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Cliff's Meat Market, Carrboro, has Tom Thumbs

Tom from Raleigh | Dec 8, 201806:38 AM     6

In Vivian Howard's cookbook, Deep Run Roots, she has a chapter on sausage. She highlights a certain variation of sausage "the King of the sausages", the Tom Thumb. A Tom Thumb is sausage stuffed pig's appendix. It is stuffed and left to air dry. It looks like a lopsided football. She also covered this in an episode of her show last year. When I was shopping at Cliff's yesterday, I saw what I assumed was a Tom Thumb and bought it. I haven't cooked it yet, so nothing to report there...I'll probably throw it on the smoker today when I smoke a chicken.

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