per 100 grams
Carbohydrates 0 g
Proteins 17 g
Fats 35.8 g
Water 46.7 g
Fiber 0 ug
Ash 0.4 grams

Pork Tail

396 Calories per 100g

The humble pork tail is a underrated part of the pig that is often overlooked when preparing a meal. While it may not be the most appealing cut of meat, it should not be discounted – after all, it has a lot of flavour, a nice texture and can go with almost any meal. In this blog post, we will explore what a pork tail is and how to cook it, so that you can make the most of this cut of pork.

To start off, it is important to know that pork tails come from different parts of the pig. Depending on where it comes from, the pork tail can be fat, thin, and meaty. The tail is usually removed from the pig at the base of the spine, which makes it an easier cut to prepare and cook. That said, it still needs to be cooked properly in order to bring out its full flavour.

One of the most popular ways to cook pork tail is by slow-cooking it. This method of cooking not only helps to bring out the flavour of the pork tail, but it also allows for the fat to render, making for a tender and juicy piece of meat. To begin, coat the pork tail in olive oil, season it with salt, pepper and other spices of your choice, such as garlic and rosemary. Place the pork tail in a slow-cooker along with carrots, onions and other vegetables of your choice. Add some liquid such as broth or beer, then cook on the low setting for 4-5 hours, or until the pork is very tender and the fat is fully rendered.

Another method for cooking pork tail is by roasting it in the oven. This method is similar to the slow-cooker method as you will need to season the pork with spices, but you can also add a glaze or sauce to the pork. To begin, preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with foil. Coat the pork tail in olive oil and season with salt, pepper, garlic, rosemary and other spices. Place the pork tail on the baking sheet and roast in the oven for 30-40 minutes, or until the pork is very tender and the fat is fully rendered.

Finally, you can also make boiled pork tail. Boiling pork tail is the simplest way to cook it and it doesn’t take long – just 15-20 minutes. Begin by coating the pork tail in oil, season with salt and pepper, then place in a pot of simmering water. Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the pork is fully cooked. Once cooked, remove the pork from the pot and serve with a side salad or dish of your choice.

As you can see, there are a few different ways to cook pork tails. Each method results in a different texture, so choose the best one for the dish you’re making. Regardless of which method you choose, make sure to cook the pork tail until the fat is fully rendered, as this will help ensure that the pork is juicy and tender.

While not the most attractive cut of pork, the pork tail offers a wealth of flavour and texture - if cooked properly. So give it a try and explore the possibilities of this underrated cut of pork!