cook pigs' trotters?

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cook pigs' trotters?

Post: # 281008Post Zech
Sun Aug 17, 2014 2:29 pm

I bought a 'box' of pork from a local farmer and there's a couple of trotters in there. I have no idea what to do with them. Any suggestions?
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Re: cook pigs' trotters?

Post: # 281011Post Green Aura
Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:06 pm

I've not cooked them on their own for years. We usually use them with half a pig's head to make brawn. With that I wash the various bits thoroughly and put them in a stock pot with tons of cold water. Bring to the boil then turn it down to minimum and simmer it overnight (the water barely moving).

Next day remove all the meat, skin and bones (separating the bones as I go. Turn the heat back up under the stockpot and boil it down until it's quite concentrated. Put the meat and skin in a loaf tin, season the stock and pour it over to fill the tin. Leave to set, then slice into appropriate portion sizes and freeze what we can't use in the first week.

Otherwise, you can boil the trotters then season and roast them. Munch freely.

Keep the stock - it's gelatine. We put it into ice cube bags and freeze, chucking a couple in stews, gravies etc to enrich them.
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Re: cook pigs' trotters?

Post: # 281014Post doofaloofa
Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:51 pm

I have a few in brine

i plan to boil them upin a stew till only the bones remain

or maybe a pea soup
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Post: # 281019Post ojay54
Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:21 pm

Boil then roast for me too,make a decent sticky sauce and baste.

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Re: cook pigs' trotters?

Post: # 281041Post Zech
Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:08 am

Thanks, folks :hugish:

I'm not sure I'm brave enough to leave anything cooking overnight, but I get the general idea of 'boil until it disintegrates'.
Don't worry, I would never discard stock. Perish the thought!
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