Not everyone knows that such by-product as pork ears contains a huge amount of useful nutrients for humans. They contain not only minerals, but also vitamins..
Although there is a negative side – there is a lot of cholesterol in the ears, so those who suffer from a high content of this substance in the blood, it is better to refrain from eating with them.
Processing and preparation of pig ears for cooking
First of all, after they brought fresh ears, you need to put a lot of effort to make them suitable for cooking. First you need to clean the auricles, the auditory passages, the tan (it occurs when the ears are smoked with straw).
The treated ears have a soft pink color. So you need to scrape them well with a knife. Bristles and hairs are removed by burning over gas..
The next stage is heat treatment. Cooking saucepan, pour water there and wait until it boils. When this happens, put the ears there for 5 minutes, then immediately take out under cold water. Then we take a saucepan with water and put ears into it. We leave them in her “sour” for half a day.
After the allotted time, the ears can be reached and proceed directly to the preparation..
|Pork ears –||1 kg|
|Bow –||1 PC|
|Butter –||about 40-50 g|
|Milk –||300 ml|
|Coarse mustard –||50 g|
|Pepper ground, peas, salt, cloves –||taste|
|Time for preparing: 210 minutes||Calories per 100 grams: 250 Kcal|
The first step in this recipe is cooking ears. For this you need to take a saucepan, pour water and put it in comfort. Ears must first be processed, after which each cut into two or three parts and add to saucepan.
While the water is still boiling, you need to peel and chop the onion. When it comes to a boil, you can kill the fire, add half of the onions, cloves, peppercorns, and cook for about 2-3 hours. Need to focus on the softness of the ears. As soon as they become soft, then you can get.
While there are free two or three hours, you can proceed to the preparation of the sauce. To do this, you need to melt butter in a small sauté pan. Next, add a little flour (preferably sifted) and pour in milk. Add a little pepper, moth, 2 tbsp. spoon mustard. Keep on low heat until it starts to bubble and thickens. After that it can be set aside..
Boiled soft ears need a little cool and cut into thin strips (straw). Put them in a baking dish, then pour the sauce and send it to bake in
oven for half an hour at 180 degrees.
How to fry Korean pork ears
For it will need:
- A pair of ears;
- Onions – 2-3 pcs .;
- 2-3 carrots;
- Garlic – 4-5 cloves;
- Soy sauce – 3 tablespoons;
- Vegetable oil – 3-4 tablespoons;
- Vinegar (table) – 3 tablespoons;
- Pepper, coriander, herbs, salt, laurel;
- Water – 2.5 L.
Once the ears are prepared and properly processed, you can proceed to their cooking. To do this, prepare a suitable container, in which you need to add salt, one peeled onion and lavrushka. When the water boils, throw ears. Cook at least one and a half hours.
After the allotted time, the ears get out of the broth and are deposited on the plate to cool. At this time, you can peel and cut into small pieces of a pair of onions. Put them in the pan and fry with vegetable oil until the onion is golden brown.
While the onion is fried, quickly wash and rub the carrots. Add it to the onion and fry for about 5-7 minutes. After that, frying pan with onions and carrots set aside.
Cooled ears should be cut into long strips, and then poured into a deep plate or bowl. Next, add onions with carrots, vinegar, salt, herbs, spices, soy sauce. Garlic must be cleaned and squeezed through a press, add to the rest of the components..
However, this is not a ready dish. Now it needs to be sent to the fridge, where it will be marinated for about an hour and a half. After the ears you can get, lay out on plates and decorate with lemon, olives and greens.
How to cook pork ears for beer
Ears are incredibly suitable for beer. In addition, to make a snack out of them is not so difficult. From the products you will need:
- Ear – 1 pc .;
- Bay leaf;
- Spices (can be to your taste: pepper, paprika, thyme, basil, rosemary);
- Olive oil;
- Apple vinegar;
The ear needs to be washed, cleaned and boiled. Cook for about an hour and a half with the addition of bay leaf. After an hour and a half has passed, we take out the ear and put off to cool..
Now you can start cooking the marinade. Take a bowl or a small bowl. Put there spices, salt, sugar, a little olive oil (50 ml), apple cider vinegar (about half a teaspoon). All mix. While the marinade is slightly infused, we return to the ear.
The ear should not be cut into thin strips or small cubes. Pour them into a small package, where we pour the marinade. Next, they need to mix well and leave for half an hour. The procedure of mixing and half-hour rest should be repeated at least twice. After that, ears can be obtained and served with beer..
How to cook pork ears in a slow cooker
Your household will be especially pleased with stewed ears in a slow cooker. The following components are necessary for their preparation:
- Ears – 3 pcs .;
- Canned beans – 0.4 kg;
- Olives – 250 g;
- Onions – 1 pc .;
- Smoked sausages (sausages) – 2 pcs .;
- Garlic – a pair of cloves;
- Canned in their own juice tomatoes – 350 g;
- Bulgarian pepper – 1 pc .;
- Chili (can be used both fresh and dried) – 2 pcs .;
First of all, immediately prepare the bowl of the multicooker. Peeled and processed ears fold into the bowl and fill with water. Select the program “Quenching” and the standard cooking time on this program.
During this time, clean the onions, peppers. We cut sausages, peppers, onions, olives, chili. Beans need to fold in a colander so that it is glass. Tomatoes also need to chop.
When the program “Quenching” is over, the ears need to get, cool and cut into strips. The bowl, where the ears were cooked, must be washed, then the straw ears and all the prepared ingredients are laid out again. We include the program “Baking”. By the time enough one hour.
The finished dish is sprinkled with crushed or crushed garlic.
What else can be cooked from pork ears
Pork ears can serve not only as a snack. You can also make lots of delicious salads with this product..
For a salad with pork ears will need:
- Ears – 2-3 pcs .;
- Green beans – 200 g;
- Onions – 2 pcs .;
- Vinegar – half a teaspoon;
- Ground pepper;
- Olive or sunflower oil.
Processed ears should be put in a saucepan, add water and cook for at least 3 hours on low heat. Half an hour before the end you need to add salt, spices. After this time, they are taken out of the water and cooled. After they have cooled, they are cut into a straw or other shape that you prefer..
Onions need to be washed and peeled. Cut half rings and pour into the pan. Add butter and lightly fry. After a couple of minutes, add the beans to it. It can be used both fresh and frozen. Close the lid. Vegetables should roast for 7-10 minutes until each one is ready.
In a convenient bowl, combine the chopped ears, fried onions and beans. Add spices, salt, vinegar. We add liquid which remained from frying of vegetables.
This salad can be served both in the form of heat and in the cold.
Pork ears will decorate any table. Beer lovers and hryashchiki are especially pleased with him. There are also some tips to help with cooking:
- Today in the market you can buy not only fresh pig ears, but also already prepared ears, which will take not so much time for processing;
- It is very important to process and prepare the ears before cooking. If bristle is found, it must be shaved off;
- By and large, ears can be cut into strips before cooking. However, it is quite difficult, besides, you need a very sharp knife;
- After boiling your pork ears with onions and spices, the broth remains. It is not necessary to pour out. It is better to apply when cooking other dishes (for example, aspic);
- If the ears have their characteristic stock, onions, ginger and half a spoonful of wine will help to remove it..
Pork ears are a very tasty product and a big mistake of most housewives. Cooking one of the dishes with ears a couple of times, you will receive a lot of praise from your relatives.