There are many ways to serve pig’s feet, including: boiled, pickled, jellied, or barbequed. MCCN is presenting you with two ways to pig-out with pig feet. First see the recipe for southern style pig’s feet to satisfy the spicy soul food yearning. It’s a staple in many a southerner or African-American’s New Year’s Day dinner celebration. Secondly, we have an Irish recipe commonly called Crubeens. It’s a braised pig’s feet (trotters) dish generally eaten by our Irish friends right out of the hand. It’s usually consumed after coming from a night at the pub.
Recipe for Southern Style Pig Feet
- 8 -10 pig’s feet , washed throughly
- 1 bay leaf
- 3/4 cup white vinegar
- 2 onions , chopped
- 2 bell peppers , chopped
- 2 celery ribs , chopped
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1/2 tablespoon Accent seasoning (optional)
- 1 tablespoon black pepper
Wash pig’s feet thoroughly in warm water. Place all ingredients in large pot or dutch oven. Add water to cover pigs feet. Boil until tender. Add more water if necessary.
Recipe from FamilyOven.com
Yields: 4-6 servings
Crubeen (Pig’s Feet) Recipe
- 6 pig’s trotters (from the hind legs)
- 1 onion stuck with 6 cloves
- 1 carrot
- 1 bay leaf
- 12 peppercorns
- 1 bunch parsley
- 1 sprig thyme
Combine pig’s feet, onion, carrot, bay leaf, peppercorns, salt, parsley, and thyme in a heavy pot or Dutch oven and pour in water to barely cover all. Gently bring contents to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for at least 3 hours.
Crubeens may be eaten hot or cold.
Yields: 2 servings
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