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anyone cooked a hand of pork?

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brimfull Sun 21-May-06 15:05:48

bought it yesterday,it weighs 9lbs! Will it be any good,as have invited some friends round to help us eat it.It was so cheap £5.00 it worries me slightly.

SaintGeorge Sun 21-May-06 15:07:36

Pigs have hands????



PrettyCandles Sun 21-May-06 15:15:09

Don't know what a hand of pork is (the bit of the leg just before the trotter?), but I find that the cheaper cuts are generally good cooked very slowly. Typically I'd fry or sweat onions and garlic, transfer to casserole, seal the meat (or not bother), transfer to casserole, then add lots of chopped-up veg (chunky if roots, fine if leaf or stem veg). Add loads of herbs, spices etc, mix a tablespoonful or so of flour with a little water and pour over (or not bother if you like a thin, clear 'gravy'), add an inch or two of water (stock, beer, wine etc aslo good). Lid on, cover with foil if not tight-fitting, and stew in oven for at least 3h at about Reg3. Check about 2/3 of the way through to make sure it hasn't dried out, stir veg if nec, but rarely necessary to add water.

sallystrawberry Sun 21-May-06 15:18:32

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brimfull Sun 21-May-06 15:26:33

yes it looks like that!
we've had it in the oven for 2.5 hrs at 175 so far!

sallystrawberry Sun 21-May-06 19:44:15

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brimfull Sun 21-May-06 21:57:44

well the hand of pork was fabulous!!!
Cooked it slowly for ages ....3 hrs .It fed 5 adults and 3 kids with loads left over,so pretty good for a fiver! I'm going to get a few more for the freezer tomorrow.

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