To avoid pig's ears exploding in a deep fryer or microwave, I pan-fry pig's ears. The ears don't turn out quite as crispy, but pig skin really wants to get crispy in oil, so it's hard not to end up with something toothsome even if all you do is very gently brown the ears in a little bit of oil in your pan.
[Photographs: Chichi Wang] It only took a few months of writing this series, and I think I’ve found my all-time favorite Nasty Bits. I want to make the case that pigs' tails contain everything desirable in the pig, and... Read Post
We've just returned from a trip to Chicago, and I tell you, we were there for just five days, but we were at the Purple Pig three times. My fave is their fried pig's ears with crispy kale. What an amazing dish! Read Post