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List of ingredients for Pig's head, boiled (Mrs Beeton's)

* 1 Pig's head
* 1 lb common salt
* 1 oz saltpeter
* Pease pudding

* Scald and cleanse the head thoroughly, removing the hair, eyes, snout and brains
* Soak in strong salt and water for about 24 hours, changing the water 2 or 3 times, then drain and dry well
* Mix the salt and saltpeter together, run it well into every part of the head, repeat this process daily for 5 to 6 days
* Drain the head from brine, place in a stew pan containing sufficient warm water to cover it, bring to the boil and skim well
* Simmer gently for 3 ½ hours


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