year and I am 34. Not something i would order again. I always went with a wawa sub after a night of drinking. I had my own house starting my senior year in high school so most of my drinking was done at home, so no need to sit at a diner. Maybe that is why I never caught the pork roll bug.
 
2014-03-14 09:21:48 AM
Pork Roll > Spam
 
2014-03-14 09:21:55 AM

offacue: Pork roll, egg, and cheese with salt, pepper, ketchup, on a hard roll is the best hangover cure ever made.


FTFeverybody.

/thank Cthulhu pork roll's sold here in Virginia
//now if I could just get hard rolls
 
2014-03-14 09:22:02 AM
It's real simple actually,  it's called "Pork Roll".  Taylor Ham is what New Yorkers and other transplants that invaded North Jersey call it and for reasons that really aren't clear.  Even the packaging says "Taylor Pork Roll" - no mention of ham -and as any Pork Roll officianado knows, it's not ham.


WRONG
Stay home and have fun reading your packaging. Everyone else will be eating Taylor Ham.
 
2014-03-14 09:28:27 AM

doubled99: It's real simple actually,  it's called "Pork Roll".  Taylor Ham is what New Yorkers and other transplants that invaded North Jersey call it and for reasons that really aren't clear.  Even the packaging says "Taylor Pork Roll" - no mention of ham -and as any Pork Roll officianado knows, it's not ham.


WRONG
Stay home and have fun reading your packaging. Everyone else will be eating Taylor Ham.


From wikki:
Taylor originally called his product "Taylor's Prepared Ham", but was forced to change the name after the of 1906 was passed, since the product did not meet the new legal definition of HAM "". The new name was "Pork Roll" and it was marketed as both "Taylor's Pork Roll" and "Trenton Pork Roll". Competitors marketed products with similar names like "Rolled Pork" and "Trenton  stylePork Roll" and were sued by Taylor. A 1910 legal case ruled that the words "Pork Roll" could not be trademarked. In, residents continue to use the term Taylor Ham.
 
2014-03-14 09:30:35 AM
They serve this in heaven, and it'll even help you get there.

www.roadfood.com
 
2014-03-14 09:31:21 AM

smed7: The Bird: smed7: H31N0US: "TAYLOR HAM!!!"

"PORK ROLL!!!"

whynotboth.jpg

It's real simple actually,  it's called "Pork Roll".  Taylor Ham is what New Yorkers and other transplants that invaded North Jersey call it and for reasons that really aren't clear.  Even the packaging says "Taylor Pork Roll" - no mention of ham -and as any Pork Roll officianado knows, it's not ham.

/ it's Pork Roll
// Social is a great little club with wonderful food and a great bar
/// Trenton ain't so bad if we could just get rid of all the gangs so people could live their lives without fear


[img.fark.net image 299x274]

This might have something to do with the confusion.

Well, I'm not sure I've ever seen that packaging to be quite honest.  Of course mine and my family and most people in this immedaite area would be slanted towards the "Trenton" and "Case" brands of Pork Roll, still produced today in Trenton and is usually what is supplied in all of the local diners, restaurants, deli's and sandwich shops around here.  Taylor brand is common in the pre-sliced boxes in the super-markets, but if you watch people in the market making their choices, I'd bet most are picking up the small and medium sized rolls from Case or Trenton made brands.
Thanks for sharing the box....here is what we're used to seeing today:

[img.fark.net image 83x84]


I had never heard the term "Taylor Ham" until I saw it used on the interweb. I grew up in Philly and spent vacations in Wildwood, where the smell of pork roll being grilled over flaming pits in boardwalk shops would drive you mad with hunger. Back in the early '50s, Case was practically the only pork roll sold on the boardwalk. I don't think there are any pork roll stands left in Wildwood. In south Jersey and the Philly areas, Taylor is predominant. Trenton is made by Taylor.
 
2014-03-14 09:34:18 AM

poorjon: Eugh. Ate that terrible stuff for school lunch two days a week from 1st grade to highschool. Steamed. With ketchup. Don't really care to celebrate it, thanks.


That's your problem right there.  Who the hell steams pork roll?
 
2014-03-14 09:35:20 AM

vudukungfu: AlwaysRightBoy: Dippin' eggs

Dippy eggs.

You must be south of the mason-dixie line.


I'm north of Cape May county.

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/04/politifact_nj_parts_of_sout h_ j.html
 
2014-03-14 09:38:51 AM

Marisyana: //now if I could just get hard rolls


Do any convenience stores down there sell rolls?  Even Quick Check up here sells good rolls that they bake in store.  Wawa maybe?
 
2014-03-14 09:43:10 AM

AlwaysRightBoy: vudukungfu: AlwaysRightBoy: Dippin' eggs

Dippy eggs.

You must be south of the mason-dixie line.

I'm north of Cape May county.

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/04/politifact_nj_parts_of_sout h_ j.html


The Mason-Dixon Line never entered the Garden State.
Fun fact.

I've only heard them called dippy eggs 'cause I'm from Pissburg.
 
2014-03-14 09:55:54 AM
Now I am really hungry.  2nd pork roll thread in a week.  Need to see if the inter web companies still will ship it.

/Pork Roll, fried egg with runny yolk, cheese on an english muffin.  FTW
//to the farker who had boiled pork roll, who ever did that to you should be shot and boiled themselves.
 
2014-03-14 10:02:28 AM
This thread has given me much happiness.  I used to live in Frederick MD, and my parents would sometimes serve me this -- and I liked it.  But I did not know what it was called, and have never seen it again since we moved into the northeast.  A real mystery - solved thanks once again to Fark.

I guess it is one of those deals like scrapple - another regional specialty that you can't buy outside of what is apparently the "tasty processed meat belt" of PA/NJ/MD.
 
2014-03-14 10:09:06 AM

vudukungfu: The Mason-Dixon Line never entered the Garden State.


I knew that but I always like the story.
 
2014-03-14 10:20:48 AM
I wonder if this accounts for why the traffic was so light going through Trenton this morning.  Normally it's backed up like mad!

Anyway.  I love me some pork roll.  But only once in a while.  It is a very heavy, rich meat.
I just made sammiches for the family last weekend, and they were spectacular!  That should hold us over for a month or so.
 
2014-03-14 10:25:39 AM

stupiddream: Mama if you please pass me the pork roll egg and cheese, if you please on a Kaiser bun.


Done in two.

Learn, ye heathens, of Ween.
 
Biv
2014-03-14 10:55:24 AM
What the fark is a dippy egg?
 
2014-03-14 11:16:48 AM
I'm in Trenton right now, about 5 minutes away from Trenton Social. Breakfast this morning was a Heart Attack sandwich from the Olden Deli on Olden Ave. in Ewing: ham, pork roll, bacon, potatoes, eggs and cheese on a round roll. Splash of hot sauce, no ketchup. Say what you want about Trenton being a shiathole, there's some damn good places to eat if you know where to look.
 
2014-03-14 11:16:55 AM
I need to stay out of this thread, now I'm hungry.
 
2014-03-14 11:38:01 AM
Now I gotta take these fools to court. I've been telling ladies I'm NJ's unofficial state meat for years.
 
2014-03-14 12:12:30 PM
Tried pork roll at a nearby NY deli recently. Didn't care for it, but it may just have been the brand.
 
2014-03-14 12:40:06 PM
I'm just gonna call it Taylor Pork Ham Roll from now on.

Or Pac-Man ham, because that's what it looks like after you cook it properly.
 
2014-03-14 12:47:20 PM
Goddamn, I'm a Philly transplant to Canada and I miss pork roll so badly.

I think I'm going to cook up my last roll this weekend, I won't be able to make it down to the states until July ;(.

Hmmmmmm, eggs, pork roll, and cheese on a kaiser roll with spicy mustard.
 
2014-03-14 01:12:36 PM
For me, the best way to have pork roll is sliced fairly thick (quarter-inch), grilled over an open flame (so the fat can catch fire and char it really well), topped with white American cheese (New Yorker, Land o' Lakes, Dietz & Watson, or even Cooper Sharp) and served on a thin (supermarket store brand - the roll should be a vehicle for the pork roll) hamburger roll.
 
2014-03-14 01:16:50 PM

The Bird: For me, the best way to have pork roll is sliced fairly thick (quarter-inch), grilled over an open flame (so the fat can catch fire and char it really well), topped with white American cheese (New Yorker, Land o' Lakes, Dietz & Watson, or even Cooper Sharp) and served on a thin (supermarket store brand - the roll should be a vehicle for the pork roll) hamburger roll.


Agree re thick cut. I always buy unsliced. The open flame thing is permissible but only if the iron skillet is dirty and you are too hungover or lazy to wash it, so you just hold the meat by some metal tongs over the flame. I prefer cheddar cheese but American is fine.

No way to the thin burger roll, however. Sacrilege, that.
 
2014-03-14 02:12:38 PM
I lived in NJ for ten years and I'm still unclear what, exactly, a pork roll is.
 
2014-03-14 02:46:35 PM

Biv: What the fark is a dippy egg?


You should check out the interwebs on that one.
 
2014-03-14 03:38:24 PM

Marisyana: offacue: Pork roll, egg, and cheese with salt, pepper, ketchup, on a hard roll is the best hangover cure ever made.

FTFeverybody.

/thank Cthulhu pork roll's sold here in Virginia
//now if I could just get hard rolls


BJ's has a decent crusty roll, Ukrops used to put some out occasionally, but haven't seen them in a while, especially since Martins took over.
 
2014-03-14 03:45:21 PM

Biv: What the fark is a dippy egg?


a link was posted earlier, but to clarify, over easy or sunny side up fried eggs, runny, over toast.

allow the natives their colloquisms.
 
2014-03-14 08:10:33 PM
smed7: It's real simple actually,  it's called "Pork Roll".  Taylor Ham is what New Yorkers and other transplants that invaded North Jersey call it and for reasons that really aren't clear.  Even the packaging says "Taylor Pork Roll" - no mention of ham -and as any Pork Roll officianado knows, it's not ham.

You must be from South Jersey.

/It's "TaylorHamEggAndCheeseOnAHardRoll" at any diner worthy of the name
//only NJ has diners worthy of the name
///and apparently none of them are in South Jersey
 
2014-03-14 08:12:09 PM

The Bunyip: 5monkeys: I'm from Jersey and have never really understood the pork roll obsession.

Clearly you've never been out to a NJ diner after a night of heavy drinking. There is nothing greater than a pork roll egg and cheese sandwich with some salt, pepper and ketchup to cap the evening....except maybe a plate of disco fries.


This.  Except for the "disco fries" parts.  Just gimme cheese fries, no gravy.  Ugh.

//Lots of ketchup on the side for both
 
2014-03-14 08:14:26 PM

JackieRabbit: Tried pork roll at a nearby NY deli recently. Didn't care for it, but it may just have been the brand.


There's your problem.  Only buy it in NJ.

/Taylor Ham: ask for it by name
 
2014-03-14 08:15:42 PM
I just found (and bought) Taylor Ham in my local supermarket today, so this thread makes me happy.  Except the buggers didn't have or know what a "hard roll" is.
 
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