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Title: Chicken feet
Post by: weazletoe on February 26, 2011, 08:27:14 AM
  Call me crazy, but I got a hankerin' for some. Today, I hit 4 grocery stores, and 2 butchers. Not one chicken foot. One of the butchers did say they could get me a 40# case. I think that is excessive.  ;D 
   On the chance I do get ahold of some foul feet, the recipe I got called for boiling them in a mixture of soy sauce, waster, garlic, and fresh mint. I know it's a long shot, but any one have any good chicken feet recipes? Anyone? Cappo?
Title: Re: Chicken feet
Post by: tubercle on February 26, 2011, 01:49:29 PM
  Call me crazy, but I got a hankerin' for some. Today, I hit 4 grocery stores, and 2 butchers. Not one chicken foot. One of the butchers did say they could get me a 40# case. I think that is excessive.  ;D 
   On the chance I do get ahold of some foul feet, the recipe I got called for boiling them in a mixture of soy sauce, waster, garlic, and fresh mint. I know it's a long shot, but any one have any good chicken feet recipes? Anyone? Cappo?

 There used to be a butcher shop around here that sold them for 15 cents/pound. I would buy them to make stock. The place has since close and haven't found any more yet. None of the chain grocery stores carry them.

 Your sauce recipe sounds tasty though.
Title: Re: Chicken feet
Post by: euge on February 26, 2011, 07:14:21 PM
I'm sure any Asian market worth it's salt with a butcher has them. Might be in the back, but they'll have them.

You'll need to braise not boil them.
Title: Re: Chicken feet
Post by: jaybeerman on February 26, 2011, 07:45:00 PM
  Call me crazy, but I got a hankerin' for some. Today, I hit 4 grocery stores, and 2 butchers. Not one chicken foot. One of the butchers did say they could get me a 40# case. I think that is excessive.  ;D 
   On the chance I do get ahold of some foul feet, the recipe I got called for boiling them in a mixture of soy sauce, waster, garlic, and fresh mint. I know it's a long shot, but any one have any good chicken feet recipes? Anyone? Cappo?

Yes, foul feet indeed.  You realize that you could braise just about anything in that sauce and it would be good; besides, cardboard is way more plentiful than fowl feet.  ;D  cheers, j
Title: Re: Chicken feet
Post by: weazletoe on February 26, 2011, 09:22:09 PM
Doing a google search, I've found some great recipes for these. Everyone says that they are just awesome, and go great with beer. The feet are loaded with skin, cartilidge, and some gristle. The best part of chicken! How could it go wrong?
Title: Re: Chicken feet
Post by: tubercle on February 26, 2011, 09:37:57 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_feet
Title: Re: Chicken feet
Post by: capozzoli on February 27, 2011, 12:12:08 AM
Nothing crazy about chicken feet at all. I love them. Never cooked that at home but we always get them when we go out for Dim Sum.

There are all kinds of recipes. Typically braised like others have said.

The one I like most is chicken feet in pine apple and star anise. Very nice flavor. Not much meat.
Title: Re: Chicken feet
Post by: Kaiser on February 27, 2011, 12:56:45 AM
I heard that America sends its chicken feet to China.

Kai
Title: Re: Chicken feet
Post by: weazletoe on February 27, 2011, 02:20:06 AM
I heard that America sends its chicken feet to China.

Kai

LMAO!!! Kai made a funny!!!!
Title: Re: Chicken feet
Post by: maxieboy on February 27, 2011, 02:26:27 AM
Oh, it's true!    (http://practicalstockinvesting.com/2010/09/28/china-the-us-is-dumping-its-chicken-feet-in-our-market/)
Title: Re: Chicken feet
Post by: Kaiser on February 27, 2011, 02:48:22 AM
Oh, it's true!    (http://practicalstockinvesting.com/2010/09/28/china-the-us-is-dumping-its-chicken-feet-in-our-market/)

Maxieboy, thanks for posting that.

I heard that on NPR a while back.

There used to be a time when chicken wings were seen as waste. Not anymore. I have a hard time finding them for cheap to make buffalo wings.

Kai
Title: Re: Chicken feet
Post by: Kaiser on February 27, 2011, 02:50:48 AM
LMAO!!! Kai made a funny!!!!

It still sounds funny, though. I wonder what other animal by products, that we won't eat, are shipped to other countries where they are a delicacy.

Kai
Title: Re: Chicken feet
Post by: nicneufeld on February 27, 2011, 02:56:18 AM
That's the beauty of trade!  One mans trash is another man's dim sum!

For me, wings are the low point in food that is worthwhile to prepare when considering meat to bone/cartilage/skin ratio.  Feet, I would use to make stock, but not eat on their own.  What's next, salmon fins as a delicacy?

Title: Re: Chicken feet
Post by: Kaiser on February 27, 2011, 03:02:13 AM
That's the beauty of trade!  One mans trash is another man's dim sum

LMAO, now that's a funny.
Title: Re: Chicken feet
Post by: boulderbrewer on February 28, 2011, 05:07:09 AM
weaze you are two weeks to late, had plenty of feet then. They made great stock with a few necks. All I can say is get them "peeled" when they are defeathered. Or just check with me when i can get you some.
Title: Re: Chicken feet
Post by: Slowbrew on February 28, 2011, 09:55:02 PM
LMAO!!! Kai made a funny!!!!

It still sounds funny, though. I wonder what other animal by products, that we won't eat, are shipped to other countries where they are a delicacy.

Kai

Most US citizens don't have clue about what they are actually eating most of the time.  If you consume "processed" foods, you are more than likely eating a good number of things most people would turn their noses up at.  The cheaper the cold cut or hot dog is the less likely it is to contain what most would recognize as meat.  There wouldn't be a market for offal if it was used in something that could be sold.  There is really very few parts or an animal that can't be eaten.

I grew up eating things that my kids would die if I served to them.  The old farmers line about using everything but the squeal is alive and well at the Tyson/ConAgra plant down the road.  Nothing goes to waste.

Paul
Title: Re: Chicken feet
Post by: elauren on March 19, 2011, 02:27:59 AM
I also like chicken feet. My friends also find me weird but this is one of the few delicacies i like on Chinese restaurants.  I am talking of them authentic Chinese restaurants though, not those take-outs.  I tried cooking some with different ingredients.  Try adding some char siu sauce with chili garlice paste and oyster sauce.  Add some sugar and chili powder to your preference.
Title: Re: Chicken feet
Post by: boulderbrewer on March 22, 2011, 04:03:00 AM
Check with your local egg dealers, in the fall they will have old laying hens to sell in the fall. If you want chicken flavor these are the ones to get. If you are near me I'll lend you my plucker to make life easier!
Title: Re: Chicken feet
Post by: weazletoe on March 22, 2011, 05:50:37 AM
If you are near me I'll lend you my plucker to make life easier!


That's what she said!!