Chicken Feet (non smoked)

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by fishwrestler, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. fishwrestler

    fishwrestler Smoking Fanatic Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    I was at Walmart today and they had chicken feet. I got them just for poops and giggles. Then found this recipe and and I'll be dang if they did not turn out tasty. Might have to make them again.

    12 chicken feet, declawed and skinned
    3 tablespoons dark soy sauce
    2 tablespoons rice wine
    3 slices ginger
    3 green onions
    1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
    1 teaspoon sugar
    star anise
    1 piece orange rind
    1/4 teaspoon pepper
    1 pint water

    Directions:
    Combine all ingredients and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.



     
  2. uh...No thanks.  Sorry brother, my opinion: some things are better left alone.
     
  3. Well, I can honestly say I've never had chicken feet for a meal!  What was the texture like??
     
  4. fishwrestler

    fishwrestler Smoking Fanatic Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Chewy and lots of little bones , but tasty. :)
     
  5. more ice

    more ice Smoke Blower

    Thats just nasty .lol but i give you props for doing it.

    Hell id try one but i dont think id go out and  buy and cook them.

    was it crunchy? 
     
  6. fishwrestler

    fishwrestler Smoking Fanatic Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Not crunchy I simmered them for 1 1/2 hours I was thinking maybe deep fry them to make them crunchy??
     
  7. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    A+ For originality.. I had no idea you could eat chicken feet.. 

    Was the recipe chicken confit, or chicken cold feet???

    I'm still laughing..
     
  8. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have heard....?? .... the flavor they add to chicken stock is awesome....  like fish heads to fish stock.....  Was the flavor fairly powerful chicken flavor ???   I have seen them at w-m and often thought of buying them for chicken soup.....  

    Dave
     
  9. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great in soups. My German Mom used to make them occasionally.  Not my favorites other than flavoring soups and stews.

    On the other hand?  People didn't waste things back then.  Every bit of protein came at a cost to the farmer and his family.

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  10. fishwrestler

    fishwrestler Smoking Fanatic Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Dave,

    The seasoning covered up any flavor for the bird. Might have to get more to make some chicken stock.
     

    Robert
     
  11. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I guess there is a lot of collagen or something like that in them that really makes the stock "umami".... earthy tasting... Good stuff.....
     
  12. The Chinese make "chicken foot and peanut soup". A very rich and flavorful broth. If anyone can can get a meal out of a fresh trout, then chicken feet are no problem to eat.
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2012
  13. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Damn they look good, but I am a nose to tail kind of guy...I can't find them locally. I been wanting to try them for years. My favorite " treat " on a Chicken or Turkey is the crunchy, fatty, Tail or as my MIL called them the Popes Nose!  Cocks Comb braised the same way is supposed to be awesome. Similar flavor and texture with out the bones...JJ
     
  14. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Where is Shoney_Boy when we need him??? I bet he knows how to do these. Now let's do pork knuckles.[​IMG]
     
  15. tennsmoker

    tennsmoker Smoking Fanatic

     I would be looking for a strong DIP for those babies!! [​IMG]

    al
     
  16. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I like the lips better than the feet !
     
  17. Rarer than chicken teeth...?
     
  18. I haven't tryed them but when my wife makes them the house smells good, some day I will have to add smoke befoe she cooks them.
     
  19. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    roflmao ......hahahaha
     
  20. pike2

    pike2 Smoke Blower

    id try them for shure,  looks good too.
     

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