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A very old deep south recipe for Streak o' Lean (deep fat fried salt pork). Presented for historical purposes - nobody really eats this way every day. From @NevrEnoughThyme https://www.lanascooking.com/streak-o-lean/

Streak o’ Lean

A very old deep south recipe for Streak o' Lean.
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Southern, Vintage
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 238kcal


  • Salt pork
  • Milk or buttermilk
  • Pepper
  • Flour
  • Peanut oil


  • Place the sliced salt pork in a container and cover with milk or buttermilk. Let sit for several hours to draw out some of the salt. Remove the salt pork from the milk. Discard the milk.
  • Pepper each slice of salt pork and then dredge lightly in flour.
  • Add peanut oil to a depth of a ¼ inch to a heavy skillet. Heat the oil over medium high heat. Carefully add the prepared salt pork slices to the hot oil. Cook, turning once, until lightly browned and cooked through (about 7-8 minutes).
  • Remove to a paper towel lined plate to drain excess oil.


This recipe is presented primarily for historical purposes. Nobody really eats this way every day :-)


Serving: 1g | Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 283mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g