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Re: Classic recipes

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:34 pm
by The Mighty Gusset
I have a recipe here for Pigs Trotters :

Basically the trotters get simmered long and slow until thoroughly cooked.
Then you tease the bone and all the meat out, taking care not to tear or split the skin and pick all the meat off, discarding all the really gelatinous stuff.
You pack all the meat back into the skin and roll it into a tight 'sausage' and chill it for a couple of hours, so that the meat and remaining fat gel together inside the skin.
Finally you roast in a hot oven until the skin goes all crispy and crunchy.

I can get pigs trotters for about 35p each and suspect that the meat from two trotters would fill each 'sausage' and be more than enough meat for one person.

What do you folks reckon ?

Re: Classic recipes

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:02 pm
by SMIFFY R
Sounds very nice,but a bit time consuming for me,funny I noticed some trotters in the market in Nimes on Saturday and they were huge!..did'nt get the price tho' maybe they were Boar trotters 'cos they breed them here.

Re: Classic recipes

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:24 pm
by The Mighty Gusset
If you can get the whole lower leg, with the Hock still attached, then they are sodding huge, loads of meat in that case

Re: Classic recipes

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:10 pm
by The Mighty Gusset
Tonight on BBC2 at 8pm the Hairy Berk's new series 'Mums Know Best' starts - recreating recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation.
I've got doubts about it though - my mother was a rotten cook.

Re: Classic recipes

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:42 pm
by sfb
Mine too! I didn't realise food could be interesting until I left home. She thought it was adventurous when we put mixed herbs in the shepherds pie we made at school!

Re: Classic recipes

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:28 pm
by SMIFFY R
My old mum's family were all excellent cooks,comes from living in the country I suppose.I had two girlfriends who's mothers had taken courses in 'Cordon Bleu' cookery and they were crap!..Can you imagine boiled lamb chops with sloppy mashed spuds!..They seemed to take a lot of time and effort to ruin everything! :(

Re: Classic recipes

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:48 pm
by The Mighty Gusset
Watching the Hairy Berks again - and I am definitely going to be making these :
Nargis Kebabs
Nom Nom !

Re: Classic recipes

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:06 pm
by sfb
Oooh! Scrummy!

Re: Classic recipes

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:15 pm
by The Mighty Gusset
Yep, a proper Biker's Scotch Egg - with attitude !
They also did a more normal Scotch Egg, but mixed the Pork Sausagemeat 50/50 with Black Pudding.
They looked pretty tasty too

Re: Classic recipes

Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:12 pm
by The Mighty Gusset
I've invented a new food sensation !

Ingredients :

1 Garlic Wrap
Mediterranean style cheese cubes in oil
Cherry Tomatoes.

Wrap the cubes and tomatoes into a roughly square shape that fits nicely in your toatsed sandwich maker.
Cook and eat.

Lovely !

I got my garlic wraps and cheese cubes from Aldi, so it's dirt cheap too.