Can you eat pork fatback?
Can you eat fatback? Yes! Fatback is used in forcemeat (terrines, rillettes, sausages etc.) and traditional dishes from the American south (fried fatback, green beans, baked beans and collard greens).
Is fatback good to eat?
Yet, for many people eating or not eating fatback is a health concern. “Fatback is basically pure animal fat, which is usually the least desirable kind of dietary fat, which as we all know contributes to heart disease and other compromising health conditions,” said Anna Apostolou, the registered dietitian at St.
Are fat back and salt pork the same?
Salt pork refers to heavily salted slabs of pork belly and pork sides. Dry or wet brine is used to cure and preserve the fat and small amount of meat in these cuts of pork. Salt pork shouldn’t be confused with fatback: fatback is from the back of a hog, and it isn’t salted — most often it’s rendered into lard.