Wednesday, 1 April 2009

What I'm snacking on #2

Everyone knows that the pig in its entirety is completely edible. So here we go. If you're squeamish (which you shouldn’t be as there are no blood and bogey to see), be off then! I believe the snout is the cheapest part of the pig, less so than the bollocks.This snout came from a pedigree Middle White porker, I paid 89p for it from a very posh butcher in Mayfair. There’s no recipe to speak of, I just steam it slowly for an hour and a half with the rice cooker and eat it with a dipping bowl of sweet dark rice vinegar (it helps with reducing boar taint). That’s it, très simple.
It’s pure snacking fodder, doesn’t taste of much, I think it must be the texture that appeals to me. If you imagine unctuous thick skin, you’re nearly there.

NB Oh there’s one downside, it took me at least two hours to clean the snout. If you’re serious about eating this part of the pig, go and invest in some nose trimmers, you’ll thank me for that.








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8 comments:

Mark Ngui said...

This feels adventurous... What about roasting them? A snout scratching perhaps?

Lizzie said...

Oh my god - the snout?! Blimey. That is adventurous, but great that we're using all the animal. I love gelatinous pork skin, but I also like it with some meat!

Su-Lin said...

Nice try... :P

Lizzie said...

It never ceases to amaze me how gullible I am. I even fell for Waitrose's pinanas - the pineapple-banana cross.

Su-Lin said...

Actually, I think this is one of the best April Fools gags I've seen today! Seriously, you set it up rather brilliantly as it all reads quite naturally! Good one!

bellaphon said...

The nose came from a Beano or Dandy comic 5 years ago.
Thanks for passing!

thora said...

LOL at the nose trimmers! that got me thinking.

Little Miss Random said...

Man, I actually fell for it, although I did think the snout looked a little too rubbery! I have eaten the inside of a pig's head before (otherwise known as Filipino delicacy sisig), so I just figured that it was another South-East Asian thing! Nice one.