Chitlins are an old Southern favorite—especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas. An Englishman might call them chitterlings, but Webster’s is clear that “chitlins” is proper when you’re cooking up hog intestines in our neck of the woods.
Momma and Pop, and most grown-up islanders, loved them. We children weren’t too sure. But anyone will tell you, the thing about chitlins is that they have to be cleaned right. If they aren’t, the smell of them cooking w