Pickled Pork

Preparation info
  • Serves

    6 to 8

    as a main dish.
    • Difficulty


Appears in
I Hear America Cooking

By Betty Fussell

Published 1986

  • About

Food snobs say petit salé, but down South the term is “pickled pork,” and nobody is too poor to be a connoisseur of it. The New Orleans taxi driver who told me, “We wuz poor but we ate good,” explained how it was they ate good: “We used to go to the store and say, Lemme see your pickled meat, and only if it wuz nice and lean you’d say, Cut me off a inch piece.” The taxi man had just had a long discussion with his wife about “how come poke chops today don’t taste like my mama’s mama’s