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Old 01-13-2008, 12:01 AM   #11
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Make sausage out of the jowls, tounge, and scraps of meat off the neck. very carefully remove the jowls cure them with morton's tender quick then smoke them for soup. pickle the tongue and boil till tender skin and make a pate out of it. slice the brains and saute with s@p and mix with scrambled eggs. boil the whole head and make scrabble out of it.
hogs head is a choice morsel in many cultures, read Snout to tail by Fergus Henderson
he will give you many pointers. all else fails give it to me, I have used many heads. being poor when I was a kid we ate what ever was put in front of us and hog head was a favorite
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:24 AM   #12
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I saw on one of Alton's shows when he was traveling up the Mississippi that they had to quit making head cheese from the heads because of something like (or is) mad cow disease. Its some government law.
I think they use them to make tamales.
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Old 01-13-2008, 11:26 AM   #13
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Do you have a good sandwich for head cheese?
Sorry, I do not eat pork.
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Old 01-13-2008, 06:10 PM   #14
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Guanciale and head cheese

I'm actually getting two heads because the folks I'm sharing the piggies with, don't want theirs. I've found an old receipe in a very old Gourmet cookbook for a terrine type dish in which you clean the head and stuff it with forcemeat, tie and poach it for serveral hours, etc.

The other receipe is for head cheese which I think sounds ok but I'm not a big aspic fan.

The Guanciale should be enough for my personal use.
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Old 01-13-2008, 06:26 PM   #15
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What is Guanciale? I have never heard of it.
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What is aspic?
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Old 01-13-2008, 07:17 PM   #17
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It is a gelatin that is usually made with something savory like meat or fish.
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I just watched the new version of Animal Farm and they stuck the old pig head on a stake in the ground......
Probably not the answer you're looking for
That's precisely what I did with the head I had after my last pig roast. It guarded the front steps for a week. The mailman had questions, but the kids on the block thought it was 'neat'.
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I have seen it used to make Posole. Seen but not tasted. I am a picky guera!
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I saw on one of Alton's shows when he was traveling up the Mississippi that they had to quit making head cheese from the heads because of something like (or is) mad cow disease. Its some government law.
I think they use them to make tamales.
I saw that episode, they can't make it from cows anymore because of mad cow disease so they make it from pigs now. It was some sort of head cheese or just plain slices of the brain fried up and put on a sandwich, a local delicacy somewhere in southern Ohio or Indiana or something... I forgot where exactly.

Maybe skin it and make a football??
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