How to Make Homemade Pig Ear Dog Treats

Making food for your dog has many benefits. Your dog will get to eat healthy food and you know what you dog is eating. This tutorial will show you how to make pig ear dog chew using only pig ears and olive oil.

Ingredients and Supplies you Will Need

You will need raw pig ears, which you can easily find at any Asian food market, extra virgin olive oil, kitchen scissors, a brush, tin foil and an oven pan with a wire rack.

STEP 1 – Preheating The Oven

Preheat the oven to 300F

STEP 2 – Preparing The Ears

Wash the pig ears with water to make sure that they are nice and clean. If the ears are dirty, use a scrubber to get off the dirt.

Pig ears usually come complete with the cartilage and bones that attach the ear to the head. Take your scissors, or a sturdy knife, and cut this part off

STEP 3 – Cutting The Ears Into Strips

Starting from the longest part of the ear, cut into strips that are appropriate to the size for your dog. You will usually get three strips from one ear for a medium sized dog

STEP 4 – Brushing On The Olive Oil

Use your brush to liberally coat the strips with extra virgin olive oil. Some people add a little soup boullion for flavor, but I think that the simpler the better.

STEP 5 – Baking Time

Lay all the strips on the wire rack. The pan should be lined with tin foil to catch any drippings and makes clean up a breeze.

Place the pan in the oven and bake the ears for about 4 hours. The ears will shrink considerably and turn a nice golden brown. They will also puff up quite a bit.

Let the strips cool for a bit before serving them to your dog. Any unused portions should be stored in the fridge until you are ready to use them.

Source by Karen Friesecke