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Serves: 8
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20 lb chitterlings, cut up
2 large celery stalk, chopped
2 large onions, chopped
1/4 c crushed-dried red peppers
4 Tbsp salt
1 Tbsp black pepper
1/2 c cider vinegar
1 Tbsp soul food seasoning
1 to 2 qt water
1 medium bell pepper, chopped

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Teresa Howell Recipe
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Cusseta, GA (pop. 5,188)
Member Since Oct 2010
Teresa's notes for this recipe:
This recipe was given to me by my mother. We cook chitterlings every year, but we eat them once a year because we don't want to over do it when it comes to our health. They are sooo good....
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Thaw the chitterlings over night.
When thawed transfer to a large deep roasting pan. Set the roasting pan in the sink and fill with cold water. Continue to soak the chitterlings in cold water during the entire cleaning process.
Wash each piece individually under running water until they are all exceptionally clean, removing excess fat and discarding any debris.
Fill the pan with cold water and let them soak while you peel and chop the vegetables.
After the chitterlings have set in the cold water for a while, wash the chitterlings again, stirring them aroung in the water until the water is murky.
Pour the chitterlings out into a colander and drain. Fill up the roasting pan with water and rinse again. Keep rinsing and draining them until you are satisfied that the water is nice and clear when you stir them around.
Pour the vegetables in a large pot.
Drain the clean chitterlings, then add to pot.
Then add seasonings and then add water and vinegar.
Cover and bring to a full boil. Then reduce heat and simmer for 6-8 hours, adding water as needed.
When done serve-up with any side dishes....

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user Susie Proplesch NeedfulThings - Jan 15, 2012
I am sorry to be so naive, but what exactly are chitterlings?
user Gina Collier teddle38 - Jan 15, 2012
I love chitterlings, but here in Tennessee we call them chittlins, I never had them the way you cook them but I am willing to try it.
user Teresa Howell geoter1968 - Jan 15, 2012
Susie chitterlings are pig intestines....
user Sherri Logan Williams logansw - Jan 15, 2012
they are pork intestines...not for everybody, but i love them. i usually have them once a year as well. it is a tradition in my family. sw☺
user Sherri Logan Williams logansw - Jan 15, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!

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