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Old 12-03-2010, 10:25 AM   #1
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What to do with chicken feet?

I purchased some chicken feet from a chinese supermarket but realised when i got home i don't have a clue how to prepare them.

Any ideas in what to do with them , i ideally would like them as a starter to blend in with a european menu.

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Old 12-03-2010, 11:45 AM   #2
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Sorry, but I can't help but giggle over your question. My first reaction is "throw them away". I'm curious what possessed you to purchase them in the first place?
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i ideally would like them as a starter to blend in with a european menu.
For a company dinner?

At any rate, welcome to DC, I hope someone can help you, but I don't have a clue.
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Old 12-03-2010, 12:08 PM   #3
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GRANNY’S CHICKEN FOOT SOUP

4 to 5 pair chicken feet
4 to 5 lbs. necks, backs and wings
1 large carrot
1 large onion, chopped
4 stalks celery, including leaves, cut up
1/2 bay leaf 6 peppercorns 8- 10 c. cold water
wash feet and chop off claws
lay feet in shallow pan and pour boiling water over them to cover.
when cool, skin the feet. put all ingredients in a stewing pot. bring to a
boil. reduce heat and simmer until chicken and vegetables are tender.
remove meat. skin the meat or remove from bones and set aside.
strain the soup and, if necessary, boil down for a stronger consistency.
add the meat to the strained soup before serving
this soup will chill to a firm jelly.
serves 6-8


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Old 12-03-2010, 12:17 PM   #4
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I got carried away in a chinese supermarket , i purchased almost one item of everything , i felt like a young kid at christmas.

Once i got home i realised i didn't have a clue with what to do with chicken feet.
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Old 12-03-2010, 12:38 PM   #5
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I got carried away in a chinese supermarket , i purchased almost one item of everything , i felt like a young kid at christmas.

Once i got home i realised i didn't have a clue with what to do with chicken feet.
Thanks for responding, 2020. I understand about getting carried away.
I see Lucky has a recipe for you,
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wash feet and chop off claws
That gave me the chivers.

Have at it, and have fun.
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Old 12-03-2010, 12:44 PM   #6
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I know what you mean about getting carried away. Some thing happened to me when they opened a new Korean market near my office.

I have never had chicken feet, but I believe I have heard that braising them is the way to go. Sorry I do not have a recipe for you.

Personally, I would have a hard time getting up the nerve to try them, just because of what they look like, but I have heard they are absolutely delicious so I am sure my stomach and taste buds would overrule my eyes and I would end up trying them. The same thing happened with me with sushi and now that is my favorite food so I would hope I would overcome the ick factor and realize I do not want to miss out on something so potentially awesome.

Good luck and let us know how they turn out.
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Old 12-03-2010, 01:01 PM   #7
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Think you're out of luck because apart from including chicken feet as an ingredient in 'western' chicken soup, (not usually done) they aren't an item in European cuisine. China by far, the biggest user of chicken feet, and they also used in parts of the West Indies, South Africa and the Philippines.
LOL, they're also an acquired taste!
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Old 12-03-2010, 01:42 PM   #9
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This is not a site I need, but there's a recipe there for "Chicken Feet Paprikas"


Chicken feet recipes to increase breast size
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Excellent source of gelatinous stock for?.......What ever...
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