Head and feet of sheep in a vinegar sauce

From Cookipedia

Head and feet of sheep in a vinegar sauce
Head and feet of sheep in a vinegar sauce
Rayess' art of Lebanese cooking
Servings:Serves 6
Calories per serving:400
Ready in:6 hours
Prep. time:2 hours
Cook time:4 hours
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:12th April 2013

This recipe is from my copy of "Rayess' art of Lebanese cooking" - George N. Rayess - 1966 (translated), that I picked up at the second-hand book store in the National Trust cafe at Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens.

The book is a great reminder of how food was prepared in the past. A great source of inspiration, though I don't think I'll be making this recipe.


Printable 🛒 shopping list & 👩‍🍳 method for this recipe


  1. Put the head and feet in boiling water for one minute
  2. Take out and scrape with a sharp knife until all hair and fuzz is removed
  3. Singe head and feet over a low flame turning them all around until all fuzz is burnt
  4. Cut the head in two pieces
  5. Strike hard on the nose to bring out what is inside it
  6. Split the hooves and remove hair sack and clean all over with cold water
  7. Rub it with salt and wash with soap and finally rub with rose water
  8. Place in a large pot and cover with cold water to which salt is added
  9. Boil first over a high heat until scum appears. Skim carefully
  10. Reduce heat to medium and cook until contents are done
  11. This requires about four hours
  12. Make the sauce by mashing the garlic in salt and mint to the vinegar and mix well
  13. Serve the meat in one dish and the sauce in another
  14. serve some of the broth in which the head and feet were cooked

Note: Instead of rose-water you may rub the head and feet with pieces of onion or with flour and lemon juice

Browse Cookipedia's recipes with Pinterest

Almost all of Cookipedia's recipe pictures have now been uploaded to Pinterest which is a very convenient way to browse through them, all in one huge board, or by individual categories. If you're a Pinterest user, I think you'll find this feature useful.

Update with Facebook debugger

#headandfeetofsheepinavinegarsauce #vinegar #garlic #mint #sauce #sheep #split #broth #flour #rosewater #mashed