CC MCCART-FROST Recipe

BOILED PIGS HEAD

By CC MCCART-FROST CCMCCART


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CC's Story

Now come on kids, you all know you're bored with the same oh same oh. Thought you'd enjoy putting something on the table that would really put the family members/friends in awe. ENJOY!!!

Ingredients

1/2
pig head
40
peppercorns
2
blades mace
4
cloves
12
allspice, whole
a bunch of herbs, use your imagination
2
large onions, sliced

Directions Step-By-Step

1
To boil pig head: Wash head thoroughly in plenty of tepid water. Take out the brains and throw them away. Cut out the little veins and all the splinters of bone. Wash the head in all parts, with plenty of salt, thoroughly cleansing it of all blood.
2
Lay the head in pickle juice (with all other ingredients listed) for 3 days (hope you can wait that long).
3
When the head is salted, put it into a saucepan with cold water enough to cover it and bring it to a boil. When it boils, turn down the heat and allow it to simmer gently for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, according to the size and age of the pig.
4
Boiled pigs head is eaten with boiled rabbit or with veal or with onion sauce.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork


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12 Comments

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Toni T Toni6921
Oct 24, 2011
I like Head Cheese if it's homemade. But, McCart, I think I'd have to pass on this one. I don't want that head smiling at me!! LOL
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CC MCCART-FROST CCMCCART
Oct 18, 2011
To FUNNY Mary. My Grandparents also made and enjoyed Hogs Head Cheese, not this kid!!! I have to admit though, I really enjoy pickled pigs feet with saltine crackers and cheddar cheese. OHHH and a beer or two.

When my Father was alive, once a year we'd have a pig roast. All our Hungarian friends (all immigrants) would fight over the pigs head. Dad finally fixed that, anyone who wanted it would put their name in a hat and Mother would draw the lucky winning name. Only stipulation was, if you won it the year before you couldn't put your name in. Easy fix. CHEERS, CC
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Mary R Morris photosister
Oct 13, 2011
Ok McFrost ,now you are talking my kind of talk ,only I have to admit we did do a little something different with that hog's head ,My granny made HOG Head Cheese ,the real way .When I was a kid and they killed a hog,(all way,s in the fall)I loved granny hog head cheese.Please remember we were raised in the biyou country,my granny was Cajun and spoke very little english ,but boy could she cook.Now the Boy's don't eat that stuff,claimed they ate to much "weird stuff as kid's,and you know the Rev would starve first.I still love pickled feet,lips and pig tails in green's,and boudin...YUMMMMM
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Lynnda Cloutier eatygourmet
Oct 13, 2011
Love ya, too, baby doll.
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Melanie B MelBelle
Oct 13, 2011
Love ya lady!! :)