Absolutely gorgeous to eat (but then I am from across the pond!) We have them regularly, mostly with liver in a casserole. In fact we had that yesterday. Cut out the fatty bits
Then we soak them in milk for about 4-6 hours to remove any pissy taste. Then pan fry in oil on high heat and finish in your casserole. Mmmmmmmmm.
Try leaving them in a whole hog and cooking it, then pluck them straight from it and eat (ok maybe that isn't for the squeemish but I have done that a few times and it is delicious!).