Head Cheese Recipe

This Head Cheese Recipe is a low-cost and delicious homemade holiday food gift you can make during the holiday season.
By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Editors
November/December 1977
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This Head Cheese Recipe is a perfect homemade food gift for the holiday season.
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Make this Head Cheese Recipe to give as a homemade holiday food gift everyone will appreciate.

Head Cheese Recipe

Ask your butcher to trim a pig's head for you (he should remove the eyes, the nose, the internal ear, the teeth, and the hair), and to save you one set of pig's feet. Pull out the sinews and sear the feet. Then scrape and clean both the head and the feet, cover with water, add 3 or 4 onions and spices to taste, and cook until the meat falls off the bones (about two hours). Remove from heat, bone and dice (or put the pork through a grinder). Strain broth, add meat (and more seasonings, if desired), cool, and pour into molds that have been rinsed in cold water. Keep refrigerated.


Read more about making holiday food gifts and recipes: Homemade Holiday Food Gift Ideas.



















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