The other day I bumped into someone who smiled as they saw me and said "I've got something for you!". They then handed me a white carrier bag full of pigs feet!
|Bags of pigs feet|
I'm not squeamish when it comes to foot (as you all know) so these didn't bother me at all. The girls thought they were funny as I chased them around the house with them!
I did struggle to know what to do with them, I decided on doing them in a Chinese style. I boiled them for two and a half hours with Chinese five spice and load of garlic, ginger and soy sauce. I then put them in a roasting tray, painted sweet chilli dipping sauce on top and roasted them for another hour.
|Boiled for two and a half hours then covered in sweet chilli dipping sauce and roasted for another hour|
They were falling apart by the time I'd finished, they even looked appetising!
|Trotter with rice and home grown purple sprouting.|
And how were they?
If there was three mouthfuls of meat on eight trotters I'd be surprised!
Not something I'll be trying again any time soon as there is far too much cooking and prep involved for what you get from it - even when they're free. I think you're supposed to eat the grissel and fat as well but there is only so much you can eat.
Anyone else eat pigs trotters?