Granny's Oldtime Recipes  

AlbertPrince 57M
4459 posts
8/23/2005 6:59 am

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Granny's Oldtime Recipes

I came across this delicious recipe recently, and felt that I had to share it with you.


1 pig's head
4 to 5 quarts cold water
4 teaspoons salt
4 teaspoons powdered sage
yellow corn meal (about 3 cups)

Separate one pig's head into halves. Remove eyes and brains. Scrape head and clean thoroughly. Place in large kettle and cover with 4-5 quarts of cold water. Simmer gently for 2 to 3 hours, or until meat falls from the bones. Skim grease carefully from the surface; remove meat and chop it finely, and turn liquor. Season with salt, pepper and sage to taste. Sift in corn meal, stirring constantly, until the mixture is thickened to the consistency of mush. Cook slowly for 1 hour over low heat. When sufficiently cooked, pour into greased oblong pans and store in a cool place until ready to use. Cut in thin slices and fry until crisp and brown. Makes 6 pounds.

After you've tried it, let me know what you think of it?

redmustang91 57M  
8599 posts
8/23/2005 7:56 am

Fortunately we are all out of pig's heads right now!

slightly_sexy8 38F
314 posts
8/23/2005 8:43 am

actually, it is suppose to be quite good. much like usa country sausage which, if you have ever had, is acually quite wonderful. most of those foods like bologna, pate, liverwurst, spam, sausages, salami, hotdogs etc all don't bear much close examination.

i think just a salad will do for dinner.

poor wilbur.

rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
8/23/2005 1:58 pm

Oh, I thought scrapple was the name of the poor pig. Now I feel bad. But I would still eat him.

rm_jayR63 59F
1884 posts
8/23/2005 5:34 pm

Scrapple is actually quite tasty.
This may be a Southern white Trash delicacy.
When you're poor you have to make use of the whole pig.
Hence the saying "eating high on the hog" where the better selections come from.

Scrapple is formed in a lof and slices are fried up. Good with syrup from the pancakes.

Something I like better than scrapple is puddin' (NOT pudding)
This is another mess of whatever is left but is loose( kind of like barbque)

I don't eat much meat these days but only for health reasons.
Besides, how could someone kill something as cute as that?

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