Hog's Head Cheese

Hog's Head Cheese

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"This is not actually cheese. It is a wonderful, spicy appetizer mold made of pork roast that is great served with crackers."
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10 h 20 m servings 95 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 95 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 6.5 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.1g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 6.9 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 158 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Heat the oil in a 4 quart pot over medium-high heat. Add the pork roast, and brown on all sides. Reduce heat to medium, and add the onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic. Season with garlic, parsley, basil, salt, pepper, and Cajun seasoning. Pour in 3 cups of water or pork stock, and bring to a boil.
  2. Cover, and simmer over medium heat for 2 hours, stirring vigorously every 15 minutes. When the pork is ready, it should be completely shredded and reduced to a stringy consistency.
  3. Dissolve the gelatin in 1 cup of boiling water, then stir into the pork mixture very well. Pour into a mold or casserole dish, and chill until set, about 8 hours.
  4. To unmold, dip the bottom of the mold in hot tap water for about 1 minute, then invert onto a serving tray. Serve with your favorite crackers.


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we were jokingly calling this "mock head" at my party. i think some people were afraid to eat based on appearance (we used a beautiful mold though). however, it tasted very good. decent recip...

My mother made this when I was just a litlte kid after a Hog was butched.It is made from the meat in a hogs head as the name says. She made it in a loaf and we ate it as sandwichies or just wit...

Delicious worth the time invested

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