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I am starting a controversy and I don't care

I am starting a controversy and I don't care




I've been going to the Chicken Coop, in Corolla, the last couple of Sundays. The owner introduced a very controversial menu item - pork roll. Their was a lot of heated arguing on their Facebook page on the name. It's not Taylor ham it's pork roll and they have the best damn pork roll, egg and cheese sandwich I've ever had. They specialize in biscuits but I take mine on their English muffin. I don't think they toast it so I'm going to ask next Sunday to see if it can be. Go there and tell me I'm wrong - not about the name - it's pork roll.


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Hatfield? It's good pork roll. Beats that greasy Jersey stuff


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I grew up in a Philadelphia family and long before it was ever called Pork Roll it was Taylor's Ham. Everyone called it TH for short including Pop Pop and Nana. The rest is lies and propaganda...


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Even tho it was originally marketed as Taylor Ham, I think it had to change its name to Pork Roll because of the the designation of the word “ham.”


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I grew up in a Philadelphia family and long before it was ever called Pork Roll it was Taylor's Ham. Everyone called it TH for short including Pop Pop and Nana. The rest is lies and propaganda...

Beach Farmer


So who has the best Cheesesteak?


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Hatfield? It's good pork roll. Beats that greasy Jersey stuff

Greg MD


I have had Hatfield and it's OK, nowhere as tasty as Taylor in my opinion. Favorite pork roll is like asking what is your favorite pizza or cheesesteak. As to "greasy", alot depends on the thickness of your cut (never buy it precut), how you cook it (fry, broil, bake), and how long you cook it.


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I grew up in a Philadelphia family and long before it was ever called Pork Roll it was Taylor's Ham. Everyone called it TH for short including Pop Pop and Nana. The rest is lies and propaganda...

Beach Farmer


The debate continues. Yes it was originally called Taylor Prepared Ham, but that name changed around 1906 due to not meeting the legal definition of ham. It then became Taylor Pork Roll.






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As soon as I saw the posting I knew that Robert would weigh in. Never had Taylor pork roll but would try it because Robert says its good! LOL


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Just sayin'........

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IMHO Taylor Pork Roll must be served only on a GOOD fresh Kaiser roll ( which can only be found in the Philly area.)


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My local ShopRite sell their own brand of pork roll, choice of mild or tangy 24 oz for $8.49 as opposed to 14.49 for the John Taylor brand. I gave the tangy a try and it was pretty darn close to the original. No complaints from the family. But the Hatfield, ugh.


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The debate continues. Yes it was originally called Taylor Prepared Ham, but that name changed around 1906 due to not meeting the legal definition of ham. It then became Taylor Pork Roll.

Robert

This is correct. Spankys occasionally does a pork roll special - haven't had it yet. So I'd say Chicken Coop's is the best down here I've tried so far.


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I was raised right outside of Philly. I’ve always called it pork roll. My mom was raised inside of Philly and said they always called it Taylor’s pork roll or just pork roll, never ham….


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Hatfield? It's good pork roll. Beats that greasy Jersey stuff

Greg MD


I have had Hatfield and it's OK, nowhere as tasty as Taylor in my opinion. Favorite pork roll is like asking what is your favorite pizza or cheesesteak. As to "greasy", alot depends on the thickness of your cut (never buy it precut), how you cook it (fry, broil, bake), and how long you cook it.

Robert


LOL - I grew up in Hatfield (no kidding). Hatfield Packing (now called the Clemens Group) was known as 'The Home of the Smiling Porker.' We have the Hatfield packing pig mascot riding an ATV at our Memorial day parade. Given this, i will proclaim myself an expert, and will simply question why one would bother with pork roll when you can get a delicious brick of Scrapple!!!! Pork roll is just something we never ate growing up, but i did encounter it at sleepovers. I also love how scrapple is readily available in OBX and half the price of the other breakfast 'meats'.

So yes..........that just happened..........i furthered your controversy with the notion of the delicious and mysterious loaf that is scrapple!!!


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Hatfield? It's good pork roll. Beats that greasy Jersey stuff

Greg MD


I have had Hatfield and it's OK, nowhere as tasty as Taylor in my opinion. Favorite pork roll is like asking what is your favorite pizza or cheesesteak. As to "greasy", alot depends on the thickness of your cut (never buy it precut), how you cook it (fry, broil, bake), and how long you cook it.

Robert


LOL - I grew up in Hatfield (no kidding). Hatfield Packing (now called the Clemens Group) was known as 'The Home of the Smiling Porker.' We have the Hatfield packing pig mascot riding an ATV at our Memorial day parade. Given this, i will proclaim myself an expert, and will simply question why one would bother with pork roll when you can get a delicious brick of Scrapple!!!! Pork roll is just something we never ate growing up, but i did encounter it at sleepovers. I also love how scrapple is readily available in OBX and half the price of the other breakfast 'meats'.

So yes..........that just happened..........i furthered your controversy with the notion of the delicious and mysterious loaf that is scrapple!!!

Buck Island Chuck


I wont allow this thread to be highjacked by an inferior pork product.


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A buddy was born in Jersey and buys it sliced at Kroger or Publix here in Richmond. I looked at it once -

"Total Fat 16g 24.62%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 40mg 13.33%
Sodium 580mg 24.17%"

""Approximately 8 slices" for $4.41

I'll just stick to Smithfield ham.


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I grew up in a Philadelphia family and long before it was ever called Pork Roll it was Taylor's Ham. Everyone called it TH for short including Pop Pop and Nana. The rest is lies and propaganda...

Beach Farmer


So who has the best Cheesesteak?

Laszlo

Jim's on South.

As for pork roll, too salty. SPAM for the win. And don't even start with scrapple. Laughing smiley


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A buddy was born in Jersey and buys it sliced at Kroger or Publix here in Richmond. I looked at it once -

"Total Fat 16g 24.62%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 40mg 13.33%
Sodium 580mg 24.17%"

""Approximately 8 slices" for $4.41

I'll just stick to Smithfield ham.

johnbt


Tasty for sure. Healthy, not so much.




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My local ShopRite sell their own brand of pork roll, choice of mild or tangy 24 oz for $8.49 as opposed to 14.49 for the John Taylor brand. I gave the tangy a try and it was pretty darn close to the original. No complaints from the family. But the Hatfield, ugh.

kenjo123


I believe Case's Pork Roll (second most popular brand in NJ) makes the Shop-Rite brand. It is not bad for a grocery store label.


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I was raised right outside of Philly. I’ve always called it pork roll. My mom was raised inside of Philly and said they always called it Taylor’s pork roll or just pork roll, never ham….

Kat0922





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I'm too far from Corolla to give that place a go, but I think I'll be buying some pork roll soon! Does anyone put a few slices of crispy bacon on those sandwiches for a little crunch?


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I'm too far from Corolla to give that place a go, but I think I'll be buying some pork roll soon! Does anyone put a few slices of crispy bacon on those sandwiches for a little crunch?

Mstaszew


It is done for sure. I personally don't. I am a basic "Jersey Breakfast" guy. Pork roll, fried egg (a little runny), American cheese (yellow), on a hard roll (kinda like a kaiser roll but a crispier crust).

Check out (link below) some of the crazy sandwiches made with pork roll at the pork roll shop in my town.




johnnyporkroll.com/menu


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I'm too far from Corolla to give that place a go, but I think I'll be buying some pork roll soon! Does anyone put a few slices of crispy bacon on those sandwiches for a little crunch?

Mstaszew


It is done for sure. I personally don't. I am a basic "Jersey Breakfast" guy. Pork roll, fried egg (a little runny), American cheese (yellow), on a hard roll (kinda like a kaiser roll).

Check out (link below) some of the crazy sandwiches made with pork roll at the pork roll shop in my town.


Robert


The PBLT... I'm all over that. I have my shopping list made.


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IMHO Taylor Pork Roll must be served only on a GOOD fresh Kaiser roll ( which can only be found in the Philly area.)

Banks68


Banks....I agree about it needs to be on a "kaiser" type roll, although not bad on a good Engish muffin now and then. However, most everyone around me, as well as the stores call it a "hard roll". It is very similiar to a Kaiser roll, but with a crispier crust.


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"IMHO Taylor Pork Roll must be served only on a GOOD fresh Kaiser roll ( which can only be found in the Philly area.)"
Banks68"

While I appreciate the idea, GOOD fresh Kaiser rolls are available in every major city in the country, most small cities, and many small towns. Ya just gotta find em.


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