Ha! A well known swedish news paper called me yesterday for an interview about the nose to tail trend. I think that she probable called to ask me about my opinion because of my testicle tacos recipe. And I’m glad to get the opportunity to officially be a pro nose to tail person. Because I DO think it’s very important to at least try to cook with “strange” ingredients if you eat meat. At least one time! To say that something you have never tried is disgusting is stupid. If you gladly eat the asses of different animals, why not try the balls as well?
One thing that is disgusting though is pork knuckles. Well, if you ask me. You should try it for yourself and see. Here’s how you can try to cook it with your coffee maker.
6 hours + cooling
- 1 divided knuckle of pork
- 1 onion
- 1 carrot
- 6 pieces of allspice berries
- 2 bay leaves
- White pepper
- A lot of salt (like 2 tbsp of it)
Thaw feet if necessary. Shave, scrub and rinse the halves well. Chop up the onion and the carrot. Put this together with the spices in the coffee maker can. Pour water into the machine and start the coffee maker. Let stand for about 6 hours, or until the meat is soft and starts to detach from the bone.
Let the halves cool off in the stock, this will solidify into some kind of gelatinous mess that will taste wonderful.
No, I actually thought it was disgusting. But my main problem with this dish is that I have an issue with eating meat directly from bones. It’s the same with chicken legs or spare ribs.
But at least I tried it!