Despite its simplicity, brawn can rightly be called a noble dish. In many cookbooks, published many centuries ago, brawn is called "royal delicacy." Deciding to cook jellied meat, you will be dealing with a dish that has a rich history.
Many housewives are not sure that they will get such a dish. Most often, they are alarmed by the fact that aspic prepared for a long and difficult. Indeed, the preparation of jelly takes a lot of time. However, there is nothing difficult in its preparation.
How to cook jelly?
The technology of preparation of jelly is extremely simple.To spoil it is quite difficult.
- Start cooking with the selection of the correct dishes. As a rule, small sized pans are not suitable for boiling jelly. In order for you to get this dish, choose a container with a volume of at least 5 liters (but the more, the better). Immediately secure yourself with the containers in which you place them. prepared aspic. There may be several such containers, and they should be large enough, but not high.
- The next step will be the purchase of ingredients for cooking. If you have never cooked jelly before, use pork legs better. This product will give you almost one hundred percent guarantee that your jelly will harden. Pork legs can even be used as an integral part. As a meat base, you can take beef, turkey, chicken.
- In addition, you will need a variety of spices. Here you can dream. You can use such common seasonings as onions, garlic, bay leaves, black pepper (ground or peas), carrots, roots and stalks of celery, etc.
- All selected ingredients lay in a pan and pour water into it. Place the pot of water on the stove. The fire must be very slow. There should be no rush in the preparation of jelly. Do not allow rapid boiling and boiling. If the amount of water is greatly reduced, you can add it. But you need to top up boiled water, but not raw. Broth must be salted during cooking.
- Jelly will have to cook for at least 6 hours. After 2 hours of cooking, pull out all the vegetables that play the role of seasoning, otherwise they will turn into porridge. You can use and reverse cooking chops. First, just boil the meat for about 5 hours, and then put the seasonings in there.
- When you turn off the stove, remove the meat from the pan and place it on a flat dish to cool it down quickly. Broth must be filtered and set aside. Now you have to separate the meat from the bones, as well as remove the skin and veins. In order not to feel that the meat is too hot, you can wear rubber gloves. For further work with brawn you will need only meat. Everything else can be thrown away.
- Meat must be cut and laid out in prepared containers for aspic, and then - pour broth. You should wait a little for the broth to cool, then put the cold jelly in the fridge, where it should harden. If fat has formed on the surface of the jelly, remove it with a spoon. When serving, do not forget to add some horseradish to the jelly.
How to cook delicious jelly with tongue?
- Pig tail - 1 pc
- Pork leg - 1 pc
- Chicken leg - 1 pc
- Swine tongue - 1 pc
- Beef bone with meat - 1 pc
- Water - 4 l
- Black pepper peas - 10 pcs
- Carnation - 3 pcs
- Carrots - 2 pieces
- Onions - 1 pc
- Celery (petiole) - 1 pc
- Boiled eggs - for decoration
- Canned cucumbers for decoration
- Take the meat and bones and soak them in cold water for 2 hours. Drain the water, rinse the meat and bones thoroughly. Pour fresh water into the pan and put all the ingredients there. Put the pot on a slow fire. During cooking, remove the foam and fat.
- Remove the cover after about 4 hours. Add carrots and onions to the jelly. Salt everything and add spices. Now cook the jelly for about 2 hours. About 1.5 liters of liquid should remain in the pan.
- Remove the skin from the tongue and separate the meat from the bones with the hands. Cut the meat into pieces. For meat can add a little chopped garlic and herbs. This will give the dish more spice.
- Put the ingredients for decoration on the bottom of the serving cups. Put the meat on top and pour all the pre-strained broth.
- Cover the bowls with foil and refrigerate. In order to place a portion of jelly on a plate, you need to hold the bottom of the bowl in hot water, and then turn over the container.
Cooking jelly is not so difficult.The only negative - it takes a lot of time. But if you have it, do not miss the chance to test your culinary abilities in brawn - this delicious and nutritious dish.