Diabetic Dish of the Week – Country Buttermilk Buckwheat Pancakes

May 11, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in breakfast, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is Country Buttermilk Buckwheat Pancakes. To make this week’s Dish you’ll be needing Buckwheat Flour, All Purpose Flour, Baking Powder, Brown Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Eggs, Reduced Fat Buttermilk, and Nonstick Cooking Spray. The Pancakes are 108 calories and 11 net carbs per serving. Start your morning off with a Delicious and Healthy Breakfast! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Country Buttermilk Buckwheat Pancakes
Put a twist on the traditional stack with these low-carb, buckwheat-based pancakes. With just 20 minutes of preparation time, you can be basking in a taste of golden-brown bliss!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 20 minutes

1/2 cup buckwheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1 cup reduced-fat buttermilk
Nonstick cooking spray

Directions
Yield: 9 pancakes (1/4 cup batter each)
Serving size: 1 pancake

1 – Blend flours, baking powder, and brown sugar together in a mixing bowl. Add vegetable oil, eggs, and buttermilk and stir until well blended. Spray a griddle or skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Measure 1/4 cup batter for each pancake onto hot griddle or skillet. Cook pancakes approximately 1–2 minutes on each side until they are golden brown. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 108 calories, Carbohydrates: 12 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 148 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/breakfast/country-buttermilk-buckwheat-pancakes/

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Chef Boyardee Lasagna w/ Texas Toast (Light)

April 24, 2021 at 7:13 PM | Posted in Chef Boyardee, Wild Idea Buffalo | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Chef Boyardee Lasagna w/ Texas Toast (Lite)

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared a Sunny Side Up Egg, Simply Potato Shredded Hash Browns, 2 Buffalo Breakfast Sausage Patties, 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s 1 Calorie Wheat Bread (topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter), and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Tea. I usually don’t have a Big Breakfast but I was starved this morning! First time I prepared the Wild Idea Ground Breakfast Sausage. It comes in a 1 lb. package and I form the Patties. These cam out delicious, another great Buffalo Product from Wild Idea Buffalo!

 

 

 

Cloudy, rain and 52 degrees out today. Just did a few chores around the house today. I got everything done and just kicked back and got caught up on some shows I had recorded. Had no clue on what to have for Dinner. Wanted a hot Meal but something not real heavy and easy to prepare. Bring on the Chef! For Dinner tonight Chef Boyardee Lasagna and Texas Toast (Light).

 

I’ve always been a huge fan of Chef Boyardee products and love their Chef Boyardee Lasagna, Ravioli, and Spaghetti and Meatballs. To prepare it; the easy part! Just empty the contents into a small sauce pan, put the lid on, and heat on medium until heated through. Just stir it occasionally and your done. The Pasta Lasagna is excellent and the Tomato and Beef Sauce it comes in is very good. I know there’s better stuff out there but from time to time I love having Chef Boyardee.

 

I also baked a slice of New York Bakery Lite Texas Toast, one of my slices of this. I hear they no longer make it. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Cherry Jello.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


WILD IDEA BUFFALO – BREAKFAST SAUSAGE 12 OZ.
Our prairie bison mixed with hints of sage and maple makes this a healthy breakfast meat alternative. Serve it up with sunny-side eggs and pancakes or use in stuffing and sauces. Available in a 12 oz. of ground breakfast sausage, not in links.

Ingredients: 100% Grass-Fed Buffalo, Water, Sea Salt, Organic Spices: Brown Sugar, Crushed Red Pepper, Sage, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Ground Allspice.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/brats-sausages-hot-dogs/products/breakfast-sausage-12-oz

 

 

 

Chef Boyardee Lasagna


Chef Boyardee Lasagna is a delicious and convenient meal that is ready to eat in minutes and has delighted families for generations. Made with enriched pasta in a rich, Italian-flavored tomato sauce, Chef Boyardee Lasagna has the timeless flavor that everyone loves. When you need a quick meal, Chef Boyardee has your back. Just pop the easy-open lid, and in 90 seconds, dinner is ready to serve. Chef Boyardee Lasagna is so simple and easy to prepare, anyone can grab it off the shelf for a quick and filling snack. Each 15 oz easy-open can of Chef Boyardee Lasagna contains 2 servings of pasta and tomato sauce, with 9 grams of protein and 230 calories per serving. With no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives, Chef Boyardee makes a wholesome meal for kids of ALL ages.

* Chef Boyardee Lasagna is a delicious and convenient meal that is ready to eat in minutes and has delighted families for generations
* Made with enriched pasta in a rich, Italian-flavored tomato sauce, Chef Boyardee Lasagna has the timeless flavor everyone loves
* When you need a quick meal, Chef Boyardee has your back. Just pop the easy-open lid, and in 90 seconds, dinner is ready to serve
* Chef Boyardee Lasagna is so simple and easy to prepare, anyone can grab it off the shelf for a quick and filling snack
* Each 15 oz easy-open can of Chef Boyardee Lasagna contains 2 servings of pasta and tomato sauce, with 9 grams of protein and 230 calories per serving

Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Container 2.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories 230 Calories
Calories From Fat 70 Calories
Carbohydrate 31 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugars 9 g
Protein 9 g

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Egg and Bacon Brunch Wraps

March 16, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | 2 Comments
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week – Egg and Bacon Brunch Wraps. To make this week’s dish you’ll be needing Egg Substitute, Shredded Parmesan Cheese, Canadian Bacon, Hot Red Pepper Sauce, Black Pepper, Whole Wheat Tortillas, and Baby Spinach Leaves. The Wraps are 195 calories and 17 carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Egg and Bacon Brunch Wraps
Canadian bacon, hot pepper sauce, and baby spinach make for a winning way to start the day!

Ingredients
1 cup cholesterol-free egg substitute
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
2 slices Canadian bacon, diced
1/2 teaspoon hot red pepper sauce
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 (7-inch) red chile tortillas or whole wheat tortillas
1 cup baby spinach leaves

Directions
Yield: 4 servings

1 – Preheat oven to 325°F. Combine egg substitute, cheese, bacon, red pepper sauce, and pepper in bowl. Pour into 9-inch glass baking dish sprayed with butter-flavored cooking spray. Bake 15 minutes, or until egg substitute is set. Remove from oven.

2 – Place tortillas in oven 1 minute or until soft and pliable. Cut egg substitute into quarters. Place 1 wedge in center of each tortilla. Top with 1/4 cup spinach leaves. Fold bottom of tortilla to center; fold sides to center to enclose filling and serve immediately.

Note: Canadian bacon comes from the loin of the pig. It is much more meaty and has less fat than traditional bacon. As a result, it tastes more like ham in flavor. In order to reduce the sodium in this recipe, try meatless bacon which is usually made with soy products.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 195 calories, Carbohydrates: 20 g, Protein: 15 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 11 mg, Sodium: 699 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/breakfast/egg-and-bacon-brunch-wraps/

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Fast-Paced Turkey Frittata

March 5, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for a Fast-Paced Turkey Frittata. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Egg Substitute, Plain Low Fat Yogurt, Water, Dill Weed, JENNIE-O® DELI FAVORITES® Hickory Smoked Turkey Breast, Zucchini, Carrots, and Butter. The Frittata is 70 calories and 3 carbs per serving. You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Stay Safe and Make the SWITCH in 2021! https://www.jennieo.com/

Fast-Paced Turkey Frittata
Egg-based recipes are the cornerstone of any good brunch, and this Fast-Paced Turkey Frittata takes the cake. Chock full of veggies and Hickory Smoked deli turkey, this gluten free recipe has 70 calories per serving!

Total Time – 30 Minutes
Serving Size – 4 Servings

Ingredients
1 ¼ – cup eggs substitute or 5 eggs
¼ – cup plain low-fat yogurt
2 – tablespoons water
¼ – teaspoon dried dill weed
4 – slices JENNIE-O® DELI FAVORITES® Hickory Smoked Turkey Breast, cut into 0.5-inch pieces
½ – cup shredded zucchini
¼ – cup shredded carrot
1 – tablespoon butter

Directions
1) In medium bowl, whisk eggs, yogurt, water and dill weed; set aside. In medium skillet over medium heat, cook turkey, zucchini and carrot in butter 2 to 3 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

2) Spread mixture evenly over bottom of skillet. Pour egg mixture into skillet. Reduce heat to medium. As eggs begin to set, run a spatula around the edge of the skillet, lifting egg mixture to allow uncooked portion to run underneath.

3) Cook 10 to 12 minutes or until eggs are set. Cut into 4 wedges.

Nutrition
Calories 70

Protein 8g

Carbohydrates 3g

Fiber 0g

Sugars 2g

Fat 3.5g

Cholesterol 20mg

Sodium 300mg

Saturated Fat 2g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/fast-paced-turkey-frittata/

Cran-Apple Oatmeal

February 23, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for Cran-Apple Oatmeal. To make this Breakfast Oatmeal you’ll be needing 2% Milk, Dried Cranberries, Ground Cinnamon, Salt, Quick Oats, Apple, Equal Spoonful, Pecans, and Vanilla Extract. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Cran-Apple Oatmeal
Cran-Apple Oatmeal is prepared with milk, and combined with dried cranberries and fresh apple to create a hot breakfast cereal that’s hard to resist.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 cups 2% or skim milk
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup old-fashioned or quick oats, uncooked
3/4 cup chopped apple
2 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful*
2 tablespoons chopped pecans (optional)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Directions:
1 – Combine milk, cranberries, cinnamon and salt in medium saucepan. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
2 – Add oats and apple. Simmer, uncovered 5 to 6 minutes for old-fashioned (1 to 2 minutes for quick), stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is absorbed.
3 – Remove from heat. Stir in Equal®, nuts and vanilla.
Makes 2 servings.

*May substitute 3 packets Equal sweetener.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/2 of recipe): calories 387, protein 16 g, carbohydrate 64 g, fat 8 g, cholesterol 20 mg, sodium 437 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/cran-apple_oatmeal_recipe.html

Scrambled Egg Mini Pizzas

February 21, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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You can start you morning off the right way with a Pizza, Scrambled Egg Mini Pizzas. Bell Peppers, Onions, Eggs, Cheese, Pizza Sauce, and more will give you a good reason to “Rise and Shine”. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Scrambled Egg Mini Pizzas

Recipe Ingredients:

2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups chopped green or red bell peppers
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
4 large eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (2 ounces) – divided use
1/2 cup pizza sauce
4 English muffins, split, toasted

Cooking Directions:

1 – Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add bell peppers, onion and Italian seasoning; sauté until tender, 3 to 4 minutes.
2 – Beat eggs and milk in medium bowl until blended. Pour over vegetables in skillet; sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheese. Reduce heat to medium. As eggs begin to set, gently pull the eggs across the pan with an inverted turner, forming large soft curds. Continue cooking – pulling, lifting and folding eggs – until thickened and no visible liquid egg remains. Do not stir constantly. Remove from heat.
3 – Spread 1 tablespoon pizza sauce on each muffin half. Top with eggs and remaining cheese, dividing evenly.

Makes 4 servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 313; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 221mg; Total Carbs: 35g; Fiber: 3g; Protein: 16g; Sodium: 476mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/pizza_recipes/scrambled_egg_mini_pizzas_recipe.html

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Breakfast Turkey Tacos

February 12, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is Breakfast Turkey Tacos. Here’s a recipe that will make you want to get up early for! Made using one of my Sausage Links, the JENNIE-O® Lean Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links. These are so good, they cook up perfect and taste so fresh! Along with the Sausage Links you’ll be using; Eggs or Egg Substitute, Cheddar Cheese, and Salsa all in a Taco. You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Stay Safe and Make the SWITCH in 2021! https://www.jennieo.com/

Breakfast Turkey Tacos
Turkey sausage, shredded Cheddar cheese and fluffy scrambled eggs wrapped in a tortilla and covered in salsa. This kid-friendly breakfast recipe is ready in under 15 minutes!
Total Time 15 Minutes
Serving Size 4 Servings

INGREDIENTS
1 (12-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links
1 (16-ounce) carton egg substitute or 8 eggs
¾ cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
4 taco size tortillas, warmed
2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives
salsa, if desired

DIRECTIONS
1) Cook sausages as specified on package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Slice and keep warm.
2) Prepare eggs according to package directions. Stir in ½ cup cheese.
3) Spoon egg and sausage onto tortillas. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Top with chives. Serve with salsa, if desired.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 340
Protein 32g
Carbohydrates 18g
Fiber 1g
Sugars 0g
Fat 16g
Cholesterol 85mg
Sodium 890mg
Saturated Fat 7g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/breakfast-turkey-tacos/

Wild Idea Recipe of the Week – Breakfast Sausage and Egg Buttermilk Biscuit Sandwiches

January 6, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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You can start your mornings off with not only a delicious Breakfast Sandwich but also a healthy one! It’s this week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Breakfast Sausage and Egg Buttermilk Biscuit Sandwiches. Made with Wild Idea Buffalo Breakfast Sausage. Add some Eggs, Cheese, and the Buttermilk Biscuit and you are set! Another delicious Buffalo recipe from Jill O’Brien of Wild Idea Buffalo. You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Breakfast Sausage along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

Breakfast Sausage and Egg Buttermilk Biscuit Sandwiches

My mothers buttermilk biscuits, made with fresh, homemade buttermilk, were a family favorite. What makes them even better is Wild Idea’s Buffalo Breakfast Sausage, a farm fresh egg, and cheddar cheese! You will have not only a tasty sandwich, but the energy to start your day. These are great for kids of all ages, and for when you are on the go!

Ingredients:
1 – pound Wild Idea Breakfast Sausage
1 – tablespoon oil
4 – ounces cheese, slice
4 – farm fresh or organic eggs
4 – buttermilk biscuits
salt & pepper
butter

Preparation:
1) Portion out Wild Idea Buffalo Breakfast Sausage into four patties.
2) Brush sauté pan with a little oil, over medium heat, and place patties into heated pan. Cook for about 4 minutes on each side. During the last two minutes of cooking, add the cheese slices and cover the pan to melt cheese.
3) While sausage is cooking, heat remaining oil in sauté pan, over medium heat and add your eggs. Season with salt and pepper, cover, and cook until the yolk is medium, about 4 minutes. This will make for a soft, but not runny or hard yolk.
4) To assemble, butter the warm biscuits with butter, top with cheesy sausage patty and egg.

Buttermilk Biscuits (makes about 12 biscuits, but is determined by size of biscuit cutter)
Terrific warm with butter & jam!

Ingredients:
2 – cups unbleached flour
1 – tablespoon sugar
4 – teaspoons baking powder
½ – teaspoon salt
½ – cup butter, chilled, sliced
1 – dollop real mayonnaise
½ – cup buttermilk

Preparation:
1) In mixing bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.
2) Cut in the butter, until mixture is course crumbles.
3) Add the mayonnaise and the buttermilk and mix until just incorporated.
4) Place dough on lightly floured surface and knead, about 20 times.
5) Roll out to 1” thick and cut with biscuit cutter, pressing down, but not twisting.
6) Bake at 450°, for 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/93320513-breakfast-sausage-egg-buttermilk-biscuit-sandwiches

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo Breakfast Sausage
Our prairie bison mixed with hints of sage and maple makes this a healthy breakfast meat alternative. Serve it up with sunny-side eggs and pancakes or use in stuffing and sauces. Available in a 12 oz. or 1 lb. package of ground breakfast sausage, not in links.

Ingredients: 100% Grass-Fed Buffalo, Water, Sea Salt, Organic Spices: Brown Sugar, Crushed Red Pepper, Sage, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Ground Allspice.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/brats-sausages-hot-dogs/products/breakfast-sausage-12-oz

Healthy Ham Recipes

December 2, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Ham Recipes. Find Delicious and Healthy Ham Recipes with recipes including Mexican-Style Ham and Egg Breakfast, Marmalade-Horseradish-Rosemary Glazed Ham, and Ham and Jam Crispbreads. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Ham Recipes
Find healthy, delicious ham recipes. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Mexican-Style Ham and Egg Breakfast
Packed with protein and lower in carbs, these ham and egg breakfast sandwiches with guacamole will keep you full all day………………

Marmalade-Horseradish-Rosemary Glazed Ham
Orange marmalade, whole-grain mustard, and horseradish are combined with fresh rosemary to make a sensational glaze for this delicious ham. It’s a perfect main dish for a holiday gathering or family reunion………………

Ham and Jam Crispbreads
Smørrebrød is the Danish name for open-face sandwiches served on rye. Eating fiber-rich rye crisps (or rye bread) at breakfast (instead of white bread) may help you feel satisfied longer and help keep blood sugar levels steady. This version features lingonberry jam (yes, the kind you find at IKEA), ham and chives………………………….

 

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Ham Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19022/ingredients/meat-poultry/pork/ham/

One of America’s Favorites – Pork Roll

November 9, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Two slices of pork roll

Pork roll (also known regionally as Taylor ham) is a pork-based processed meat commonly available in New Jersey, New York, Delaware and parts of Pennsylvania and Maryland. It was developed in 1856 by John Taylor of Hamilton Square, New Jersey, and sold as “Taylor’s Prepared Ham”. Other producers entered the market, and subsequent food labeling regulations required Taylor to designate it as a “pork roll” alongside its competitors. While “Taylor” is technically a brand of pork roll, in regions of North and Central Jersey, all brands of pork roll may be referred to colloquially as “Taylor Ham” due to John Taylor branding his original pork roll as Taylor’s Prepared Ham.

 

While a similar item, packed minced ham, may have been produced at the time of the Battle of Trenton, John Taylor is credited with creating his secret recipe for the product in 1856. George Washington Case, a farmer and butcher from nearby Belle Mead, New Jersey, later created his own recipe for pork roll in 1870. Case’s was reportedly packaged in corn husks.

A “Jersey Breakfast” of pork roll, egg, and cheese

Taylor originally called his product “Taylor’s Prepared Ham”, but was forced to change the name after it failed to meet the new legal definition of “ham” established by the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906. Marketed as both “Taylor’s Pork Roll” and “Trenton Pork Roll”, it saw competition from products with similar names like “Rolled Pork” and “Trenton style Pork Roll”. When their makers were sued by Taylor, a 1910 legal case ruled that the words “Pork Roll” could not be trademarked.

In North Jersey, residents continue to use the term “Taylor ham”, while South Jersey residents generally use the term “pork roll”, with Central Jersey residents using a mix of the two.

In the 1910 lawsuit, it was described as “a food article made of pork, packed in a cylindrical cotton sack or bag in such form that it could be quickly prepared for cooking by slicing without removal from the bag.” Larry Olmsted of USA Today has described the taste of the meat as “a cross between Canadian bacon and bacon, less hammy and smoky than Canadian, fattier and saltier than bacon, with a unique texture, both crispy and slightly mushy.”

Companies that make pork roll include Taylor (under the Taylor and Trenton brands), Case’s Pork Roll, Loeffler’s Gourmet, Hatfield Quality Meats and Alderfer Premium of Harleysville, Pennsylvania.

 

It is typically eaten as part of a sandwich, with popular condiments including pepper, ketchup, mustard, hot sauce, lettuce, butter and tomato. It is also incorporated in many other recipes, including a popular breakfast sandwich known in the region as a “Taylor ham, egg and cheese” or “pork roll, egg and cheese”. in which fried pork roll is joined with a fried egg and American cheese and served on a hard roll, bagel or English muffin. New Jersey eateries noted for their Jersey Breakfast include Slater’s in Middletown, and Starks United in Keansburg.

 

Trenton, New Jersey held its Inaugural Pork Roll Festival on May 24, 2014.

A sandwich featuring pork roll at a delicatessen in New Jersey

The Trenton Thunder minor league baseball team hosted their inaugural “Trenton Thunder World Famous Case’s Pork Roll Eating Championship” on September 26, 2015. Joey Chestnut won the contest by eating 32 pork roll sandwiches in 10 minutes.

The Lakewood BlueClaws minor league baseball team holds a Pork Roll, Egg, and Cheese Race at the end of the fourth inning of every home game.

A song called “Pork Roll Egg and Cheese” appears on the album The Pod by Ween, locals of New Hope, Pennsylvania, referring specifically to a sandwich consisting of pork roll, egg and cheese on a kaiser roll. Several other songs by the band such as “Frank” also contain references to pork roll.

On April 14, 2016, Assemblyman Tim Eustace introduced an Act in the New Jersey State Legislature designating the Taylor Ham, egg, and cheese sandwich as the New Jersey State Sandwich and supplementing chapter 9A of Title 52 of the Revised Statutes. “An Act designating the Taylor Ham, egg, and cheese sandwich as the New Jersey State Sandwich and supplementing chapter 9A of Title 52 of the Revised Statutes.”

On May 15, 2016, President Barack Obama gave a commencement speech at Rutgers University’s 250th graduation ceremony in which he referenced the “Taylor Ham vs. pork roll debate”, saying, “I come here for a simple reason – to finally settle this pork roll vs. Taylor Ham question…I’m just kidding…There’s not much I’m afraid to take on in my final year of office, but I know better than to get in the middle of that debate.”

On October 28, 2020, Montana gubernatorial candidate Mike Cooney released a video of former New Jersey governor Chris Christie on the app Cameo requesting Cooney’s opponent return to New Jersey. Christie, who had been tricked into recording the video by a Cooney aide, invoked pork rolls.

 

 

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