Saw this on Facebook and thought we could all use a diversion.
What is the most disgusting dinner you were forced to eat as a child and have never eaten as an adult?
It starts with pig feet. I kid you not, pig feet is a required ingredient. First, you take pig feet and whatever other meat you want to throw in there, put it into a large pot, fill it with water, and let soak overnight. This will remove old blood from the meat. Once it stands over night, wash the meat again, cover with water, bring to boil, pour that water off, and rewash the meat. Add more water, about an inch or so over the meat, and simmer on low about 6-7 hours. About an hour or so before it’s done, add salt, pepper, bay leaf, onion, carrot, etc. When it finishes boiling, remove the meat, tear it into chunks with forks, pour the broth back over it, once you put it through a wire colander, and stick it in the fridge, or in case of Russians, into the small outer mud-room where you take shoes off and that stays naturally cold in winter but above freezing. Let it stand overnight or so.
It’s hard to describe it. It’s cold meat, boiled into softness, in meat jelly. Cold meat jelly. Okay, I am gagging now again. Ugh, I hate this. Every damn holiday it would be brought out and I would be expected to eat it. ::Shudder.::
For my children, the worst childhood food is likely apples with pork chops. One day I was tired of making same-old, same-old, and so I made grilled pork chops with Granny Smith apple apples. It looked something like this: Martha Stewart’s Pork Chops with Apples. For some odd reasons, the kids freaked out. Meat and apples just did not go together in their head. I was treated to a lovely piece of dinner time theater, with gagging, pretended vomiting, exclamations of “What is this?” and accusations of poisoning. Never made it again. It’s been ten years and they still remember it once in a while.
Okay, now your turn.
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