Maryland Pork Shoulder Dinner

Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 04:02 PM

As life goes on I still seem to learn new things all the time. I had no idea that there was such a thing as a Maryland pork shoulder dinner. I’ve heard of Maryland crab cakes before, but never specifically a Maryland pork shoulder dinner. I mean, being of Irish decent I have heard of New England boiled dinners, (corned beef and cabbage usually). I’ve had 2 different regional forms of clam chowder. I’ve been to New England clam bakes. I’ve had Pennsylvania Dutch shoo fly pie. Through traveling I have now had Low Country Boil and Great Lakes Boils. I’ve had salmon smoked on cedar planks. I’ve had jambalaya, gumbo, gator, and Cajun style deep fried turkey. But I have never partaken in any Maryland fare besides crab cakes.

So apparently you start with a smoked pork shoulder , about 1 1\2 to 2 lbs.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp. butter

4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed

1/2 tsp. black pepper

1\4 tsp. salt

1 1\2 c milk

1 Tbsp. flour

1 smoked pork shoulder butt

Grease a 10″-14″ cast iron Dutch oven (or a 9″ X 13″ glass dish) with 1 tsp. of the butter.

Place your cubed potatoes in the Dutch oven. In a separate bowl whisk the flour, salt and pepper

into the milk. Pour this mixture over your potatoes. Dot the top with the remaining butter.

Cut the pork into 1\4″ slices and place a single layer of meat over the potatoes.

Cover with Dutch oven lid (or foil if using glass),

and bake for 1\2 an hour.

Remove lid, and bake for an additional 45 mins. or until potatoes are tender.

I would love to hear of any other regional specific recipes, if anyone would like to share.

I love to cook new things and love doing regional and heritage specific recipes.

Please feel free to send some along!!!

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