Ugly, unappetising and unloved, you’d be forgiven for thinking that pig’s ears were fit for dogs and dogs only. But chew on these facts for a minute: pig’s ears have been eaten for millennia and all over the world: the Spanish make tapas out of them, the Japanese pickle them and in Brazil they are often added to the national dish of Feijoada.
Squeamishness rating: 8/10
Uses: Great for boiling and then frying – make sure to remove the cartilage first. Serve with cleaner softer flavours.