Help me use the whole pig
October 25, 2011 5:16 PM Subscribe
My friends just called to offer me any of the non-conventional parts of the two pigs they are slaughtering tonight. What should I take?
posted by ssg to Food & Drink (21 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I just received the call now and the pigs are to be dealt with tonight. I have to grab anything that I'd like before it goes in the trash (which would be a tragedy). Obviously, I'll grab the trotters, liver, and heart, and any extra fat, but I'm not sure what else to take. I believe that the entire head is up for grabs, as well as any organs I'd care for.
I'm not experienced in butchery, but am willing to try. I love a good kitchen project, so involved work is fine. I'm willing to eat (or at least cook and try) pretty much anything.
Can I just stick the whole head on the rotisserie (with an apple in the mouth presumably)? Can I use the intestines for sausage? Can I eat the tail?