Get Lucky in 2013 with New Year’s Day Pork Recipes

What do you want in 2013? More money? Better luck? The promise of longevity? Well, I can't promise those, but I can share some recipes that might boost your luck.

Many cultures believe that eating certain foods on New Year's Day will bring good health and prosperity in the new year. I'm pleased to say that pork is among those lucky foods. Indeed, because pigs root forward, they symbolize progress. Germans, in particular, believe that eating pork symbolizes future abundance. So, try one of these German-inspired pork recipes this New Year's Day and you may be thanking your lucky stars all year long.


Pork Schnitzel (Photo, Elise Bauer)

Pork Schnitzel from Simply Recipes

German Kapusta Pork from Pork Be Inspired

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Sauerkraut from A Year of Slow Cooking

Homemade Andouille Sausage from Hunter, Angler, Gardner, Cook

Cooked greens, which resemble folded bills, signify prosperity in the new year. And everyone knows that greens taste better with bacon. Or ham. Or sausage. So, try one of these recipes to fatten your wallet in 2013:

Southern-Style Greens

Southern Style Greens with Smoked Ham Hock (Photo, Susan Russo)

Southern Style Greens with Smoked Ham Hock from NPR's Kitchen Window (pictured above)

Hoppin' John with Bacon and Collard Greens from Not Eating Out in New York

Farfalle with Kale and Bacon from Iowa Girl Eats

Sausage, Tomato, and Kale Ragout  with Poached Eggs from Taste Food


Smoky Spiced Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon (Photo, Nicole Hamaker)

Because black-eyed peas and lentils resemble coins, they represent good fortune and prosperity. Improve your luck by noshing on one of the following recipes:

Hoppin' John from The Pioneer Woman

Smoked Pork Belly with Lentils from Thursday Night SmackDown

Smoky Spiced Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon from Pinch My Salt (pictured above)

Lentil and Sausage Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Herbs from Kalyn's Kitchen


Taiwanese Pork Noodles (Photo, Jaden Hair)

Long noodles symbolize longevity, that is, if you don't break them! So, start slurping!

Wonton Noodles from Rasa Malaysia

Singapore Noodles from No Recipes

Taiwanese Pork Noodles from Steamy Kitchen (pictured above)

Garlic, Ginger, Pork, and Noodles from My Gourmet Connection


2 thoughts on “Get Lucky in 2013 with New Year’s Day Pork Recipes

  1. These are all yummy and lucky recipes. Can’t wait to give them a try. The Pork Schnitzel, Taiwanese Pork Noodles and Garlic, Ginger, Pork, and Noodles sound especially good. I know I’ll be making them soon for sure.

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