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Offline mr782xx

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Sliced Margherita Pepperoni
« on: April 29, 2010, 04:27:57 PM »
Does anyone have a source to buy presliced Margherita brand pepperoni?

I have a stick, but can't find anyone nice enough to slice it up for me.
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Re: Sliced Margherita Pepperoni
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2010, 04:30:16 PM »
My Local stop and shop carries it sliced and packed. Not my favorite though.
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Re: Sliced Margherita Pepperoni
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2010, 04:33:00 PM »
Thanks.  That tells me it can be had....just need to search more.

I've not tried it yet... I like the Ezzo Brand and Bellessimo Brand so far.

What is your favorite?

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Re: Sliced Margherita Pepperoni
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2010, 04:34:48 PM »
Ezzo so far, Hormel a good cheap alternative, boars head too much oiling off.
Like em all!
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Re: Sliced Margherita Pepperoni
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2010, 05:09:44 PM »
you should be happy that you can't find the pre sliced margherita.    Like all the other brands they use a different quality product for the pre sliced that is WAY inferior to doing the job yourself.   It takse me about 8 seconds to slice a whole stick in my food processor. 

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Re: Sliced Margherita Pepperoni
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2010, 06:15:14 PM »
If the pepperoni stick is sold in a deli counter, a worker will usually slice it for you to whatever thickness you desire.

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Re: Sliced Margherita Pepperoni
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2010, 06:31:56 PM »
There is a pizza place where I grew up that just ground the pepperoni.   I started doing when I did a copycat version of their pizzas (thin and crispy chicago style), and ever since then all my friends beg me to grind it.   I still flip flop because I like the cup and char.   Margherita brand chars much more than any other brand, by the way.

Ground pepperoni takes about 3 seconds in a food processor.   

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Re: Sliced Margherita Pepperoni
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2010, 11:54:40 AM »
and here i am using a knife ... like a sucker  :-D

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Re: Sliced Margherita Pepperoni
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2010, 03:02:07 PM »
Thank you to all that responded.

I've asked my local grocer to help with slicing...got rejected!  Asked a few local meat markets...got rejected again!

Now, feeling like a fool....I have a food processor with a slicer!  Wake up!!

Grinding....hummmmmmm.

Again, thanks all.


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Re: Sliced Margherita Pepperoni
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2010, 03:08:07 PM »
mr782xx,

The last place where I saw the Margherita stick pepperoni, at an Italian food market, the fellow behind the counter offered to slice it to any thickness I wanted. Maybe there were cross-contamination issues in your case.

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Re: Sliced Margherita Pepperoni
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2010, 03:16:14 PM »
That's what I figured.  Since I didn't buy it there....they didn't want to play.

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Re: Sliced Margherita Pepperoni
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2010, 04:28:33 PM »
mr782xx,

After I posted, I had a nice conversation with a couple of the workers in the meat and deli departments of my local supermarket. The fellow in the meat department said that they could not slice a pepperoni stick because of cross contamination issues. However, they can run, say, a smoked or cured ham or turkey through their slicing equipment but only at the end of the day after they clean and sanitize their equipment that they use to cut beef, pork and other uncooked meats. That means they need about 8 hours lead time. When they are done, they then have to clean and sanitize their equipment again. This service is only offered to their customers who purchase the items in question at their store. There are apparently people who bring in hams and the like purchased from Wal-Mart or Costco's and ask the workers at my supermarket slice the items for them. There is no upside for the supermarket to do this. There is only a downside (like a lawsuit if something goes wrong).

The worker in the deli department said that they would slice pepperoni sticks but, again, only if purchased at the store. They have no cross contamination issues because all of their deli meat products are cooked.

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Re: Sliced Margherita Pepperoni
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2010, 05:17:09 PM »
Can't blame them.  I'd have the same policy if it were my business.

By the way.....thanks for all of the great info you've posted on the site.  Because of it, I've learned to make exceptional NY and American style pizzas in a short period of time, at home - the dough was hardest part to get right!



 

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