Last week when I wrote about forgotten foods, intrepid food reporter Sybil Law mentioned that she used to love something called Penrose sausage. A jarred sausage treat that she would enjoy on crackers with her father. I don't know what it was about it, but it spoke to me. I checked it out and you can still buy Penrose sausage online, but while I was searching for them I found the website for Long Lake Pickled Foods out of Northeastern Wisconsin.
And I fell in love.
The entire catalog made my mouth water. Even the pickled pork hocks. And I don't even really know what the fuck a pork hock is. I still wanted some. Pickle that shit and put it in a jar. I'll take it.
So after little to no thought on the matter, I made my first purchase.
I went with the hot pickled polish sausage and red hot pickled egg combo. I've never had a pickled egg before, but I've seen a bunch of films and TV shows that feature them in old man bars. Some drunk gets hungry and he reaches his grubby paw into a grubby jar and eats an egg. I was always semi-fascinated by that.
My bounty arrived in the mail today. The company actually goofed up and sent me two jars of pickled eggs, so I called them up pronto to let them know about it. A nice man called me back and told me to to keep the extra eggs on the house and he would send me the hot polish sausage lickety split.
So I'm gonna wait to try the eggs until I recieve the sausage. Then all bets will be off.
I'll let you know how it all works out. Or you may be able to smell the evidence from the comfort of your own homes.
PS - The Greenlawn Pickle Fesitval is on Saturday, September 26th year. Be there and be square.
Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. Consider me pickled.