I found this at a gas station in Birmingham, but just couldn’t summon the courage to try what was being advertised. My initial glance at the sign resulted in a cartoonlike double take where the character shakes his head rapidly from side to side in disbelief. Even after getting a second look at the message, I continued around the block soaking in what I had seen.
I’ve been in a lot of out of the way places where all manner of animal by-products are for sale, usually in a glass jar near the cash register, but Fresh, Juicy Pig Lips were a first for me. Not being a pig lip connoisseur, I have lots of questions.
· How does one know if they are fresh?
· What scale is used to determine the level of juiciness?
· What are the preferred methods for preparing and serving pig lips?
· How would an inexperienced person tell if they are about to get the genuine item instead of being duped into purchasing goat, calf, or sheep lips?
· How can I tell the lips are naturally plump versus those that have been enhanced with Botox?
· If I want to serve pig lips at a party should they be an appetizer, entrée, or dessert?
· How many lips in a serving?
· What vegetables or side dishes complement the flavor of pig lips?
· What kind of beverage goes best with pig lips?
· If there are leftovers, can they be served again and, if so, how?
I guess all my questions could have been answered if I had stopped at the gas station and asked the attendant who was selling them, but by then my chicken fingers would have been cold.