If you’re going to eat hogmaw… which I’m the first to admit I am NOT lining up to do… I’ve long contended that there’s a big debate over whether you actually eat the pig stomach or not.
I finally got my first response to my original post from July 2007 – last month!
New commenter Jamie said her grandmother used to make hogmaw when she was growing up in Stoney Creek Mills, near Reading. “The crispy side of the stomach was always fought over. We ate the whole thing in my family,” she said.
I’ll ask again: Is that the York County way? I don’t know if I could ever manage to eat what I know is a stomach, but if that’s the authentic eating method… who knows? Maybe I’ll get brave.
Also, I finally found a decent hogmaw picture online, and by decent, I mean slightly scary-looking.
It’s from a thread on the Sentinel newspaper’s message boards on eating Pa. Dutch.