A question about a recipe: Ham Balls with a Pineapple and Chipotle Drizzle

I have a question about the ingredient "crushed pineapple" on the recipe "Ham Balls with a Pineapple and Chipotle Drizzle" from Dax Phillips. So should this pineapple be fresh or canned? I hope fresh. Also, with the bread crumbs, I have home made from old bread, but have purchased panko....so use the panko?



Sagegreen August 19, 2011
Yes, same quantity. Four oz equals about 2 thick pineapple cored rings. I now have a scale to measure! In the future I will make double the sauce for more than a drizzle, with 8 oz of fresh pineapple, 2 peppers and 1 cup of water.
ChefJune August 19, 2011
Great to know.I'll be making my recipe up soon, then. Fresh pineapple! int he same quantity?
Sagegreen August 19, 2011
Fresh pineapple worked great, I can report! I wish I made twice as much sauce, it is that good. These would be great for a brunch, too! So, I am all set. Thanks for your help!
sdebrango August 19, 2011
I would do it with fresh pineapple. Whenever i can I substitute fresh for canned. These sound delicious.
Sagegreen August 19, 2011
Thanks, ChefJune. Maybe I could make some with canned and some with fresh. I am not a fan of canned usually, but they might work well here.
ChefJune August 19, 2011
I'm pretty sure it's canned, Sagegreen. I haven't made this recipe, but I have the same recipe with a different sauce that I've made for eons, and it calls for canned, crushed pineapple. (Maybe that's why I haven't made it for a while!)

let us know if you try it with fresh. I'd love to know how that works.
Sagegreen August 19, 2011
OK now that I have re-read the recipe I have my answer about the breadcrumbs, that I use both...but just wondering about the intended pineapple. Thanks.
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