Monday, August 13, 2012

How do you spell yuck?

How do I spell yuck?  S O U S E.  Souse, sometimes called head cheese has to be an acquired taste.  I never acquired it.  Honestly, I don't even remember trying it as a child even though Mom and MaMa had it often.  There's a reference to it in the slasher movie The Texas Chain Saw Massacre .  Just thought you'd enjoy reading about what you don't have to eat anymore!  This is one of the reasons I'm happy to be born to a different generation.


Use 3 pigs feet or about 2 lbs. Scrape, wash and clean thoroughly. Place in stew pan with 1 chopped onion, ½ cup chopped celery and cover with cold water. Let it come to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until meat is tender and comes easily from the bone. Pick meat from the bones, strain liquid, which should measure a scant 3 cups. (If less add water). Put meat and liquid into a bowl. Add 3 tblsp. strong cider vinegar, ¾ tsp. salt, black pepper and several thin slices of lemon. Chill overnight, remove surplus fat from the top. Turn out on a platter and serve with lemon slices and parsley.

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