An authentic Mexican stew made with red chili pods, pork roast, pork rinds, and pigs' feet (use pork shanks instead of pigs' feet if you are squeamish). You can also substitute hominy for the posole if it is not available in your grocery store.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 2 pounds boneless pork loin, cubed
- 8 ounces fried pork skins
- 2 pig's feet
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 2 (15 ounce) cans white hominy, drained
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 2 tablespoons chopped onion
- 4 dried hot red chile pepper pods, seeded and diced
Place meat, pork rinds, and pork shanks in a large kettle and add about 5 quarts of water or enough to cover meat. Add approximately 1 tablespoon salt and bring to a boil. Cook over medium heat for about 1 1/2 hours.
Remove excess grease and set aside. Reserve liquid.
Wash the posole very carefully until the water is clear so as to remove lime from kernels. Put in large kettle and cover with water. Boil until posole has popped.
Mix meat, posole, rind, and shanks or pigs' feet. Add oregano, garlic, onion, and chile pods. Let simmer for about 1/2 hour.