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Old 12-03-2010, 03:41 PM   #11
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Chinese-style, they are tasty and fun to eat, in a "trying-to-tie-a-cherry-stem-into-a-knot-with-your-tongue" kinda way.

The ick-factor comes from something entirely different that takes some getting used to. It's common Chinese table manners to spit out chicken feet, and other indigestible food parts, into a totally gross lump onto the table cloth next to your plate. To be polite, you should cover your mouth, as if coughing, so no one can see the food disgorging. Hey, when in Rome...

I would just use them for stock, acc. There's no meat on them, just bone and cartilage.

If you're feeling adventurous, you can also boil to death, then flour and fry, and finish by tossing them in a sauce of your choice, treating them the same as you would for buffalo wings.
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Old 12-03-2010, 06:52 PM   #12
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Not a complete recipe but some info.
Fiery Chicken Feet | ZenKimchi Korean Food Journal
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Old 12-03-2010, 08:07 PM   #13
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A friend of mine buys chicken feet in a Portuguese market to use in his chicken soup.
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:08 AM   #14
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If you google chicken feet dim sum you will find some good stuff.
I prefer Ducks feet
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Old 12-04-2010, 11:44 AM   #15
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This is why I love DC. Whenever someone needs help, everyone is willing to bravely jump in with both feet.

Seriously, whatever you do with them, do let us know. Even though I have always shied from them, curiosity is my true downfall. I'll try most anything...at least once.

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Old 12-04-2010, 03:30 PM   #16
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i agree with kayelle. just throw them away.
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Old 12-04-2010, 03:39 PM   #17
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A friend of mine buys chicken feet in a Portuguese market to use in his chicken soup.
It is a good ingredient to add to chicken soup to get the gelatin in the result. I have a soup recipe that calls for adding them in along with a whole chicken but I never add them in because I am too lazy to go and find them.
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Old 12-04-2010, 03:57 PM   #18
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Hello all,
I joined some time back, but with my old computer problems, and subsequent 'crash', I've been absent a while. Whew...wish I knew more about these things; lol.

Re: the chicken feet; they are excellent for soup. I used them when we raised our own chickens. Of course, that meant an extreme washing first (eew), and then dunking in boiling water a minute or two; peeling, cutting off the claws (even more eeew; lol) and then adding to soup or whatever.

They really do add flavor!! A friend of mine used to cook them and give them to her grandson to nibble on, and he loved them!! I've not done that for my grandkids tho; AS IF they would even consider that!!
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Old 12-04-2010, 04:34 PM   #19
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i don't blame them, i wouldn't eat them either!!
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Old 12-04-2010, 04:55 PM   #20
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My Bubby (Jewish Grandma) always used chicken feet when she made soup. And I used to love to eat them.....they're a pain to clean properly...they must have boiling water poured over them, let them soak a bit, then peel them,.....actually, I used to enjoy peeling them for her....ROFL I don't think they can be purchased in a regular butcher shop....
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