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Wed Oct 17, 2018, 03:23 PM

Are pickled pigs feet a very common snack in US today?

My mom (b 1913 in MO) ate them now and then when I was a kid. I think she said she started eating them when she was pregnant.

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Reply Are pickled pigs feet a very common snack in US today? (Original post)
bobbieinok Oct 2018 OP
doc03 Oct 2018 #1
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PoindexterOglethorpe Oct 2018 #3
elfin Oct 2018 #4
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doc03 Oct 2018 #10
Worried senior Oct 2018 #11
MissMillie Oct 2018 #15
Wounded Bear Oct 2018 #12
Totally Tunsie Oct 2018 #13
Codeine Oct 2018 #14
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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2018, 03:24 PM

1. My dad used to eat those things eww nt

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2018, 03:28 PM

2. In most grocery stores and dive bars

From Alabama to South Carolina.

Living in Chicago I saw them in lower end grocery stores.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2018, 03:29 PM

3. I have never seen them that I know of.

I've lived in various parts of the country, never the deep south.

Hadn't even heard of them before this post. Which proves that some things are much more regional than we realize.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2018, 03:31 PM

4. Haven't seen lately, but common back in the day

Usually in jars near the meat counter of local independent grocery stores. Or on the shelf at your favorite tavern.

Not as many independent grocery stores now.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2018, 03:35 PM

5. Well walmart

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Hormel-Jarred-Pigs-Feet-Semi-Boneless-in-Vinegar-9-Oz/10447796

Not bad taste. Of course i have ate possum so there is that.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2018, 03:37 PM

6. She Who Must be Obeyed put the kibosh on my habit decades ago

I used to really enjoy them, and was convinced the gelatin promoted strong fingernails.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2018, 03:38 PM

7. These are best served in a shoe.

But I, of course, look for the vegetarian version which is so wildly popular, no one ever has it in stock.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2018, 03:48 PM

8. My grandfather ate the nasty things, but then he grew up in the Depression...

I have not seen them in the stores. I remember a couple of jars at grandparents place. I don't where he got them. Something I have never looked for in the grocery store.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2018, 03:49 PM

9. Love pickled pigs feet.

Thanks for reminding me. Haven't had them for a couple years. Harder to find than they used to be. I'm gonna put it on my weekend shopping list.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2018, 04:38 PM

10. Think that's bad how about head cheese?

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Response to doc03 (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 17, 2018, 06:36 PM

11. My husband likes head cheese

and another one called sultz (I don't know spelling). Lived in Milwaukee and basically German heritage so that was part of the diet.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 18, 2018, 02:40 PM

15. I saw it made once on Food Network

I'd eat it, if I knew it were freshly made.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2018, 07:19 PM

12. Last I saw any was in a bar...

It's one of those things you might eat on a dare, and when your senses are half shot with alcohol. You know, bar food.

I haven't been in a bar is years, so I can't say if this is still a thing.

Of course, I haven't been looking for them.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2018, 08:02 PM

13. My blessed Polish grandmother, aka "Baci", made this often.

As a little kid, I liked just the surrounding gelatin, swimming in vinegar. It wasn't until I was perhaps a teenage before I appreciated the actual meat.

I've never had a commercial version as I'm afraid it wouldn't measure up to Baci's wonderful home cooking. She spoiled me with her kitchen treasures.

Thanks for the memory!

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2018, 08:08 PM

14. Pretty common in Hispanic markets

 

here in Southern California. I used to eat them as a kid when we lived in Oklahoma, but that was forty years ago.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2018, 05:10 PM

16. Ewww... my grandpa loves them and he's the only person I know who eats them. But he's in

his nineties, so as far as I'm concerned he can eat whatever he wants

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2018, 10:46 PM

17. They used to be in the local grocery store (also in MO)...

Not sure if they still are. When I was in high school back in the 70's, I used to take my grandmother shopping so I could do the reaching and bending for her. She went up and down every aisle in the store so I saw everything. Today when I shop, I just go to the aisles I need to visit. I'm not even sure where they'd be if they were there. I don't recall seeing them anytime in the last decade or two though.

But yeah, big jars of the things. I've never had one. They just looked nasty/creepy.

I probably ought to take the time to go through the whole store again and really look at what all is there. There's no telling what I might discover!

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