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June 22, 2004 3:46 PM   Subscribe

Chocolate dipped pork fat is now on the menu in one of the Ukraine's trendiest restaurants. Because regular pork fat isn't chocolately enough.
posted by jonson (35 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Ketchup tastes tgood on pork, so sweet tastes do seem to make sense.

/goes to get the bacon and the hershey sauce.
posted by Space Coyote at 3:54 PM on June 22, 2004


Paging jonmc. You now have an entree to go with your deep fried whatever bars as dessert.
posted by Salmonberry at 3:59 PM on June 22, 2004


You should page Homer Simpson, too.
posted by boredomjockey at 4:02 PM on June 22, 2004


I have to try that, just once. Chocolate makes anything better.
posted by dabitch at 4:03 PM on June 22, 2004


Why is it always the Ukraine and not just Ukraine?
posted by xmutex at 4:10 PM on June 22, 2004


Actually, sweet on pork chops does make a lot of sense. Usually I do pork chops with a sauce mix that's basically ketchip and brown sugar. Does the trick just fine.
posted by Salmonberry at 4:11 PM on June 22, 2004


don't people in some magical land somewhere eat applesauce with porkchops?
posted by bob sarabia at 4:12 PM on June 22, 2004


Ask Peter Brady.
posted by scody at 4:22 PM on June 22, 2004


Good gravy -- has anyone alerted jonmc yet?
posted by davidmsc at 5:01 PM on June 22, 2004


Young girl, come and try my tasty salo, it's super salo.

Katya Feschenko,
salo seller

yes.
posted by Keyser Soze at 5:02 PM on June 22, 2004


Is there some way to combine this with a stick of butter?
posted by kenko at 5:04 PM on June 22, 2004


People who bought Chocolate-dipped pork rinds at Amazon also bought...
posted by scottandrew at 5:33 PM on June 22, 2004


Why is it always the Ukraine and not just Ukraine?

It's not any more -- the more official/respectable the publication, the more likely you are to see "in Ukraine," because that's what the Ukrainian government insists on. (I have a longstanding problem with allegedly free people obediently going along with what some foreign government tells them to say -- eg, "Myanmar" -- but that's a separate issue.) The reason the traditional name is "the Ukraine" is that "Ukraine" was originally a geographical description ('borderland') rather than the name of a country; there wasn't such a country (thus called) until a few years ago. Compare "the Netherlands," also a geographical description ('lowlands'). The reason the government wants the article dropped is exactly that: "real" countries don't have articles. Interestingly, there's a parallel debate in Russian, where the traditional phrase is na Ukraine 'on (the) Ukraine' and the Ukrainians want the Russians to say v Ukraine 'in (the) Ukraine' as for most other countries (na is used mainly with countries that are also islands: na Kube 'in/on Cuba').

Well, my work here is done; I'm heading out to dip pork fat in chocolate and swig vodka.
posted by languagehat at 5:33 PM on June 22, 2004


Ask Peter Brady.

Oh, that's good. Hadn't thought about that one in years.
posted by btwillig at 5:35 PM on June 22, 2004


*drools*
posted by jonmc at 5:43 PM on June 22, 2004


That would also go well with the Tempura Vegan Oreos I had last night. Pork fat is vegan, right?
posted by quasistoic at 7:09 PM on June 22, 2004


It needs some crumbled caramelized bacon.
posted by donpardo at 7:32 PM on June 22, 2004


ewwwww....I'll pass on this.
posted by SisterHavana at 8:37 PM on June 22, 2004


MetaFilter: where you post something about chocolate dipped pork, and someone gives you the etymology of "Ukraine" before anyone can say "ewwwww."
posted by scarabic at 12:23 AM on June 23, 2004


Because regular pork fat isn't chocolately enough.
Damn straight!

Chocolate makes anything better.
Pork fat makes everything better times infinity. Use pork or bacon fat to replace the cooking fat in any recipe and you'll see what I mean. The combination of these two godlike foods is staggering.
posted by TungstenChef at 1:03 AM on June 23, 2004


Oh yeah, it must be said...
Move over eggs! Bacon just got a new best friend: fudge!
posted by TungstenChef at 1:04 AM on June 23, 2004


Is there anything stopping one from breading one of these things in batter, and then deep-frying that, coating it in ice cream, drizzling on butter, rolling it in popcorn, then brushing that with honey, sprinkling on bacon bits, dipping in whipped egg, powdering that with sugar, skewering with apple slices, applying caramel, and then waving the whole mess at a bucket of lard? Yum!
posted by scarabic at 1:49 AM on June 23, 2004


scarabic -will you marry me?
posted by TungstenChef at 3:40 AM on June 23, 2004


Mmmmm... now you're on to something scarabic, although I would consider sprinkles in there somewhere... or maybe some chocolate jimmies.
Actually, it's funny you should even make such a post. My fellow culinary students and I, back in the day, used to play a similar "game"... more or less just making fun of ourselves. We would keep adding steps to the "recipe" just to see how absurd it could be and who would be left without being able to make the next contribution. Breading and deep-frying was damn near a given at some point - usually preceded by pureeing, adding a panade and forming into cakes. Imagine the fun.

A friend of mine went to v Ukraine for some kind of school trip, back in '86ish. For some reason, the only thing I can remember him telling me about his experiences there was that, for breakfast, he was consistently served a bowl of hot water with a hunk of pork fat floating about. That's it... and sometimes a warm coke. FANTASTIC! I can't wait to go.
posted by Witty at 3:43 AM on June 23, 2004


Can this be put to use to deter young suicide bombers in the Mideast?
posted by ParisParamus at 4:21 AM on June 23, 2004


I see FreedomParamus has solved his posting problem. Too bad.
posted by smcniven at 5:18 AM on June 23, 2004


This is like an old cooking joke... if you want to improve any recipe, double the bacon and add chocolate.
posted by RustyBrooks at 5:50 AM on June 23, 2004


What's too bad is that you just HAD to come in here and say that... Bravo! It'll never end.
posted by Witty at 5:50 AM on June 23, 2004


Although PP's comment was hardly necessary either.
posted by Witty at 6:04 AM on June 23, 2004


Piss off Witty. Have a look at my posting history. I rarely (if ever) sound off on the whole mid-east terror thing. But PP's post was so obnoxious and out of place in this thread that I felt compelled to retort.

BTW, PP is a grownup. Why don't you let him fight his own battles (if he so chooses). He probably looked at my comment, snorted at it and started reading another thread. Too bad you just HAD to make a comment about my comment.

But hey, let's let bygones be bygones. I'll even serve up a nice steaming plate of homemade Salo just for you.
posted by smcniven at 6:33 AM on June 23, 2004


I'm surprised no one's mentioned the widely-available Grams Gourmet Sweet Cinnamon & Butter Pork Rind Crunchies. Take it from me: these are extremely nasty.
posted by MrMoonPie at 6:44 AM on June 23, 2004


Holy shit--pork rind pancakes. I <3 Google.
posted by MrMoonPie at 6:46 AM on June 23, 2004


"Move over eggs, Bacon's pork fat's got a new partner! Fudge!" - Homer Simpson
posted by tommasz at 7:39 AM on June 23, 2004


I rarely (if ever) sound off on the whole mid-east terror thing.

And you didn't in this case either.
posted by Witty at 7:51 AM on June 23, 2004


jonmc eats deep fried Mars bars. I saw him do it.

I've eaten worse things, some of which used to have legs too - not like Mars bars. Unless there are varieties of Mars bars I'm unaware of - Mars bars with legs. Who knows?

Just saying.
posted by troutfishing at 7:46 PM on June 23, 2004


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