Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 4 qt Water

  2. 1 tb Alum

  3. 2 c Distilled white vinegar

  4. 2 c Granulated sugar

  5. 1 ts Salt

  6. 2 lb Pigs' ears

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. + Directions : Lip-smacking, tangy, chewy, and exotic, these morsels go perfectly with drinks before dinner, and very well without drinks at any time. Boil 2 quarts of the water with the alum for 5 minutes, then remove from the heat and allow to cool. Boil the vinegar with the sugar and salt for a few minutes, or until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from the heat and cool. Boil the remaining 2 quarts water and drop in the pigs' ears. Boil for 20 minutes. Remove the pigs' ears and cut them into lengthwise slices 1/4 inch wide. After the sliced pigs' ears have cooled, return them to the alum water to soak for 2 hours, then drain and rinse under cold water. Dry lightly. Place the pigs' ears in a jar, pressing them down. Pour in enough cooled vinegar mixture to completely cover the contents of the jar. Refrigerate. NOTE: This can be eaten after 3 day and will keep for several weeks in the refrigerator. Yields 2 quarts


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