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Butchering a pig's head

Charleston DaveCharleston Dave Posts: 571
edited 1:44AM in EggHead Forum
Not for the squeamish, but Gourmet has online now a free video of offal specialist Chris Cosentino butchering a whole pig's head to make porchetta di testa.

Warning....graphic!

Pig's Head video

There's an accompanying video underneath showing the breakdown of a whole pig, from the whole animal down to pork chops and bacon and ribs and butts and pancetta and such.

Comments

  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
     
    He would have killed the pig first. Oh PITA where are you when we need you.

    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    Thanks for the post, but I don't think I am off to buy a pig's head just yet.

    GG
  • Rolling EggRolling Egg Posts: 1,995
    I'm passing on the pig head too. Hell I'm broke but not that bad. I think I will stick to butts! :woohoo:
  • egretegret Posts: 4,089
    Well, thank you so much for bringing this to light! Just goes to show you what wonderful things I've been missing in this long life of mine!! I enjoyed it tremendously!! B) :P :woohoo:
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
     
    It wouldn't surprise me if the heads cost more per pound than butts.

    Besides thee are two sides to the butts and only one head. :laugh:

    GG
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
     
    Sometimes one just has a blessed life.

    GG
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    Gourmet Loney!!! B)
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    WONDERFUL,my Grandma used to make HOMEMADE souse(Hoghead Cheese)The same way.I'm pi$$ed she died before I could learn her recepie.WOW that stuff was great on fresh saltines with a splash of vinegar!They ground the head to make it more like a meatloaf.PURE DELISH!!! :evil: YUMMEE! :)
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    that was terrific. i love the video. thanks for sharing.
  • Great post! Thanks CDave

    In case the "whole pig" didn't show up for anyone as another video, here's the direct link:

    Butcher a Pig
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    I'm callin Bul....T!That is cuttin up an already butchered pig.He has certain points that tell people where different cuts come from,and that is cool.If you wanna butcher a pig,it starts with shootin em in the head with a .22 rifle and goes from there.Talk about GRAPHIC! :whistle: I liked the clip,but it ain't butcherin a pig. :( BTW it was only half a pig. ;)
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    you ain't butcherin unless you got a big pot of boiling water and a couple big knives.....singe and shave, singe and shave.

    done more than my share just like you describe Hoss.
  • Rolling EggRolling Egg Posts: 1,995
    I remember my dad and grandfather with a huge trough of water with a fire going under it. I can remember them scalding the pig and scraping with the knives. Good memories.
  • BashBash Posts: 1,011
    Very interesting - bookmarked that one for future reference.

    Thanks
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    We been there cuz!!! ;)
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    YUMMEE!!! B)
  • BashBash Posts: 1,011
    I think I'll pass on the head part, but the videos of butchering the pig and cow were very interesting. So many cuts of meat I have not tried :blush:
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