Have you ever wondered how to cook pig ears? It’s really easy actually – clean them up carefully, place them in a pressure cooker with some water and salt and cook for about an hour.
Yeah, that sounds too easy. Also a bit dull. But that was just the beginning.
To find out everything you didn’t even know you wanted about preparing and cooking pig ears, keep reading this article!
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How To Cook Pig Ears In The Oven
If you’ve wanted to try your hand at cooking something unusual but still appetizing, a recipe for pig ears in the oven is just what you need. Just follow these few easy steps to get a delicious Sunday dinner.
- You’re going to want to clean your pig ears first. Make sure you do a thorough job, so there isn’t any additional hair left.
- Get your favorite regular pot out add enough water so that the pig ears are completely covered.
- Bring the water to a boil and then reduce it to a gentle simmer. Leave the pig ears to cook for about forty minutes like this. Just make sure to check on them from time to time, so they don’t over-boil.
- Once they’re fork-tender, remove them from the pot and cut them into strips.
- Season them as you wish. We recommend adding some paprika and soy sauce to your go-to spice tray.
- Place the seasoned pork strips on an oven tray covered with baking paper.
- You’ll want to heat the oven to its lowest temperature, which would be anywhere between 175 F and 225 F. Once the oven is preheated, place the tray inside and cook for about six to ten hours. As with any meal, the cooking time is going to vary depending on the temperature – so more heat (a little) less cooking time.
And as always – don’t forget to check on the pork ears from time to time, so you get them just as crispy as you planned to.
Are Pig Ears Good Eating?
Not only are they good eating, but they’re also actually exceptional!
Pig’s ears are one of those rare gems when it comes to cooking. And like with most underappreciated meats, pig’s ears are just about the tastiest bits of pork you’ll ever try!
So, if you’re lucky enough to find them in your local grocery store or at the farmers’ market, be sure to snatch them up! The best part is – they’re not only delicious, but they’re also full of nutritious calories as well!
How Do You Cook Raw Pig Ears?
The first rule of cooking raw pig ears is patience.
Pig ears contain a bit of cartilage, and that takes some time to cook all the way through. So, when dealing with raw pig ears, make sure to first place them into a pressure cooker or slow cooker for about an hour. This way, they have time to cook all the way through.
And everything after that? Well, you’ll have to read the rest of our article to find out!
How Long Should You Cook Pig Ears?
Well, we don’t really have an answer to this one. I mean, we do. It’s just not a simple one.
The cooking time for pig ears depends on what you’re planning to make.
Pig ears in a slow cooker are going to take about two hours. In a pressure cooker, you’re going to need a little less time – around an hour. Then again, pork ears sising takes roughly around an hour and a half, including prep and cooking time.
However, we can tell you one thing for sure – cooking pig ears is going to take you at least an hour. The reason is that pig ears have cartilage, and it takes a bit of time for them to cook all the way through.
All the rest? Well, keep reading to get the specifics!
How Long Do You Prepare Pig Ears To Eat?
Again, it’s going to depend on the recipe. How much time seasoning, cutting vegetables, and preparing other ingredients.
Even though we can’t specify the exact time it’s going to take to prepare pig ears to eat, we can give you a bit of a hint. Besides the cooking time, which depends on the specific recipe, the prep time for pig ears is pretty standard – it’s going to take up to half an hour to clean and cut up the pig ears.
Oh, to find about those cooking times, scroll a bit down, and you’ll find everything you need!
How To Cook Pig Ears In A Pressure Cooker?
Although cooking pig ears may sound a bit strange at first, it’s quite easy with the right recipe and a little bit of time. To start your culinary career of cooking pig ears, here is the full recipe of how to cook pig ears in a pressure cooker. Here we go!
- The first step is going to be to Blanche the pig ears in a pot of boiling water for a few minutes. This helps get rid of the scum that may have stuck in the ears.
- Once they’re done, throw the water out and get your pressure cooker ready.
- For the pig ears to boil in the pressure cooker, you’re going to need some type of broth. It can be whichever kind you like – pork, beef, chicken, or vegetable. It’s completely up to you.
- Once you’ve placed the pig ears into the pressure cooker, close the lid and let them cook for between 40 and 60 minutes. Don’t remove them until they’re soft and gummy since the cartilage can take a while to cook through.
- An extra tip: Don’t forget to add some seasoning and put a few vegetables in the pressure cooker. Here again, it’s up to you to put in whatever you like. We recommend adding salt, a few carrots, garlic cloves, and a pepper or two.
After your cooking time is up, do a final check to see if the pig ears and gummy and soft. If they are, remove ears from the pressure cooker.
Now, you have a choice to make. You could always eat them cooked. However, you could keep reading this article to find out a bunch more ways to fry them after they’ve been cooked. If we were you, we’d go with option number two!
How To Cook Pig Ears Southern Style?
Since you’ve made the right choice and stuck with the article, we’re going to give you one of the best recipes for cooking pig ears southern style. Trust us, after you’ve followed these cooking tips, you’ll be left with the most wonderful pig ears in the world.
- First thing’s first. Before we get to cooking, thoroughly wash the ears and get rid of any hair that may appear.
- Next, we’re going to need a large pot. Place the pig ears in the pot, and make sure you add enough water, so it covers all the ears. Remember to add some spices, thyme, a few garlic cloves, and peppercorns into the pot.
- Once on the stove, let the water boil and then bring it down to a simmer. It should cook covered by a lid at a simmer for three hours. Remember, just because it’s cooking doesn’t mean you can forget about it – check on the ears from time to time!
- After the three hours are up, the ears should be fork-tender. Take the ears out and let them cool on a cooling tray.
- Once they’re cool and completely dry, place them in the refrigerator overnight. Hey, no one said this was going to be a short recipe, just a delicious one!
- Okay, now we’re going to get to frying, we promise. Get a regular pot and fill it with about 3 inches of oil. It should heat at medium heat until the temperature is about 350 F.
- While the oil is heating, cut up the ears into ear strips. They should be 1/4 strips.
- Place the ear strips into the hot oil and fry for three to four minutes. You’ll know they’re done once they turn that perfect golden brown.
A tip – mix the ear strips with a bit of dijon mustard and serve immediately. You’ve earned it!
How To Cook Pig Ears Sising?
If you’re a fan of unusual but delicious recipes, we’ve got just the right one for you! Pork Sisig, or as it’s also known, Sizzling Pork Sisig, is a show-stopper Filipino dish that will make you retreat not having tried it sooner. We won’t keep you in the dark. Here is the recipe.
- Get a regular pot and boil some water in it. While it’s on the stove, add a bit of garlic, salt, and pepper.
- Add the pig ears into the pot and let them simmer until they’re tender or more simply put for about forty minutes. We recommend adding a pig belly into the mix as well.
- Once your forty minutes are up, take the pork ears (and belly if it’s in there) out grill them until they’re done.
- Take the pork off the stove and chop it into fine pieces.
- Now, leave the pork on the side for just a bit. We’re going to need another pan and a bit of oil or butter to sautée some onions and ginger.
- After a couple of minutes, add the pork ears and let them cook for 10 to 12 mins.
- Now it’s time for our favorite part – seasoning! Of course, salt and pepper are a must. However, you should add soy sauce, garlic powder, and chili and keep stirring.
Never forget -while you’re seasoning, keep tasting everything, so you don’t under or over-season the food.
After the 10-minute mark is up, serve up your Pork Sising. If you want to be truly authentic, squeeze a bit of lemon juice over everything. It adds a perfect acidic balance!
How To Cook Pig Ears In A Slow Cooker?
To cook pig ears in a slow cooker, you’re going to need a bit of free time. Hey, it says ‘slow’ in the name after all!
Don’t worry. Although the cooking process make take up a bit of your day, this recipe won’t. And in the end, you’ll be thanking your lucky stars you came across this recipe. So, here we go!
- Once the pig’s ears are washed and cut into bite-sized pieces, place them into a slow cooker with enough water to slightly cover them.
- Before closing the lid, add a teaspoon of salt and a few other spices – we’re leaving the combination up to you!
- Turn on the Stewing mode and boil pigs’ ears for 50 minutes.
- Now it’s time for a little multitasking – while the pork is stewing in the slow cooker, it’s high time to get to the filling. Cut up a few onions and grade two or three medium-sized carrots.
- After the 50-minute mark, take the ears out of the slow cooker and pour the vegetables in with a little bit of oil.
- Select the frying mode, and fry until both the carrots and onions soften up. This should take anywhere between 10 and 15 minutes.
- Add the pig’s ears back in after 15 minutes. Turn on the Stewing mode again and close it up for another 50 minutes in the slow cooker.
- During the last 5 minutes, before your alarm goes off, remove the lid and slip a few garlic cloves, cooking cream, and a tablespoon or two of flour in – this is going to make a thick finger-licking good sauce!
If you’re looking for a side dish for this meal, look no further than mashed potatoes. They’ll add just the right combination of texture and flavor to the mix!
How To Cook Pig Ears Spanish Style?
If you’re in the mood to try out a new recipe for pig’s ears, and I mean, who wouldn’t be, you’ve landed on just the right article. Today, we’re feeling really generous, so we’ve decided to share our wonderful shop-stopping recipe for pig ears Spanish style!
After you’ve washed the ears as we’ve shown you, all that’s left is to follow the recipe below:
- Place the pigs’ ears into a large pot and add five cups of water into it. We’re going to bring the water to a boil and let it stay like that for about 20 minutes.
- After the 20-minute mark, discard the water and pour the same amount of fresh water into the pot. Don’t worry. We’re not going to keep this up forever. This time, we’re adding garlic, bay leaves, whole peppercorn, and one teaspoon of salt.
- Once the water boil again, add a bit of vinegar and soy sauce into the pot. Let it cook at medium heat for the next 60 minutes.
- When your hour is up, remove the ears, cool them, and cut them into smaller pieces.
- Find a deep pot or pan, whatever’s nearest, and heat a bit of oil on it.
- Once you’ve got hot oil, slip the pig ear in and let it deep-fry until it becomes golden brown and crispy.
- When you dry the remaining oil of the pork, serve it up to your guests and watch as they become amazed at your culinary mastery!
If you really want to go above and beyond, serve the ears spicey sauces!
How To Cook Pig Ears Filipino Style?
In all honesty, cooking pig ears Filipino style is going to be quite easy for you.
I know you’re wondering how can pig’s ears Filipino style possibly be easy to make. It’s easy because we’ve already given you our best recipe for it!
Pig ears Sisisng is actually the Filipino style of cooking this type of pork meat. So grab some pork ears, a little garlic, and butter, and start cooking!
Oh, and don’t forget the spices!
How To Cook Pig Ears In A Crock Pot?
Cooking pig ears in a crockpot is pretty similar to cooking them in a slow cooker. Don’t worry. We’re not going to repeat ourselves here. Instead, we’re giving you a whole new recipe to try out with your crockpot!
Here it is:
- Once the ears are clean and dry, place them into the crockpot with a couple of carrots, celery, onions, and lemon slices.
- As for the seasoning – add a bit of sage, tarragon, rosemary, and bay leaf.
- Cover the ingredients with vegetable stock or water. We recommend the former since it adds kick in flavor.
- Bring the water to a boil and then reduce it to medium heat. Leave it to cook at this temperature for at least 5 hours. Hey, we said it’s a new recipe, not a short one!
- Keep checking on your crockpot. Once the meat is tender, remove it from the stove.
- Let the meat rest in the stew for an additional 20 minutes – this helps soak up all the additional flavors!
- After you hit the 20-minute mark, feel free to dig in!
In this not-so-short article, we’ve shared everything we know about how to cook pig ears.
You’ve read all there is to know about cleaning and preparing them. We’ve also detailed some of the best and most out-of-the-box recipes for pig ears out there. In short, we’ve let you in on every trick in the book down to the t.
All that’s left to do now is run down to the grocery store and hope there are some pig ears left for you!