Chitterlings ala Decatur

A great variation on a traditional recipe. Give it a try!


  • 20 pounds Uncle Lou’s Super Clean Chitlins pork chitterlings, thawed
  • 2 cups onion, chopped
  • 2 cups celery, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 7-8 small hot peppers
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp sugar


  1. Soak chitterlings in warm water for 15 minutes. Cut into 12-inch pieces. Split open. Remove fat and debris. Wash in warm to hot water 3-5 times.
  2. Place chitterlings in a large dutch oven or heavy pot. Add onion, celery, garlic, peppers, salt and pepper, vinegar, and sugar. Add water to cover.
  3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 4 hours.