If this boiled pigs feet recipe is one of your favorites then you're truly old school like me. Growing up down south on a tight budget pigs feet was a weekly staple, something we ate so much that I stopped enjoy. Things are different now that I'm all grown up. I get the urge to cook and eat pigs feet often.
Pigs feet once considered a delicacy in the United States, have seen better days. While living in Europe for five years I found out that pigs feet were still in high demand and very popular. Slow cooking is the best way to release the awesome flavors contained in pigs feet.
Pigs feet are not as fattening as you might think. It's important to note that this meat provides more protein and less fat than country style pork spare ribs.
If you don't believe me, here is the data to support my statement. About 3 ounces of pork spare ribs contains 20g of protein and 18g of fat, compared to pigs feet 21g of protein and 17g of fat.
Okay you're saying that's not much of a difference.
But most people will swear you down, thinking that pork style spare ribs are healther than pig feet.
Cookware and Utensils:
As always the key to great cooking is to be prepared and to use quality ingredients. Okay, so where do you buy pigs feet? Often times you will have to ask the grocery store butcher for the pigs feet because they're usually frozen and sometime stored in the back of the store.
This recipe provided courtesy of http://www.soulfoodandsoutherncooking.com/