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Chicken feet
« on: February 26, 2011, 01:27:14 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?
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Re: Chicken feet
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2011, 06:49:29 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?

 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.
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Re: Chicken feet
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2011, 12:14:21 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.
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Re: Chicken feet
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2011, 12:45:00 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

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Re: Chicken feet
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2011, 02:22:09 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?
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Re: Chicken feet
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2011, 02:37:57 PM »
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Re: Chicken feet
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2011, 05:12:08 PM »
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.
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Re: Chicken feet
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2011, 05:56:45 PM »
I heard that America sends its chicken feet to China.

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Re: Chicken feet
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2011, 07:20:06 PM »
I heard that America sends its chicken feet to China.

Kai

LMAO!!! Kai made a funny!!!!
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Re: Chicken feet
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2011, 07:26:27 PM »
Oh, it's true! 
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Re: Chicken feet
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2011, 07:48:22 PM »
Oh, it's true! 

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.

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Re: Chicken feet
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2011, 07:50:48 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.

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Re: Chicken feet
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2011, 07:56:18 PM »
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?


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Re: Chicken feet
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2011, 08:02:13 PM »
That's the beauty of trade!  One mans trash is another man's dim sum

LMAO, now that's a funny.

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Re: Chicken feet
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2011, 10:07:09 PM »
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.