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Suggestions for Pork Jowl (aka pork cheek)

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 28, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Hello!

I bought two pork jowls at my farmers' market this morning without a clue as to how to cook them. Does anyone have suggestions or advice for preparing these tasty looking cuts?

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on July 29, 2012
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You're welcome!

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on July 29, 2012
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good ideas, thank you!!

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on July 29, 2012
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yum, thank you!!

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Oooh! I've been looking for a recipe to make old school collard greens -- with a ham hock! Any ideas? Don't think I'll get anywhere near the same flavor just using bacon, and I saw ham hocks at the store. (Not pastured pork, of course, but it still got me thinking.)

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This is my favorite cut of pork!

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on July 28, 2012
at 09:12 PM

I would marinate them in garlic, salt, black pepper and whole grain mustard overnight, then sear them until thoroughly brown, add minced green pepper, onions and carrots, when the vegetables are lightly brown, add 1 cup of white wine and 1 cup of chicken stock, bring to a simmer, cover and braise for 3 hours. Enjoy!

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on July 29, 2012
at 03:13 AM

yum, thank you!!

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on July 29, 2012
at 06:09 AM

You're welcome!

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on July 28, 2012
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Besides adding to stews, I've always had mine sliced into bacon which I'll fry up in a cast iron skillet over med-low heat. I love it! You could also cut it up into small pieces and simmer it along with some collard or turnip greens in chicken or veg stock. You can add all sorts of veggies to it, but my favorite is diced onion.

954837b1c93a2792e95008d94f262c53

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on July 29, 2012
at 03:14 AM

good ideas, thank you!!

Fd70d71f4f8195c3a098eda4fc817d4f

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on July 29, 2012
at 01:59 AM

Oooh! I've been looking for a recipe to make old school collard greens -- with a ham hock! Any ideas? Don't think I'll get anywhere near the same flavor just using bacon, and I saw ham hocks at the store. (Not pastured pork, of course, but it still got me thinking.)

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