Salt pork. Just the mention of this delectable treat
gushing into my mouth and a tear
to my eye.
Typically, salt pork is a Southern treat, usually eaten for breakfast
. My grandmother
would fry up a slab of salt pork in a cast iron
skillet, and then, when it was finished cooking, fry the eggs
in the left over grease.
When cooked, salt pork (at least the stuff we ate growing up
) tends to be tough and very very salty, almost to the point of irritating the roof of the mouth. Salt pork, cooked and then diced, is great in a cream gravy over biscuits or mashed potato
s. Salt pork is, in many circles, interchangable with the term country ham