Monday, August 15, 2011

Toe Cheese

Right off, the Toe Cheese for this month's Charcutepalooza challenge was a bit of a failure. Despite the fact that I have been traveling on the east coast for the last 2 weeks, I was able to order pig feet and shanks from Caw Caw Creek in Columbia, SC. I used the recipe in Charcuterie as a guide, but the headcheese was lacking in the flavor department. I ended up leaving most of it for my parents to dispose of at their beach house in South Carolina.

Some good did come from the endeavor though. When I placed my pork order with Caw Caw Creek, I added an order of pig tails.. I received 6 tails for 6 dollars. I simmered them for about 3 hours then roasted them in a 400 degree oven for 40 minutes. There was just enough meat to make the gnawing effort worthwhile and the meat and skin were delicious. They were porky goodness.

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