Hog’s Head Cheese

Hog’s Head Cheese This is not actually cheese. It is a wonderful, spicy appetizer mold made of pork roast that is great served with crackers.

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Ingredient Checklist

Time Details

    PREP : 20 mins

    COOK : 2 hrs

    TOTAL : 8 hrs

    SERVING : 24

    YIELD : 24 servings

Instructions Checklist
  • Heat the oil in a 4 quart pot over medium-high heat. Add the pork roast, and brown on all sides. Reduce heat to medium, and add the onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic. Season with garlic, parsley, basil, salt, pepper, and Cajun seasoning. Pour in 3 cups of water or pork stock, and bring to a boil.

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  • Cover, and simmer over medium heat for 2 hours, stirring vigorously every 15 minutes. When the pork is ready, it should be completely shredded and reduced to a stringy consistency.

  • Dissolve the gelatin in 1 cup of boiling water, then stir into the pork mixture very well. Pour into a mold or casserole dish, and chill until set, about 8 hours.

  • To unmold, dip the bottom of the mold in hot tap water for about 1 minute, then invert onto a serving tray. Serve with your favorite crackers.

Per Serving: 95 calories; protein 6.9g; carbohydrates 2.1g; fat 6.5g; cholesterol 22.3mg; sodium 158.5mg.