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  • Gator Lau
    Club Member
    • Mar 2016
    • 163
    • Hanford, CA

    Pork Wings?

    I recently came across some smoked pork shank being sold in a walk up restaurant as "Pork Wings". I tried an order ($4.95 for two) and they weren't bad. But not up to my quality desire. I would like to find out more about obtaining some in the raw and play around a little with them on the PBC, but they couldn't/wouldn't tell me anything except that they get them frozen and raw by the box. Does anybody have any info about this pork cut?
  • kmhfive
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    • Mar 2017
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    #2
    I've got nothing. Never heard of pigs flying.

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    • Livermoron
      Charter Member
      • Aug 2014
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      #3
      A bar nearby sells them during Happy Hour. Here's some info about the cut...
      http://honestcooking.com/pig-wing-hog-wing-pork/

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      • jgg85234
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        • Nov 2014
        • 733
        • Gilbert, AZ (Suburb of Phoenix)
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          *Favorites to smoke - Baby Back or St. Louis Ribs, Pork Butts, Standing Rib Roast, Strip Loin Roast, Tri-Tip, Chicken, Turkey, Pork Loin, Cornish Hens

        #4
        Farmland (foodservice distributor) calls them

        Farmland KC Wild Wing Pork Shank

        Amazon sells them by the case
        https://www.amazon.com/Wild-Wing-Sha.../dp/B00B04FE24

        Knowing what they are, you might be able to find someone local who sells them in smaller quantities.

        Best regards,
        Jim

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        • Gator Lau
          Club Member
          • Mar 2016
          • 163
          • Hanford, CA

          #5
          Thanks for the info. I don't know why I couldn't find that, but that's what teamwork is all about😁

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          • rat88
            Banned Former Member
            • Jun 2016
            • 264

            #6
            Holy crap $11 a pound for some funky pig cut that would be ground into sausage that sells $3 a pound. No thanks. I will stick with the already over priced chicken wings (that used to get ground up for dog food)

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            • MBMorgan
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              • Sep 2015
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                > Favorite Whiskey: Balvenie Double Wood Scotch or Jameson Irish

              #7
              They're pretty good bar food ... and the tasty factor goes up in direct proportion to the amount of beer consumed ... ...
              Last edited by MBMorgan; July 5th, 2017, 08:44 PM.

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              • JCGrill
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                I've got a theory on that. Everything tastes better with more beer, until the threshold is achieved, at which point nothing tastes good (or even looks good).

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