Friday, November 20, 2009
Good Ol' Fashioned Hog Maw
2 pounds ground pork sausage
5 potatoes, peeled, cubed, and rinsed
20 baby carrots, sliced into coins
2 ribs celery, diced
1 medium onion, diced
1/4 head cabbage, sliced, diced, however you like
Salt and Pepper
Place sausage in a large bowl. Add each vegetable one at a time, mushing together to distribute.
Once mixed together, you have two options: Crock Pot or Oven.
In the crock pot, cook on low for 7-8 hours. You may want to put a little water on it if you are afraid of it getting dry. If you are cooking in the oven, place in a casserole dish or roasting pan, and cook for 1-2 hours on 375 degrees F. I usually throw a little salt and pepper over the top for while it cooks. Don't salt too much, unless you know that your sausage isn't salty!
Note: the "REAL" way to make this is to stuff your "meatloaf" into a cleaned pig's stomach to cook. If you want to be that authentic, go ahead. Personally, I don't like to eat that part, and find it a waste of $8 to buy something just to cook the hog maw in.
My review: One of my favorite home cooked meals. Being cooked in the pig's stomach will undeniably give it a better flavor, but it is still delicious when cooked just like a meatloaf! Serve with some flaky, buttery rolls.