22 January 2014

Pork Scratchings with Garlic (Garlic Farm, Isle of Wight) [By @SpectreUK]



The Garlic farm has been growing garlic on the Isle of Wight for the last fifty years, ever since the founder, Mrs Boswell, harvested her first kitchen crop. The Garlic farm also produce a range of chutneys, relishes, sauces, and now these pork scratchings, and all with a good helping of garlic. These garlic pork scratchings were double roasted in small batches to combine a garlic flavour with a porky crunch snack. From the description on the packet I was expecting these pork scratchings to be quite crunchy, but not tooth breaking. The traditionally designed paper packet had an olde authentic English look about it that really appealed to me. On opening the packet the pork scratchings didn’t smell particularly garlicy just like high quality scratchings. They had a heck of a crunch and did not melt in my mouth. They were very salty with an initial garlic taste that was quite strong, then salt followed by roasted pork. The garlic taste travelled through to the aftertaste producing a garlic salted pork flavour. These pork scratchings were very nice indeed. I liked them a lot and thought they went well with the beer I was guzzling at the time. The only trouble was that these pork scratchings were so salty I wanted another beer straight after eating them, but that wasn't necessarily a bad thing!

For the ingredients please see the photograph.
By Spectre

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