Oreilles de porc au fromage

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Appears in

Mourjou: The Life and Food of an Auvergne Village


By Peter Graham

Published 1999

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It is a mystery to me why the English expression ‘to make a pig’s ear of’ means ‘to mess up’. I have always found the elegantly curved and pointed auricles of the pig a rather endearing part of its anatomy, whether they hang down, blinker-like, over the animal’s eyes or, as in some breeds, stand erect and to attention. They taste good, too, though they could hardly be described as having a lot of character. Here they are given extra flavour by an aromatic broth and a cheese sauce.