“Tender, Juicy, Fall-Off-The-Bone, Stove-top Pig’s Feet”
So it’s that wonderful time of year again….. where we prepare to exit one calendar year and move into the next. American’s celebrate the New Year’s by throwing a party or dinner, and gathering with friends and family to count the New Year’s in. One of the things African-Americans in particular love to cook for New Year’s dinner are pig’s feet, black eyed peas are also commonly prepared for New Year’s dinner.
Today I am going to show you a very easy simple recipe on how to make the juiciest, soul food style, finger licking good pig’s feet. These bad boys are packed with so much flavor they’ll make you Slap Yo Mama….Now there’s a lot of people who don’t eat pork for either religious or health reasons, but for those of us who do…. we know how delicious some good ole pig’s feet can be, especially when cooked right.
I slow cook the pig’s feet in well seasoned water full of ingredients like vinegar & Worcestershire sauce, which provides an abundance of flavor. I cook them for 3 to 4 hours until the pig’s feet are falling off the bone. By that time, they’ll be tender as butter… you won’t even need a fork to cut into them.
Then I top them with some hot sauce and pepper flakes just to spice things up. This is the type of food that causes foodgasms lol. Give the recipe a shot you’re going to looooove it. All the full detailed instructions are below!
6 Lbs Pig’s Feet
1 Small Onion, chopped
1 Stalk Celery, chopped
1/2 Green Bell Pepper, chopped
1/4 Red Bell Pepper, chopped
2 Tbs Butter
3 Qts Water
6 Tbs Cornstarch
2 Tbs Minced Garlic
1/3 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
5 Tbs Hot sauce
3 Tbs Worcestershire Sauce
2-1/2 Tbs Salt
1 Tbs Onion Powder
1 Tbs Italian Seasoning
1 Tbs Parsley Flakes
1 Tsp Paprika
1 Tsp Black Pepper
1/2 Tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
1. The first thing you’re going to do is wash the pig’s feet. You guys know I always wash my meats before cooking them. So get a big bowl, fill it with cool water, add 1 tbs of salt to the water, then add the frozen pig’s feet. Once thawed, wash and rinse the pig’s feet, then sit them aside.
2. While the pig’s feet are soaking in the salt water solution, use this time to chop the onions, peppers, and celery into small pieces.
- This is called “killing 2 birds with 1 stone”
3. Next, get a big bowl, and fill it with 1 qt of water.
4. Add the vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and cornstarch to the bowl of water, then stir everything in really well.
- This is called a slurry. The cornstarch will thicken the water as the pig’s feet cook, creating a thin gravy for the pig’s feet. If you don’t want gravy with your pig’s feet, don’t add the cornstarch.
5. Place a large pot over medium heat.
6. Add the pig’s feet, chopped vegetables, minced garlic, and the butter to the pot.
7. Then, add your seasonings (except for the crushed red peppers), the slurry, and an additional 2 qts of water.
8. Cover the pig’s feet with a lid, leaving a crack on the sides so the liquid doesn’t overflow.
- Covering the Pig’s feet is important as that’s what gets them tender. Now you may want to let the liquid simmer down half way first before covering with a lid because even with the crack on the side it still may overflow while the liquid is still high to the top.
9. Let the pig’s feet simmer for 3-1/2 to 4 hours. Once done, stir in the crushed peppers and hot sauce. Enjoy!