Faggot making

Yesterday I made 45 faggots with my next-door neighbour Polly. The ingredients, freshly removed from the pigs we sent for slaughter on Monday, included lungs, heart, tongue and liver. We added some ham, oatmeal, breadcrumbs and a random blend of herbs and spices.

Two bowls of offal ready to roll

Each was wrapped in a bit of the caul, which looks like a sheet of fine lace but is the fatty membrane that surrounds the pigs stomach.

Cue some very un-cauled for jokes
Cue some very un-cauled for jokes

After an hour or so we had 45 tasty balls of porky goodness ready to roast.

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Who’s hungry?

The cooking juices made a rich meaty gravy which we poured over the top. Forty minutes in the oven, accompanied by mash and greens, delicious. Eaten too quickly to take a picture though.

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