smoking jowl whats the best way to eat it?

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by paul mondello, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. Hi, I have one jowl that I am going to smoke like bacon which has been brined. From what I have read that is the way to smoke it, hope I am right. I have one jowl in the freezer that has not been brined. I have no idea how to cook these. Any and all info will be appreciated. The smoked bacon came out great thanks to DJ Deb and Cowgirl. Thank you again for your help. Will post pics friday. Paul in Maine.
  2. smokeys my pet

    smokeys my pet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Never heard of a jowl. What is it????????????
  3. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I only had it once at a pig roast .... the most delicious heart attack I ever tasted!

    I think the best way to eat it is with a full set of teeth! [​IMG]

    Paul in Ontario
  4. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I may not be able to help,; but I do need to increase my vocabulary, can I ask what is a jowl?
  5. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The cheeks my friend!

    Main Entry: 3jowl Function: noun Etymology: alteration of Middle English chavel, from Old English ceafl; akin to Middle High German kivel jaw, Avestan zafar- mouth Date: 1598 1 a: jaw; especially : mandible b: one of the lateral halves of the mandible2 a: cheek 1 b: the cheek meat of a hog
  6. homebrew & bbq

    homebrew & bbq Smoking Fanatic

  7. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Never done jowl but I's guess ya treat it like belly. Cure, smoke and slice. It's good stuff!
  8. Hi,the cheek meat of a hog is a jowl. Supposed to be like bacon but this is my first attempt at smoking jowl. Have a good one. Paul
  9. sporty

    sporty Fire Starter

    Treat it like bacon - best way to eat it I have tried is fry it up and make a sandwich.

    What we call the jowl is pretty much the neck but I guess does include the cheeks. Cut it off the head in one piece.
  10. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I treat the jowl just like bacon. Also after curing and smoking, slice in a nice thin round to fry. They are tasty.
    Glad your bacon turned out well Paul.[​IMG]
  11. peculiarmike

    peculiarmike Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Call Granny Clampett.
  12. I have some hog jowl I just bought at Wal-Mart and it isn't near smoky enough...I want to put it in my smoker and pep it up a bit. Anyone have any idea how long and at what temp I should use?
  13. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well, it's already cooked, so just reheat it in the smoker til it's warm or hot to your liking.
  14. linescum

    linescum Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    to answer the original question is with a fork. but seriously jowl is some, NO the BEST meat on a hog, not much there but it is to die for..when we butchered that was the meat we saved to cook last that and the tongue some of the guys would fight over the licker.
  15. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    we just buy it and slice and fry.....we always eat hog jowl on new years day with collards and black eye peas. It's a southern thing.
  16. I just put it in long enough for the smoker to get hot enough to make lots of smoke and let it sit for about an hour...I'll definitely be trying it out in the morning for breakfast!

    I just hate that they sell it only the last 2 weeks in December, I'd eat it all year long! It's far better than bacon. the flow chart below shows, bacon is GOOD!!!

  17. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL...good one Cyre.

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