One of the real reasons behind my recent visit to Canada was my Uncle Bunny's 63rd birthday. The party was planned a few days in advance. Schnitzel, fried chicken and pig tails were just a few of my favorites on the menu.
The pig tails are prepared by Mum, who boils them and then marinades them in a sugary spicy mixture for a few hours. She then places them in a hot oven to crisp them.
Pig tails waiting for the oven.
There are always some bits that get burned, but that's a small sacrifice for these fatty, crisp, almost rib like knobs of pork. Unfortunately I was flipping schnitzel when they came out of the oven, and although I did get a plate of these brought over to me by a few caring souls, I did not get a picture of the final product.
It did however inspire me to go get some pig tails of my own, and try and make my very own version of this childhood favorite. My pig tails are sitting in my fridge as I type, waiting for my next moment of porky inspiration.