Thursday, 28 June 2012
Tasty bits of pig from frankie fenner
Every girl likes a tantalizing offer every once in awhile, especially when it's from a butcher, this one pinged into my inbox, reading - ' In your bundle of pig goodness you've got- smoked hock terrine, confit ears and cured cheeks- all for R100'.
It was from Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants, remember foodie blogger jamiewho? Well, it's his baby, he sources ethically reared, happy meat, works with like- minded butchers and puts enticing weekly packages together.
I'm still sad I missed the boerewors- good boerewors is impossible to find. But back to my piggy bits- I've never eaten cheeks or ears or have any idea what to do with them, but that's what google is for and it didn't disappoint, well only slightly, as it seems the cheeks are going into my freezer whilst the broad beans grow- the first recipe I found was for 'pig cheeks, chorizo sausage and broad beans' and I can think of nothing better.
The ears... apparently delicious sliced crumbed and fried, I'll have a little taste tomorrow and hopefully some inspiration- any suggestions? I'm all ears?.......sorry couldn't help myself.