Originally Posted by Humdinger
Looks good Foam. How much of a time commitment was this from start to plate?
Really hardly any.if you don't count the curing (2 weeks) cause I was curing others also and the cooling cause it could have cooled on the counter the gelatin was so thick.
The rest was cleaning and chopping the meat, stripping and slicing the skin, chopping the veggies for the pot & the crunchie veggies for the cheese.
Really and truly it took more time to clean up than it did to assemble. That grease gets everywhere!
Time wise, 2 1/2 hours boiling, and 30 mins prep time to assemble. It all depends upon how long it takes to get the hocks/trotters to cook and break down.
Boil during one ball game, pull out and allow to cool till the next halftime. Clean and prep during halftime, and in the reefer. It had set by the next games start. So two full football games with lots of extra time.