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Skin on pork?

jeffinsgfjeffinsgf Posts: 1,259
edited 2:24PM in EggHead Forum
Well, my quest to produce an English crackling roast is meeting some roadblocks. All the small processors around here skin rather than scald their hogs, so I'm having a hard time sourcing a shoulder with the skin intact.

Anyone know of a mail order source for skin on pork cuts?


  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428


    Can't you get a picnic end of the shoulder? Most of them have the skin on.


    Happy Trails

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    i couldn't find one with the skin OFF if i tried.

    they are all skin on here.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • jeffinsgfjeffinsgf Posts: 1,259
    If the processors I've talked to are indicative, everyone completely skins the animal. I haven't seen a picnic in a meat case around here in years.
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    a local butcher can't get one on the hoof for you?

    you could always go to a local livestock auction and pick up a pig or hog and butcher it yourself. It's a little work, but worth it in my book.


    (I picked the one in the back with the black rump. He's in the pen at my father-in-law's place now getting fat and delicious)
  • jeffinsgfjeffinsgf Posts: 1,259
    The thought has crossed my mind, but I filled my freezer with veggies this summer. If I do buy a whole or half hog, I'll still have to find someone to process it for me. The chances of me butchering it here and having my wife actually eat it are slim and none. And, Slim just left town.

    Still lots of little processing plants around to call...
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