Dear Heritage Foods USA Supporter,
"We have been working our butcher counter on Bleecker Street in the West Village of Manhattan for 50 years. The loins, butts and bellies we get from Heritage Foods and its network of farms reminds us of the way pork used to taste when we started in this business. It is deeply marbled and cooks up sweet and succulent. Since 2004, we have proudly sold Heritage Foods pork and we will continue to sell it for the next 50 years."
- from left to right Joseph, Jerry, Peter, and Frank Ottomanelli of O. Ottomanelli & Sons
To honor our friends at O. Ottomanelli & Sons we are featuring two items that we have never sold before: a romantic pair of pork tenderloins for Valentine's Day and, in homage to the movement to use lesser cuts, Dandy Doodles, a rural Southern specialty that uses the lowest cut of them all.
Valentine's Day Tenderloin
For Valentine’s Day we feature two tenderloin pieces. As stated in its name, the tender is the most tender part of the pig. A pig has only two pounds of this cut per animal. Our chefs recommend taking the tender and adding salt and pepper. Sear tender on the outside in a hot pan. Roast in the oven until done, about 150 degrees.
$59 Including shipping
Decades ago, Dan Doodles were one of the country-cured meats delivered to folks throughout rural Southside Virginia. A Dan Doodle (or Tom Thumb) is a unique, hickory-smoked sausage in a natural casing sourced from the lower intestine of the pig that is still sold today, mostly in rural areas.
Sam and his team brings in 72% lean trim from Heritage pigs and grinds it. They add a secret Edwards’ blend of herbs and spices and let it ferment in tubs for two days in a 38 degree cooler. The grind is then stuffed into natural hog casings that come from the last section of the pig’s lower intestine. These are then placed back in the cooler for another two to three days. Then Dandy Doodles are taken to the smoke house where they are hickory smoked for 18-24 hours. Then they are chilled and placed in plastic wrap and shipped to you.
Just cut into slices and fry like sausage patties...or cook as seasoning meat for collard greens or green beans. Or you can simply boil it in salted water until heated through, remove, then add cabbage into the water and cook that down until soft.
Dan Doodles are cryoed individually and weigh 1.5lbs each.
Order Three 1.5lbs pieces - $60 including shipping
Order Six 1.5lbs pieces - $99 including shipping
Order Nine 1.5lbs pieces - $135 including shipping
Order Twelve 1.5lbs pieces – $162 including shipping