Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Head Cheese and sausage
There are excellent videos on the Internet about the lengthy process of making head cheese.
Here is one of them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLzdFR2a8c0
Optionally: soak the meat overnight in saltpeter mix.
Don't forget to add a lot of salt to your final mixture!
To produce homemade sausage instead of head cheese, add some finely ground up or pureed lean pork (or a pork/beef mixture) to the hot liquid broth (from cooking the head). Add your favourite spices (garlic, pepper, mayoram,...), pour into a dish (will be like pate), or fill into casings.
Don't be afraid to experiment a bit!
My own homemade head cheese with mayo: