What are Hog Maws

by Millie
(Anniston, AL USA)

What is a Hog Maw and how do you clean them?

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Dec 19, 2019
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Hog maw
by: Ricky Evans

My daddy killed hogs all my life and my oldest brother still carries on the family tradition today. I was always told Hog Maws was called the (Punch) spelling may be wrong sorry and older folks still call them that today. I just saw an older black lady in the grocery store the other day and we were looking at the Hog Maws and I mention what I called them and she said Lord have mercy I hadn't heard that called that in years she had to be in her 80's and I'll be 60 Feb.

Sep 05, 2016
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No chitterlings just maws
by: Anonymous

I don't eat chitterlings because I cleaned too many as a kid with my mom. However, I do eat hog maws. They are addictively good when cooked properly in water with a bit of apple cider vinegar added in. The taste and the texture is like chicken gizzards.

Dec 21, 2008
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How to Clean Hog Maws
by: Soul Food Chef

To clean hog maws all you have to do is soak and rinse them thoroughly in several different cycles of cool tap water. While soaking and rinsing, repeatedly trim away excess fat and remove any fecal matter that might be present. Cut the clean hog maws into bite-size pieces and boil until tender. Normally, hog maws are cooked along with chitterlings.

Dec 16, 2008
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How to Clean Hog Maws
by: Anonymous

Mille

Good question. Hog maws are the linings of a pigs stomach. I often include hog maws in my chitlin / chitterlings dish for more meat.

Since hog maws are relatively fat free when compared to chitterlings (pig intestines) all you have to do is pull away any excess fat that you might see and be sure to give them a good washing before cooking. More advise would be to cut them into bit site pieces.

Again, in my family we normal eat hog maws with chitterlings. If you want to give this combination a try just click over to see the recipe below:

Chitterlings and Hog Maws recipe

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