Yes, But Would You Eat It? “C” is for Chicken Feet

Welcome to the Blogging from A to Z Challenge! Each day in April (except Sundays) I’ll be posting about unusual and exotic foods.

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Chicken feet are popular in many countries, even here in certain regions of the United States. Served as a beer snack, a cold dish, or in soup. Actually, with bone broth rising in popularity, chicken feet make an excellent bone broth.

The Chinese use bone broth to strengthen the kidneys and help support digestion. You know the benefits of chicken soup, right?

Okay, broth made from chicken bones and tendons is one thing. In Hong Kong, the chicken feet are typically deep-fried, then simmered in a black bean sauce. In Eastern Europe, the feet are boiled then cooled, and the gelatin from the feet help to make an aspic. In Jamaica, the feet go into the aptly-named chicken foot soup.

So tell me, would you eat chicken feet?

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29 thoughts on “Yes, But Would You Eat It? “C” is for Chicken Feet

  1. Probably not…reminds me of when my kids (5 and 9) and I lived in Spain for a year. IN a small village of 1000 fishermen and fishing boat builders. In 1972. Franco was still alive. Anyhow- First time I went to the butcher shop I purchased a chicken. He asked me how I wanted it cut up and I told him cut up for paella. He then asked if I wanted the feet or the head ( still fullof feathers) I said “No gracias” The senoras all around me gasped because they use EVERYTHING and thought I was being wasteful. The entire year I was wasteful. Looking forward to your next tasty tidbit!

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  2. I have no idea if I would eat this. I suppose if it were on a platter with other options, I might take a small bite. I think I would most likely use it for simmering in a broth.

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  3. My grandmother used to use chicken feet to make chicken soup. Some family members would then nibble on the feet, but I would only slurp the delicious soup.

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  4. i might try a bite of a deep fried one. All fried foods taste good, don’t they??!!!! lol! the broth made from them too.

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  5. Martha……have you ever been to Amandos meet market? The place is AWESOME! Along with a great selection of more traditional meat/poultry, I do think it carries some more “exotic” foods. Maybe some of them will show up in your blog????

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  6. Probably not. Friends I had when I worked for Detroit would go over to the market and get the chicken feet to make soup. I may have eaten them when we had our pot-luck luncheons. Who knows? I was eating goat and didn’t know it.

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