COPPIETTE — Heritage center cut pork loin jerky seasoned with fennel, chile and sea salt — the classic Italian trucker road snack now made in the USA — Two 4 oz packs
Coppiette Center cut Heritage pork loin jerky Two 4 oz packs
COPPIETTE means “couples” and the recipe to make them calls for filleted strips of center cut pork loin to be tied together so that they may be hung and cured. Production of coppiette has largely died out, despite the loyal following of Italian truck drivers who buy it at truck stops.
Coppiette is meant to be gnawed, and that is exactly its appeal. But it is the spectacular addition of fennel seed, hot dried chili flakes, and finely ground sea salt that results in the single-most addictive jerky-type snack we have ever encountered. Our pork loin comes from the same family of farms we have worked with since 2004, raising Berkshire, Red Wattle, Gloucestershire Old Spot, and Tamworth breeds on pasture.
We were introduced to the idea of making coppiette by our friend Steve Jenkins at Olive Oil Jones, so we approached Chris Eley of Smoking Goose, salami-maker par excellence out of Indianapolis and he has created a true and delicious version of this truck stop snack.
Our coppiette has no nitrites or nitrates added except for those naturally occurring in sea salt and celery powder. Ingredients: Heritage pork loin, sea salt, spices (fennel seed, red pepper flake, coriander), cane sugar.