Hog Head Souse

READY IN: 5hrs
Recipe by mightyro_cooking4u

From the Black Family Reunion cookbook.-Heritage Recipe

Top Review by Pops Recipes

Trying to pass on a lot of old recipes to my grandkids when they visit. Grandson raised hogs for 4H and I remember helping make souse on Grandma's kitchen table. This is how I remember helping her make it. Thanks for the memories and the souse recipe! Great family fun time boiling the heads in a turkey roaster out on the patio. ( I do think grandma always used WAY too much sage and this recipe is more liking to my taste. LOL)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Split hog head. Clean thoroughly, removing eyes and brains. Scald. Scrape clean.
  2. Place hog head, feet and ears in large stockpot. Simmer about 4 hours or until tender.
  3. Remove meat from bone. Place meat in large bowl. Mash. Drain off any fat. Add vinegar, peppers, salt and sage. Stir to combine. Transfer to bowl or dish. Refrigerate 24 hours. Slice. Serve with crackers.

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