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Pigs trotters & cheeks

mikehunt69 Jun 14, 2012 05:46 AM

I have 4 trotters and 4 cheeks. Any suggestions for a recipe?

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    jester99 Jun 14, 2012 09:02 AM

    Cheeks, braise them and make a ragu. Or braise till tender, cool, cut into bite size pieces, bread them, and make nuggets.

    trotters can go a couple ways. But braise or cook in a court boullion until tender. Cool it, and then possiblities are endless, you could grill them, debone and make a roulade or use them in a stew. Also if you have access to a smoker, you can smoke them too.

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      Harters Jun 14, 2012 09:45 AM

      Great recipe for the cheeks here:


      Although, it's a heck of an amount of honey which we cut down to just a couple of tablespoons.

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        Mer_Made Jun 14, 2012 10:30 AM

        Red cooked pork trotters! The broth is to die for.



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          bg90027 Jun 14, 2012 11:52 AM

          I had some pork cheeks last year and couldn't find a recipe I liked so I ended up winging it braising them in chicken stock and hard cider with sweet potatoes, leeks, carrots and celery with a little fresh ginger. It turned out pretty great.

          1. DockPotato Jun 14, 2012 11:55 AM

            Google "Kocsonya" and you will get various recipes for Hungarian pork aspic. You have the exact base for this dish and it's not that hard to make. I don't see it pointed it out in the few hits I read, but use very little or no salt, else the broth will not set.

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