Farm Boy 1 is ecstatic! I found his favorite goodies at a local Whole Foods, and they’re clean! They are made by Applegate Farms, and they’re called “The Greatest Little Organic Uncured Smoky Pork Franks.” No corn syrup. No sugar. No nitrates. No what-ya-ma-call-it junk!! The only questionable ingredient is Sodium Lactate, which the package says is made from beets. If it’s processed correctly, it’s simply a fermented beet product that helps preserve the meat. As long as it’s actually fermented and not “fermented” (as in acid washed, how most “fermented” foods are treated in the US), I think it should probably be ok. We had some of these today, I will let you know if we have any adverse side effects.
So, just in time for the day after the Super Bowl (ha! Because you all want to make a bunch of appetizers today, right?!), imagine the possibilities! Little smokies wrapped in bacon, little smokies with BBQ sauce (homemade, with honey), little smokies wrapped in a coconut flour or nut flour dough, little smokies in a sweet & sour sauce (homemade, with honey), etc.!