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Pork Pie Photo Journal {Charcutepalooza}

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1. Butter, homemade lamb lard, and flour. 2. Fats cut into flour. 3. Chopping homegrown onions. 4. Mixing egg and water for pastry. 5. Pastry dough on plastic, ready to chill. 6. Pastry dough chilling in fridge. 7. Grinder cooling in freezer. 8. Onions sweating in olive oil. 9. Chopping pork butt. 10. Lil picking fresh thyme. 11. Herb, salt, and pepper mix. 12. Bowls ready to grind. 13. Meat grinding. 14. Tattoo and ground meat. 15. Adding onions. 16. Aromatics and onions. 17. Binding. 18. Adding homemade chicken stock to bind. 19. Sausage complete. 20. Rolling set up. 21. Cutting dough. 22. Rolling pastry. 23. Getting ready to place meat. 24. Shaping meat on dough. 25. Meat on pastry. 26. Pastry trimmed. 27. Edges folded up. 28. Top on. 29. Egg washing. 30. Dirty dishes. 31. Cutting crackers from scrap. 32. Dog bone scrap crackers. 33. In oven after 10 minutes. 34. In oven after 30 minutes. 35. Temping. 36. Cooling behind pot barricade. 37. Transferring to plate. 38. Hound shaped top. 39. Hound sniffing. 40. Cooling in fridge. 41. Evening snack with pub ale. 42. Reluctant child. 43. Breakfast slicing. 44. Flaky crust. An epic 7 animal products from 4 species, 3 cooks, 6 hours.


This photo journal is our entry in the September Charcutepalooza challenge: packing. We used the recipe from Michael Ruhlman's book Charcuterie, substituting a small portion of home cured bacon for the ham and omitting aspic. We found the flavor and method to be spot on but the dough recipe made at least 30% more than necessary.


Additional Charcutepalooza posts:

Almost All-Ohio Mouselline

How to Make Hot Dogs Like a Girl

Mint Lamb Sausage Inspired by Jorgensen Farms

Taco Truck Chorizo Sopito

Red's Canadian Bacon or Why I Had to Kill a Pig To Eat Meat Again

The Story of the Rachel

Salt Cure Old and New

Cider Syrup Bacon