noun. salt pork from the back of a hog carcass.
- back (English)
- bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
- fat (English)
Example sentences of the word fatback
1. Noun, singular or mass
Wrap each piece of twine one at a time around the meat tightly to hold the sliced fatback in place and tie it in a knot on top of the meat, poultry or roast.
If you prefer fatback or salt pork, cut off the tough rind if it’s present and cube the meat.
Place the sliced pieces of fatback side-by-side all over the surface of the meat, roast or poultry, without overlapping them.
4. Existential there
Even if you think fatback is too fatty and salty to eat as a main dish, it has a strong flavor that makes it useful for flavoring other foods, such as beans and pate.