Roasted pig ears are considered a delicious, salty snack by some people. Pig ears are regularly saved during the roasting of an entire pig and then cooked individually. They can also be purchased in large quantities separate from the pig itself. More commonly, roasted pig ears are given to dogs as a chew treat. Although roasted pig ears are available at many supermarkets and ethnic food stores, you can easily prepare them yourself at home. Roasting pig ears is a simple cooking task and requires basic cooking supplies that most people already own.
Preheat an oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.2
Fill a cooking pot three-fourths full of cold tap water.3
Place the pig ears into the pot of water and set the pot on top of a burner on the stove top. Turn the burner on high and allow the water to come to a boil.4
Watch the pot until it barely begins to boil and then remove it from the burner. This step is done to remove any impurities from the surface of the ear prior to cooking.5
Pour the pig ears into a colander, draining off the water.6
Refill the pot with cold tap water until it is three-fourths full.7
Place the pig ears back into the pot and then place the pot back on the stove top burner. The burner should again be set to the highest setting.8
Allow the pot of water to come to a boil to blanch the ears and then drain the water out as done previously. Turn off the stove burner.9
Place the pig ears into a shallow roasting pan and spread them out into a single layer.10
Place the roasting plan uncovered into the preheated oven.11
Allow the pig ears to cook for 3 hours and then remove the roasting pan from the oven.12
Turn off the oven and allow the pig ears to cool completely before eating them or giving them to pets.