can you stomach it? chili soy chicken feet…

10 May

A famous delicacy at Dim Sum restaurants across North America, chicken feet are pretty popular in Asian culinary delights!  People can get pretty queasy about putting these digits in their mouth and the texture doesn’t exactly help those that are squeamish.  Because of all the cartilage content, it is important to cook them for a while and the added bonus is that their great for your joints!

If you are bold and adventurous….have a go at the recipe below!

What you need!
8-10 chicken feet
1 tbsp ground chilis in oil
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tbsp light soy sauce
2 ginger slices minced
4 cloves of garlic minced
olive oil
2 cups of water

What to do!

1.  First you got clean those little feet!  Cut off the nails and scrub the feet with a little bit of salt and then rinse.

2.  In a large saucepan on medium-high heat, add some olive oil and the chili oil.  Stir around for about a minute and add the minced garlic and ginger.  Add the feet and stir around until slightly browned.

3.  Add the soy sauces and water and turn up the heat to high.  Cover and let it come to a boil and adjust the heat so it’s a rolling simmer.  Cook for about 45 minutes (lid off), turning the feet over once in a while until tender.


4.  The goal is to have most of the liquid evaporate.  You will be left with a thick sauce (naturally from the chicken feet), that will stick to the feet.  Enjoy!

Approx Costs:

Damn cheap.  I can’t remember exactly but the feet were under a dollar so I’m assuming this whole dish came to about $1.00 or so.


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