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Old 04-21-2012, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Oopsland
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Has anyone here has tried cooking and eating pig's kidneys? I wonder how tasty the are. I also wonder how healthy and wholesome they are to be eaten. One thing that gets me alerted is that kidneys are suspiciously cheap compared to other by-products like heart or liver.
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Old 04-21-2012, 11:25 AM
 
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Default RE: Pigs kidneys

The trick to serving any kind of kidney is to get the urine smell out.
Start by splitting them in half lengthwise.
Cut out the white part - it's like the silver skin on beef, just way to chewy to bother with.

Soak the kidneys in salted water (2 tsp per cup) for at least a half hour then drain and pat dry. Cook quickly as you would liver - with onions and bacon, or grill with a spicy brushing sauce. They will be tender and quite similar in flavor to liver.
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Old 04-21-2012, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Oopsland
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Soak the kidneys in salted water (2 tsp per cup) for at least a half hour then drain and pat dry.
I wonder why we have to soak them in salted water?

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Cook quickly as you would liver - with onions and bacon, or grill with a spicy brushing sauce.
I'm actually going to boil them. I don't like the idea of having my food fried or grilled as it is not healthy. So, I doubt it will be fast.
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Old 04-22-2012, 02:39 PM
 
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Ohhh yum!!!!

I make some white rice to serve w/ sauted pig kidneys (sliced thin & pre-marinated in soysauce, sliced ginger, garlic & scallions) in sesame & / vegetable oil mix warmed & infused w/ lotsa sliced ginger & garlic.... add more scallions towards the end optional.
That pairing is heavenly, addictive.

P.S. be sure the kidneys is cleaned & prepped correctly (to rid the smelly odor).
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Old 04-22-2012, 02:54 PM
 
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I wonder why we have to soak them in salted water?
The salt gets the urine out more quickly. Fresh water will flood into the kidney and make it swell up and get soft. Salt water will draw the urine and excess water out.
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Old 04-22-2012, 03:55 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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^^^ Yes! I usually change the water several times, until is completely clear and free of odor, then I bring them to boil, and again change water at least 2-3 times.
Kidney dishes are delicious. I usually serve kidneys cooked, sliced and pan fried with onions, with buckwheat ( barley or pearl barley ) and gravy.
Anyone interested may DM me for recipes
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I eat a lot of organ meats, so I'm pretty familiar with that part of the meat case, and I can't recall seeing any kidneys at all in decades. In fact, it's at least that long since Ive even seen pork liver.
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:16 AM
 
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The trick to serving any kind of kidney is to get the urine smell out.
Yikes, I'm wondering what level of destitute I'd have to be consider eating anything where step one is "getting the urine smell out".

Hey, whoever likes it, I say go for it, but I can name quite a few other parts of the pig that I'd choose before the guts!
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:37 AM
 
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I came to this thread out of curiosity because I had no idea that pig kidneys were even edible. When I got to the part about getting the urine smell out.......
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Urine is sterile.


But I'm still not attracted to kidneys!!
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