Taylor ham,under Boars Head label, makes a great tasty sandwich combined with anything. Flat grill or pan fried, brings out the best of this flavor. Great![:p]
Taylor Ham, Egg and cheese..on a hard roll, w/ salt, pepper, ketchup..the breakfast of champions
I miss TPR, but the picture above made me write it down on our grocery list. I’m picking up a carton for Sat. evening supper. Boy that looks good!
Roos – what’s the item on the left of the plate?
I can get sliced TPR here in Virginia (four rather miniscule slices), but I made a trip home to the native land (New Jersey) a few weeks ago and scored a pound roll in Wegman’s. On a hamburger bun with cheese and ketchup … yum.
And yes, every Pennsylvanian I’ve known refers to it as Taylor ham, every Jerseyite as pork roll. Either way, it’s the bomb.
Here is a photo of a sandwich I got a few weeks ago.
Heck, it’s $8.95 for a one-pound roll here.
I’ve always heard it as TPR. I bought it several times in 05 when going to Philly and I liked it. I can get it here but it is like 6 a lb. Forget that.
big g in joisey
Does anyone remeber Egan’s restaurant on the Belleville Tpke in North Arlington Nj,they used to serve a great taylor ham sandwich on a toasted Italian or Kasier roll with cheese and pickles.
Dad was from the Lehigh valley and used to make either scrapple or TPR for us on weekends. I wasn’t crazy about the scrapple-had to be fried hard and put on a toasted english muffin with apple butter for me. I read the funnies and tried not to think about what I was eating (shocking for a child to read the ingredient list on a scrapple package.)
Taylor Pork Roll, as my dad always called it, was different. I knew from the smell coming from the kitchen that something evil was going on. My brother also feared it.
I eat nearly everything now. My screen name alone should indicate my love of the pig. Having said that though, I tried some TPR recently on a trip to eastern PA. Still can’t do it. It’s not just insanely salty, it has a processed flavor I can’t abide.
For what it’s worth (which might not be much),
-Mark DeCarlo on "Taste of America" called it "Taylor-ham-pork-roll"
-Type "pork roll" into Wikipedia, and it redirects you to "Taylor Ham"
I’ve been gone from New Jersey far too long to recommend a diner, but pork roll is definitely Jersey soul food. My wife and I have a friendly disagreement on what it should be called. She a PA girl and refers to it as Taylor Ham. I am Central Jersey born and raised and to me it will always be Pork Roll.
I’m posting this on behalf of an acquaintance who is traveling to NJ for a brief time and wants to try some Pork Roll:
Is there a great traditional NJ diner in the area of Iselin/Woodbridge where I can find some traditional Pork Roll? I am not at all familiar with the area, and have only a small amount of free time. I don’t want to drive around aimlessly (although it might be fun to do that one day).
Any help would be appreciated!
Thanks for any comments & replies,
I grew up in New Jersey and was a big fan of TPR. They sell it at one of the Publix in Tallahassee, so I can still have a taste of home…
Some of the stores outbhere in AZ sell it like Sunflower Mkt
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