View Full Version : What is tasso?

07-25-2001, 03:16 PM
I am looking at a recipe that calls for tasso. What is it? It says that smoked pork chops can be substituted.

Thanks much.

07-25-2001, 03:20 PM
I believe it is ham (or so I always thought). I guess that is why smoked pork chops can be substituted.

07-25-2001, 03:27 PM
You're right funnybone. I guess I should have looked before I leaped. I found this at switcheroo. Some others might be interested.

.... tasso = tasso ham Notes: This is a heavily smoked ham with a spicy, peppery rind. It's often used in Cajun dishes. Substitutes: smoked ham OR Canadian bacon Virginia ham See country ham.