HEAD CHEESE (HOGS)
By Peggi Anne Tebben cookiequeen
I helped make head cheese about 25 years ago.
I had a person ask me for a recipe here recently. While I didn't have the exact recipe we used, I am posting a head cheese recipe, a Souse recipe & Pennsylvania Scrapple recipe from Great Sausage Recipes. These are real good recipes close to what we used.
I remember we used the cornmeal & gelatin & sage. The best I've ever tasted.We also used the whole hogs head & boiled it down.
Hope these recipes help you Eddie!
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Peggi Anne Tebben cookiequeen - Apr 11, 2011
Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7 - Apr 12, 2011
Thanks for posting Peggi... very educational....
Peggi Anne Tebben cookiequeen - Apr 12, 2011
Thank you Colleen!
Carol L. Gr8Granny27 - Apr 19, 2011
I have fond memories of the wonderful headcheese my mother used to make. I have no idea of the ingredients she used, but I do remember that she put the mixture into cheese cloth and then turned it until it was real tight against the mixture and put a heavy weight on it to squeeze any excess moisture out of it.
Peggi Anne Tebben cookiequeen - Apr 20, 2011
I think I have heard of doing something like that Carol. We used to eat it on sandwiches like lunchmeat. How did you guys eat it?