Pork Skeeter is a tasty recipe, which originated from the state of New York. They were a popular delicacy in Europe but not in the USA until sometime around WWII. In fact, they were created during the internment camps after the attacks of Pearl Harbor. The US military would serve ration cards to their incarcerated servicemen and in an effort to save on some of the expenses, they began serving this wonderful and healthy dish.
The Pork Skeeter is considered by many to be one of the tastiest cuts of meat available anywhere. It is tender, and it can be used for different dishes. It goes great on a grilled steak or can be used as the basis for a full meal. Spices help to enhance the flavor, but the real drawback is that the pork shoulder can become quite large and cutting it up into smaller pieces can become difficult.
This is where pineapple upside-down skewered comes in. Invented by a Chinese man back in the 1960s, the pineapple upside-down skewer is easy to make and it adds a fun twist to pork and beef. The meat is placed on skewers and is cooked with the pineapple being placed above the meat. The result is a pineapple upside-down skewer that looks like the fruit has fallen to the middle of the skewer.
To make these skewers, you must first cut a small hole in the bottom of each skewer, so that the meat can be inserted. Next, place a piece of cheesecloth or cellophane wrap over the hole in the bottom of the skewer, so that no steam can escape. Place a steak skewer into the cheesecloth and secure it with a rubber band. This is necessary because if the steak skewer was not secured, it would fall through the skewer and cause the meat to cook unevenly.
To cook the skewered meat, bring the water to a boil while turning the skewer upside down. Bring the water to a boil again and strain the water through the strain tube into one cup. Add the salt to the cup. Place the steak skippers into the water and wait for the water to have come to a boil again. Skeeter skins are available from many sources and are sold separately. These skins will prevent the skeeters from sticking to each other and help them to cook more evenly.
When the water boils, drain it, and set the Pork Skeeter skins aside. Next, pull the excess fat and greasy food off of the skeeters. Place the fat onto a cookie sheet, and allow it to become warm before removing them from the heat source. Once the fat is completely cooled, place the greasy food into the container the skeeters were placed in. It is important to note that all excess grease must be removed before the meat can be used.
Once the fat has cooled, peel back the skin from the skeeter and slice off the excess paper backing from the skewer. Insert the skewer into the pot, making sure the tail is pointing up. Bring the pot to a full, but not boiling, heat. Turn on the gas flame to complete the cooking process, and watch as your pork skeeter turns tender and moist.
Cooking skeeters can be a quick and easy way to prepare some top-quality pork for an evening of conversation with friends. Before using the pot, ensure that the skeeters are cool in their containers. Once they are heated, they may take quite some time to brown. This method may also result in a few lost skeeters.