Friday, May 9, 2008

Ðiupinys (Hodgepodge)

  • pork snout, cut in half, lengthwise
  • 1 pork foot, cut lengthwise
  • 1 pork tail
  • 1 cup barley
  • 1 cup dried peas, soaked
  • 1 cup dried navy beans, soaked
  • 3 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 3 onions, chopped
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 10 peppercorns
  • salt to taste
  • Place all meats into cooking pot, cover with water and cook on low heat until meat is soft.
  • Add salt and cook for another 15 minutes.
  • Remove meats from cooking liquid, there should be about 3 l (12 cups) of cooking liquid.
  • Cook soaked legumes and barley in meat cooking liquid.
  • When legumes and grain are done, add potatoes and cook until potatoes are soft and all cooking liquid has evaporated.
  • Pour hodgepodge into a deep bowl, make hole in the center and place all cooked meat in it.
This is a favorite holiday dish.

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