Boiled Pig’s Head

Preparation info

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery

By Isabella Beeton

Published 1861

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  • A pig’s head
  • salt


Clean the head thoroughly. Remove the hair, eyes, snout and brains if this has not been done by the butcher. Soak well in salt water for 2 hr., changing the water 3 or 4 times. Drain the head well, place in a large saucepan and just cover with cold water. Simmer for 3–3½ hr. or until tender.