Pork, It Does a Body Good.

5 Dec

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A friend of ours who went to culinary school called us up randomly one day and said “I ordered a whole pig head.  I’m going to make a lot of pork.  Come over and pick some up later this week.”  Well, Normakins and I were uber excited, as we both love PORK!  (Bacon ftw).  Who doesnt’!?!?!  So we anxiously waited for his call.

When the weekend came, we got the call.  He asked us to come anytime before 5 pm but to let him know at least an hour before we leave.  We just had lunch with my parents and were still at their place so I borrowed a few tupper wares from my mom, grabbed a bottle of vino, and headed to his place.

When we got there, he invited us in and showed us to his dining table, which had place settings for two.  Much to our surprise, he cooked us a 3 course meal!  We were stuffed, but powered through and ate his dishes like we had holes in our stomaches.  Lucky for us, his dishes were French style, so the portions were small.

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The one on top was the appetizer, which was a radish with charred something to mimic the look of crops in dirt, paired with prosciutto and cream cheese.  I can’t remember what the charred thing was but it was ridiculously delicious.  And, the smokiness of it went really well with the salty prosciutto and cream cheese.

To the left was the next dish.  It was a French pork stew using primarily the gelatinous pieces of the pig head, along with pickled green beans (unbelievably delicious), and toasted French bread.

And lastly, on the right is the entrée.  It was a soft poached egg (in Japanese it’s called Onsen Tamago) on top of a pork fritter, sitting atop a balsamic infused vinaigrette.  This was the best dish, obviously, because it was fried, had an egg, and was hearty.  I’m easy to please.  hahaah.

The meal was so delicious!  And our friend is such a skilled chef!  I was utterly impressed.  I’m craving those pickled green beans right now.

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4 Responses to “Pork, It Does a Body Good.”

  1. minimumday December 5, 2012 at 12:14 am #

    This post made my mouth water! You guys are so lucky to have that awesome private 3 course dinner. I need more friends in culinary school.

    • uhohitstams December 7, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

      Thanks! It was sooo delicious! I need to send him a giant ham or something as a thank you, and as an incentive for more meals. ; P

    • uhohitstams December 7, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

      Thanks Packers! Hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

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