Freaky looking, aren’t they?
But, let me share with you the actual value of those freaky looking chicken feet!
Chicken feet don’t have any actual meat on them. They are primarily cartilage and bone. Chicken feet produce a broth that is full of the awesome ingredients that make a good broth so nourishing: collagen, glucosamine chondroitin and trace minerals. AND a chicken or bone broth with chicken feet will make the broth gel beautifully. You want that.
For more nutritional amazingness, check out the WESTON A. PRICE FOUNDATION. Lots of goodness there about nutrition, recipes, guidance, etc, etc.
Yesterday, I harvested some chickens for a family and the grandmother wanted the feet. It’s definitely easy enough, but tedious. Sometimes, that’s just hard. But I accidentally found a secret to make it easier and less tedious.
I had already simmered the feet for 32 seconds (no, seriously), and put them immediately into a big bowl of ice water.
I was peeling away when I remembered that I had to be somewhere and needed to leave NOW. But I wasn’t going to be long, so I left the feet in the big bowl of ice water for about an hour, maybe hour and a half.
I returned home and picked up where I left off and wow! They peeled way easier then before soaking.
THAT’S THE SECRET PEOPLE! SOAK THOSE FEET!
Soak your feet too while you wait, but not in ice water….