Thursday, November 23, 2006

Pigs Spice Up Thanksgiving At The 41st Annual Chitlin’ Strut

SALLEY, S.D. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Pigs are as popular as turkeys this Saturday (Nov. 25) in Salley, South Dakota, site of the 41st Annual Chitlin’ Strut festival.

The event honors Salley’s favorite food – chitlins – which are specially prepared pig intestines.

Organizer Bob Salley says chitlins are similar to pork skins and are either deep-fried and dipped in hot sauce or broiled and served over a bed of rice and onions.”

Salley expects about 25,000 people will attend the traditional festival and eat about 10,000 pounds of chitlins.

He adds, “We usually serve every last bite and we have nothing but crumbs left over.”

Salley adds that the festival is held two days after Thanksgiving because in his words, “Chitlins spice up the holidays. When people are sick of turkey leftovers, chitlins are a delicious alternative.”

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