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Apr 23, 2011 04:26 AM

pork fatback

Anyone know a source for fatback in the waltham/watertown area? I'd be willing to travel a bit if necessary. I've asked at a couple of butchers, Market Basket (Burlington), HMart and my usual supermakets and come up empty. Best I've seen is saltpork. Any suggestions appreciated.

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  1. If Concord is not too far, contact Pete and Jen's Backyard Birds. They don't always have it, but they would probably be willing to put some aside for you.

    Backyard Birds
    159 Wheeler Rd, Concord, MA 01742

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    1. re: PinchOfSalt

      Been meaning to get out there anyway, thanks for the tip.

    2. Depending on what you want it for, i have bought it sliced from Savenor's in Cambridge to use as lining for pate/terrines. I think they pretty much always have it, but I'd call first if you are making a special trip.

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      1. re: qianning

        I'm looking for it to make terrines/pates, more as part of the grind than to line. I'll keep Savenor's in mind if P&J's doesn't work out. Thanks.

        1. re: cods

          Other thing is if you start with a shoulder you get pork meat and LOTS of fat...

          1. re: StriperGuy

            Thanks for tips all.

            I actually have a bit frozen from prepping a shoulder for Momofuku recipes, it's good stuff for sure, and the confit jelly is pretty wonderful as well (though salty).

      2. Not really in your target area, but I saw some great-looking fatback at Foodie's Urban Market in the South End recently.

        1. I might have seen it at McKinnon's in Davis Sq. Then again, I might not have. Give them a call I guess.

          McKinnon's Meat Market
          239 Elm St, Somerville, MA

          1. If you ask the butcher at your local supermarket...

            But McKinnon's in Somerville for sure.