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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Something Else You Never Wanted to Know How to Make...

Head Cheese

Clean pigs head thoroughly under running water. Place in cold salt water and boil until tender, about 3 hours. Leave in the liquid until cool. Then remove meat from the bones. Place a clean cloth in loaf pan. Cut meat into strips and arrange on the cloth, alternating lean meat and fat meat. Season the meat with salt and pepper and allspice to taste. Roll up cloth as tight as possible to make a "sylte" roll. Wrap string around the roll and tie firmly. Place heavy weight on roll and press overnight. The cloth may then be removed and the head cheese will retain its shape. Place rolls in brine for 48 hours before using.

No thanks. I do have my limits. I don't even know where one would get pig heads. A farmer I suppose. *shiver* How do you get the eyes out? way. How many heads does it take to get enough to bother making a batch? A trunkload? 2? *bigger shiver* I'm going to stop now. I should not have written this post. Sorry. But not that sorry :-) I am not done being gross.
What would the garbage man think, finding the can full of picked clean skulls? What would the police think after the garbage man told them? Would you go straight to jail, or would they listen to your story? So, lets say you took the 'clean' skulls out to the country to dispose of them in the ditch, and someone catches you pitching skulls out of the trunk? WHAT DO YOU SAY THEN? You will have a lot of explaining to do, and with the search warrant, this could cost you some serious time. And embarassment. What do you do with the eyes and all the other 'dirty parts'? Save 'em for Halloween, and give them to the teenagers that are too old to be trick-or-treating? That'll learn 'em.