By riffraff on October 05, 1999
Photo by Chef #1802516805
Photo by Chef #1802516805
"This is an adopted recipe that grabbed my heart. Chicken feet can be found in most Asian markets for less than 50 cents a pound. They work very well in stock too."
Serving Size: 1 (622 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"'Delicious' is an understatement! I'm serving these for company! Hot diggity!"
"My Grandma use to say that "we ate everything, but the cluck". I'm sure that would include chicken feet!"
"Hello! My family used to use chicken feet in our soup and it was wonderful. I was raised on a grain and dairy farm, we raised everything, processed our own meat, canned all our own vegetables etc. It's so nice to come across all these wonderful recipes. June Bug"
"Very yummy! I bravely prepared these for my son's Halloween lunchbox. Hehehe, can't wait for him to open his thermos! ;) He has eaten chicken feet once before at dim sum, so he will know to be careful of all the bones. I chopped off the tips with the nails and blanched for 5 minutes in boiling water, but left the skin on to retain their shape (just checked for rough spots). My 2 and 4 year old are devouring them as we speak. The liquid reduced down to a thick and amazing sauce. Get over the foot factor and enjoy - they ARE delicious!"
"Love this recipe!! I make them in the crock pot. I sub fennel for star anise, used red wine instead of rice wine and used a half an onion sliced instead of green onions and more water due to a longer cook / simmer time. Put crock pot on high and cooked about 5 hours ate some - yum - had to run out and just turned crock pot to low then and when I came back they had gotten browner and the sauce thickened a bit. Delicious both ways and sooooo easy."
"Five stars from my family!!! My daughter is moving to China in the Fall and I am trying to help her get acclimated before she goes. We've had chicken feet before but this recipe rocks! Will make it again and even try it with some other proteins. A great way to add super-nutritious gelatin and collagen to your diet. Thank you from my kitchen to yours!!!"
"I appreciate Sung introducing these wonderful morsels and riffraff for giving me the basic recipe. If you hadn't tried them you should."
"This is a great recipie but it lies. Prep time is more like 5 min/foot if you have to skin them.<br/>The trick to doing this is to heat a pot of water to boiling. Take one frozen foot and stick it in the water for about 4 min. Take it out and cut along the ankle and toes to get the skin started and peel. Cut off the nails at the first joint above them. You can do this in either order but I think taking the mails off first works best. As you are skinning one foot boil the other. This comes out to about the right timing to go through you feet."
"I haven't tried this recipe, but agree that chicken feet are an under-used and under-appreciated ingredient. As a child, these would always be part of soup, and occasionally we'd have them as an appetizer...almost as a pseudo hot wing. Very very yummy!"
"Chicken feet are VERY good for you, especially if you have joint problems. The minerals and the gelatin are good for what ails you! So don't knock 'em until you've tried 'em. :)"
"I'll be brave to say I've tried them and I like it!"
"My motherinlaw used to just love these.I confess that I did not try them,but wanted to add that I think you have to scald the feet and peel skin off to clean them.She made soup with them.They are more soft grisle than meat."
"I love the description"
"gotta tell ya my two whippets absolutely love these chicken feet! every spring on the farm we butcher 24-27 fryers for the freezer & for years we've just hauled the entrails (including the feet) out to the back field for the turkey buzzards. a couple of years ago i discovered dim sum chicken feet at a friend's party that no one would touch. yuk! was the general consenus. so i took the plate load home to my dogs. they absolutely loved these things as an evening treat (not so much as a toenail left) & ever since i've been doing my own version of the recipe. your dogs will love you for it!! "
"So....how does one obtain chicken feet?? Other than whacking 'em off by yourself that is. I can just picture the face of the butcher at my local Food Lion when I ask where the chicken feet are!"
"How could anyone actually eat something so dirty? Please tell me why when we can eat chicken breast or wings would anyone choose to put this in their mouth!"