Here's a French version from a great cookbook about French farm
cooking, The French Farmhouse Kitchen. The book is clear, concise
and presents recipes that are generally simple but not lacking in
I like it because it presents the cultural background to support the
recipes and gives a feel of the values and day to day lives of the
folks who cook them.
Have the butcher split the head into halves and remove the ears.
Place cut side down in a sieve and pour fast-boiling water over the
skin. Drain and scrape off any blemishes. Peel and finely chop the
Peel the carrots and onions and trim the leek, cut them all into
Place the pig's head, carrots, onions, leek and peeled garlic in a
large pan, cover generously with cold water and bring slowly to
boiling point over low heat. Skim off the froth that rises and when
clear add the herbs tied together, seasoning and cloves. Cover and
cook, simmering steadily, for 2 hours or until the meat detaches
itself from the bones.
Remove the meat, skin and fat from the bones, Cut into pieces and
place in a large bowl. Add the brains, and the tongue skinned and
cut into small pieces. Mash with a fork and mix well. Test for
seasoning, add black pepper if necessary so that the mixture is well
flavoured. Mix in the chopped shallot and parsley, and stir to
Pour into 2 wetted moulds and when cold refrigerate until required.
To serve, cut into slices and arrange on a large serving dish
surrounded by lettuce leaves. Hand French mustard separately and a
mixed green salad tossed in vinaigrette dressing.
Being made of fresh meat this brawn should be eaten within a week.
Makes 8 to 10 servings.
From "The French Farmhouse Kitchen", Eileen Reece, Exeter Books, 1984. ISBN 0-671-06542-4 Posted by Stephen Ceideberg; May 12 1993. File ftp://ftp.idiscover.co.uk/pub/food/mealmaster/recipes/cberg2.zip
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (123g)|
|Recipe Makes: 8 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 6 (8%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 0.7g||1 %|
|Saturated Fat 0.2g||1 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.3g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 34.6mg||1 %|
|Potassium 380.7mg||10 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 18.9g||6 %|
|Dietary Fiber 4.8g||19 %|
|Sugars, other 14.1g|
|Protein 2.5g||4 %|
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Calories per serving: 80
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