With Thanksgiving and Christmas coming fast, I wanted to share a time saver with you all that I think you’ll appreciate as much as I do! If you fix chitlins (chitterlings) for the holidays, I found a brand that will save you time and effort in a BIG way!
The Cleanest Chitlins Ever!
The brand name is “Aunt Bessie’s” and they say hand cleaned on the package. They are sold raw and cooked and you want the raw ones. They are sold in 5 pound bags, frozen.
These chitlins are a lot more expensive than the red bucket/other bags but so worth it! I cleaned a 5# bag of them today and I really just had to take the membrane off and wash them good! Aunt Bessie’s really does a very nice job cleaning them!
Work Smarter & Save Time!
Instead of taking 1 1/2 to 2 hours on a bucket (or longer), it took me about 35 – 40 minutes to clean 5#. That includes stopping a couple of times and 5-6 wash & rinses. I’m very happy with them! I had read very good reviews about these chitlins online and I’m glad I gave them a try! Of course, the bag says just rinse, cook, and eat but these are chitlins we’re talking about here!
You have to cut each one open and I tried it both ways, removing the membrane before I cut them and after I cut them, and I think it’s easier to take the membrane off before cutting them open. But either way, the whole process is easy, peasy and I couldn’t be happier!
Good Things Can Be Hard To Find!
Again, they’re hard to find! I had to drive 45 minutes away from where I live to get mine, and I paid $12.36 per bag. I know it’s pricey but they’re worth it! Not only because they’re so much easier to clean but also because you throw so much less away! From the first bag I threw away membrane only, they were that clean! I bought 6 bags so I’ll update you as I clean the rest but I wanted to share this asap! Aunt Bessie’s got it going on!
I finished cleaning the last of the 6 bags that I bought today and it was smooth sailing all the way! I did the last bag today in about 45 minutes! Some of you may think that’s a long time for a 5# bag of chitlins but it really isn’t at all! All I really threw away was the membrane and a little connective tissue, no other waste! Cleanest chitlins EVER!!! If you get a change to give these chitlins a try, PLEASE send me a message and tell me what you think!