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Pig Tail Recipes

petuniafromhell Feb 25, 2010 05:33 AM

I grew up eating pig tails, being from Panama, my mom made them in a stew with red kidney beans, garlic, onions and thyme. I'm thinking about making them with a Louisiana twist but I was wondering if any of you have any other recipes?

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  1. Cherylptw RE: petuniafromhell Feb 25, 2010 06:44 AM

    I'm from the south, we eat a lot of pig parts. I cooked some tails a couple of weeks ago but I put them in the crockpot with some onions, crushed red pepper flakes, garlic, s & p. I put about 1/4 cup of water in the bottom of the cooker and let them go for 8 hours. They were falling apart goodness....I never had them in a stew but I imagine that would be good too.

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      roro1831 RE: petuniafromhell Feb 25, 2010 06:54 AM

      Back home in New Orleans we always had cabbage and pig tails for New Years day. Brown them and throw them in with the cabbage and a small amount of water, cook for quite some time until the cabbage is brown and very very tender.
      Other than that the only way I have ever eaten them is pickled, my parents used to buy jars of pickled pig tails, pig lips and pigs feet.

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        drdelicious RE: roro1831 Feb 25, 2010 07:08 AM

        We have a restaurant here that fries pig tails to serve with a duck and sausage gumbo... super-delicious. The pig tails you kinda use in place of bread as a 'scooper' for the gumbo, if that makes sense. In MS, I always had them pickled, but it's kinda hard to find here in Austin.

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