In Response to Re: FAVORITE CROCK POT MEALS:
Carol, I "picked" up a recipe for Pork Carnitas at a Mexican Restaurant located in Dalton Georgia years ago. It was so funny my husband and I went into this place, there were about 3 cars in the parking lot and the owner was meeting people at the door. He apologized for any delay in service. We looked around and there were maybe 6 people in the restaurant,including the two of us. I ordered Carnitas for the first time. They were out of this world good. By the way the owner explained that he goes to the Tampico region of Mexico and hires people for the restaurant. The last group he hired were all hired away by the carpet mills. I was asking the owner how the carnitas were made and he told me how he does them. The pork is seasoned and it is browned and sort of simmers in the fat that is rendered out along with onions, peppers and citrus fruit. When it is tender they pour cold milk over it to solidify the fat. Once the fat is removed the pork is browned again with some more onions and peppers.
Posted by nikki p
Nikki, I have never heard of the cold milk thing!! I am going to have to try this! Thanks!! There are so
many regions and states in Mexico and so many different ways of doing things. We have 1 good
restaurant that has awesome carnitas, Marietta's in El Cajon, CA. We don't go to Mexico anymore,
because of all the violence. I joined Tops last July so I have really been watching the fat in my diet. We
weigh in every Wed and it is a great support group. I have a husband who is thin and can eat anything
without gaining, so have no support from him. We eats all the time and carnitas is his favorite food.