Pork Preserves: 2662 First cut off the head

Sperva otrezyvaetsja golova

Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Complex

Appears in

A Gift to Young Housewives

By Elena Molokhovets

Published 1992

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Method

Set aside a fine, whole head with attractive ears for Easter. Salt and smoke the head; halve less attractive ones. Salt and smoke the lower jaws which are extraordinarily tasty for garnishing sauces. Or, use them to prepare Jowls. Remove the brains from the upper part of the head and use them while they are still fresh. Use the head itself for jellied meat (studen’).