Dinner and a potbellied Pig

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I am taking a poll of potbellied pig consumers. I know that potbellies haven't been selectively bred as our standard hogs have been. They still conform to the old lard type body style of hog years ago. My question is, What do they taste like?If you have eaten a potbelly pig please add your two cents.

Little bit Farm

-- Little bit Farm (littlebit@farm.com), January 21, 2002


the are pigs,, what do you think the would taste like?? Of course,,it all depends,,like eveythign else,, on what it has been fed on,, so,, it problably will taste like pork

-- Stan (sopal@net-port.com), January 21, 2002.

Dunno, but when we were in Arizona they would go thru the sale ring for about $3-5 each, and the Mexican folks would buy every single one of them :) Looks like they'd be just the right size for a spit.

-- Tracy (zebella@mindspring.com), January 25, 2002.

We sell top notch trained potbelly potbellied miniature pigs. These pigs are trained by a professional trainer and have pug noses, sweet personalities, and great conformation. They are the adorable piglets seen born on Animal Planet! Qualified "parents" only. www.valentinesperformingpigs.com

-- Priscilla Valentine (nelliestar@aol.com), April 30, 2004.

Although I've never eaten one, personally, I know a lot of people who do (because they are given away around here- practically nobody wants them). They say they do taste like pork, but with more fat- content throughout the meat. They have a higher percentage of fat to meat (a thicker layer of fat), too, as you might have guessed.

Some people cross them with regular hogs and say the meat isn't as fatty and the resulting pig doesn't grow as big as a regular hog.

-- Gayle in KY (gayleannesmith@yahoo.com), May 01, 2004.

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