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Hog's Head Cheese

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"This is not actually cheese. It is a wonderful, spicy appetizer mold made of pork roast that is great served with crackers."
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Ingredients

10 h 20 m servings 95 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat the oil in a 4 quart pot over medium-high heat. Add the pork roast, and brown on all sides. Reduce heat to medium, and add the onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic. Season with garlic, parsley, basil, salt, pepper, and Cajun seasoning. Pour in 3 cups of water or pork stock, and bring to a boil.
  2. Cover, and simmer over medium heat for 2 hours, stirring vigorously every 15 minutes. When the pork is ready, it should be completely shredded and reduced to a stringy consistency.
  3. Dissolve the gelatin in 1 cup of boiling water, then stir into the pork mixture very well. Pour into a mold or casserole dish, and chill until set, about 8 hours.
  4. To unmold, dip the bottom of the mold in hot tap water for about 1 minute, then invert onto a serving tray. Serve with your favorite crackers.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 95 calories; 6.5 g fat; 2.1 g carbohydrates; 6.9 g protein; 22 mg cholesterol; 158 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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we were jokingly calling this "mock head" at my party. i think some people were afraid to eat based on appearance (we used a beautiful mold though). however, it tasted very good. decent recip...

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My mother made this when I was just a litlte kid after a Hog was butched.It is made from the meat in a hogs head as the name says. She made it in a loaf and we ate it as sandwichies or just wit...

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we were jokingly calling this "mock head" at my party. i think some people were afraid to eat based on appearance (we used a beautiful mold though). however, it tasted very good. decent recip...

My mother made this when I was just a litlte kid after a Hog was butched.It is made from the meat in a hogs head as the name says. She made it in a loaf and we ate it as sandwichies or just wit...

Delicious worth the time invested

This anything but head cheese. Head cheese is made with a hogs head, tongue and hocks. NOT shoulder. This is just bad with out the flavor of real head cheese.

This recipe is great!!! I'm going to add a little more onion and garlic and Tony's. I like a little more spice, but this recipe is great as is!!!

I followed the recipe with the addition of some pigs feet, that I chopped up when the meat was done simmering together. I liked the texture that the feet added. I would have liked it with just a...

My Dad made it every New Year when I was a child. It is a family tradition in which they used the head of a slaughtered hog. It is a delicious appetizer with crackers.