crubeen


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crubeen

(kruːˈbiːn)
n
(Cookery) dialect Irish a pig's trotter, esp one that has been cooked
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Only the older generation would now know "bothered", meaning "deaf " (from Gaelic "bodhar" - "deaf "), or "caubeen", "hat" (from "caibin", "old hat"), "crubeen", "pig's foot" ("cruibin", "hoof "), or "scuird", "drop, splash" - as in "a scuird of tea" ("scaird", "squirt, splash").
There is some serious technique on display - his take on the traditional "crubeen" involves days of preparation, for example - and he has come up with a winning recipe which leans heavily on wonderful locally farmed and fished produce.
Years later, in a Leaving Certificate English class, an anonymous balladeer stirred one's memory of carefree afternoons in a Mayo field, with the Partry mountains standing like sentinels in the background: "It's there you'll see confectioners with sugar sticks and dainties, The lozenges and oranges, lemonade and the raisins; The gingerbread and spices to accommodate the ladies, And a big crubeen for threepence to be picking while you're able."
A Crubeen is a pig's trotter, which has been lightly boiled for some 12 hours.
My starter was described in the menu as "marinated sea bream, tomato tart and artichoke salad", while my companion had a "roast breast of wood pigeon, crubeen and Muscat grapes".
Maybe it's because apart from coddle, boxty and crubeens we don't have much of a culinary tradition here.
We sell peanuts, bananas, And Chinese Havanas, It's really a beautiful sight, It's oleomargarine, Little pigs crubeens, At the market on Saturday night.
Finally, there is an assortment of genuine Irish recipes for trusty Gaelic favorites, including Boxty, Crubeens, Irish Lamb Stew, Soda Bread, Frumenty and Flummery, Bannocks or Scones, and Shepherd's Pie.
There's an terrible Irish delicacy called crubeens, which is a posh name for pigs' feet.
We opted for its famous dish of rack of ribs (or you can opt for crubeens) with cabbage and colcannon.
These sweet and sorrowful selections are interspersed with recipes for dishes like "Crubeens" (Pig's Trotters) and "Aunt Joan's Colcannon" made of mashed potatoes and cabbage.
The dish is known as crubeens, so I had to have it as an extra course, even at 38 euros for a starter.