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BABYGOTBUTT
12-31-2012, 06:30 PM
Much to the dismay of the wife, I came home with a pig's head from the local butcher tonight. Looking for any ideas on smoking this bad boy!!!

Thanks and Happy New Year!!!!!

silverfinger
12-31-2012, 06:35 PM
Not sure but I would just throw it on the smoker. Cook at 220 till you reach the right temp for the head. Spice it anyway you want it. I bet it will turn out great!!!

Yendor
12-31-2012, 06:40 PM
Time to make tamales!

Hawg Father of Seoul
12-31-2012, 06:46 PM
Tongue and cheeks baby.

If you got the knife skills debone the whole thing, crack the skull, and roll it up. Good eats.

woodbutcher1
12-31-2012, 08:34 PM
I have 1 question.

Why would anybody buy a Pig's Head without having a clue what to with it ?
just curious.

I would
Make head cheese after boiling all the meat off.
Remove the jowls, cure and smoke them.
Remove the brains,saute them with onions and add eggs, scramble em up.

IamMadMan
12-31-2012, 11:56 PM
Much to the dismay of the wife, I came home with a pig's head from the local butcher tonight. Looking for any ideas on smoking this bad boy!!!

Thanks and Happy New Year!!!!!


Make Jowl Bacon
and
Head Cheese (Luncheon Loaf)

http://post11.org/Pictures/head soup.jpg

Hoss
01-01-2013, 12:47 AM
Make Jowl Bacon
and
Head Cheese (Luncheon Loaf)

http://post11.org/Pictures/head soup.jpg

Yum! Do you have a recipe to share? It is said in these parts that my Maternal Grandmother made the best around ,unfortunately,she passed away long before my interest was aroused.:mad:I would LOVE to be able to produce some awesome head cheese (we call it souse).

farklf
01-01-2013, 08:51 AM
In St. Louis they do a smoked pig snout.

Militant83
01-01-2013, 10:49 AM
Oh my wife would freak if I came home with a pig head

BABYGOTBUTT
01-01-2013, 11:21 AM
I have plenty of "clues" what to do with it. Read orignial post. I never said i didn't have a clue what to do with it. I was just asking for different ideas.


I have 1 question.

Why would anybody buy a Pig's Head without having a clue what to with it ?
just curious.

I would
Make head cheese after boiling all the meat off.
Remove the jowls, cure and smoke them.
Remove the brains,saute them with onions and add eggs, scramble em up.

IamMadMan
01-01-2013, 01:16 PM
Yum! Do you have a recipe to share? It is said in these parts that my Maternal Grandmother made the best around ,unfortunately,she passed away long before my interest was aroused.:mad:I would LOVE to be able to produce some awesome head cheese (we call it souse).

This site has great sausage and lunch meat recipes in pdf format. I have them printed, but it is easier to provide you with a link than scan or retype recipes.

Headcheese (http://lpoli.50webs.com/index_files/headcheese.pdf)

Pennsylvania Head Loaf (http://lpoli.50webs.com/index_files/Headcheese-Sulze.pdf)


Another good source for recipes is Stanley and Adam Marianski's "Home production of Quality Meats and Sausages" It actually incorporates both of his other books "Meat Smoking and Smokehouse Design" and "Polish Sausage Recipes" into this one book... and it actually also covers curing meats (Hams, Corned Beef, Luncheon Loaf).

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captmoby
01-01-2013, 02:38 PM
Here are a few shots from my last pig head:

PBHoss
01-01-2013, 03:03 PM
Save the jowls for me!!

BABYGOTBUTT
01-01-2013, 09:02 PM
thanks for all the input guys......think I'm going to smoke it, wrap it and cook some more then make some sort of asian influenced tacos.

rondini
01-02-2013, 09:22 PM
There is at least 1 Youtube video on deboning a pigs head.
I watch it last year sometime.:idea:

t_ron99
01-02-2013, 09:56 PM
I smoked one for a dinner centerpiece. Then I rendered the fat, got some cracklings! Also the meat was just eaten. I used the cracking in some cornbread.