Spicy chicken feet – China

Spicy chicken feet
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 2
  • Serving size: 320g
  • Calories: 763
  • Fat: 44 g
  • Saturated fat: 11 g
  • Unsaturated fat: 26 g
  • Carbohydrates: 38 g
  • Sugar: 19 g
  • Sodium: 1500 mg
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 49 g
  • Cholesterol: 212 mg
Recipe type: Chicken
Cuisine: Chinese
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Chicken feet are an unusual ingredient in the Western world, but in countries like China and Korea, they are extremely popular. Once you taste them you will know why. They are extremely moreish. Try to find the biggest feet you can. The bigger the feet the more meat they have.
  • Chicken feet – 500 grams (about 15)
  • Sesame seeds – one teaspoon
  • Chilli flakes – one tablespoon ( see note)
  • Red chillies - three sliced
  • Honey - one tablespoon
  • Ginger – three slices
  • Garlic – three cloves ( finely sliced)
  • Black peppercorns – one teaspoon
  • Peanut oil – one tablespoon
  • Coarse salt – ½ cup
  • Spring onions - ½ cup
For the sauce
  • Chilli sauce – two tablespoons ( See note)
  • Soya sauce – 4 tablespoons
  • Sugar – one tablespoon
  • Ketchup - one tablespoon
  1. Mix all the ingredients listed under " for the sauce". Blend until well dissolved. Keep to one side.
  2. Place chicken feet in a colander.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and place over a bowl
  4. Allow the salt to dissolve for 30 minutes.
  5. After the 30 minutes wash the feet under running water to remove any remaining salt.
  6. Bring three cups of water to the boil in a medium-sized pot.
  7. Add the vinegar and honey. Stir until dissolved into the water
  8. Add the ginger and peppercorns.
  9. Blanche the chicken feet in batches in the boiling poaching water for 5 minutes
  10. Remove and pat dry
  11. Cut off the nails from the feet.
  12. In a separate skillet heat the peanut oil to medium heat
  13. Add the garlic. Fry for 30 seconds
  14. Cook the chicken feet in batches until browned. Remove from heat and sprinkle with chilli flakes. Keep warm
  15. Add the chillies to the pan, Saute for 30 seconds ( add a little more oil if necessary)
  16. Now pour the sauce into the pan. Heat at a gentle heat. Once beginning to reduce add the chicken feet and coat with sauce. Continue until the feet are heated through and the sauce has virtually dried up.
  17. Add the sesame seeds and spring onions
  18. Serve
Use medium heat Sichuan chilli flakes or Aleppo. Otherwise, reduce quantity

Chui Chow or Gochujang work well with this recipe.

This recipe yields 2 to 3 portions

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