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Pickled Pigs Feet – Immaculate Bites

Pickled Pig’s Feet – Tender, tangy and nourishing, pickled pork’s feet are a true Southern dish. It also adds flavor to Mexican dishes. Add flavor to a variety of dishes, including tostadas, salads, and grit cakes.

pickled pork leg

Pig’s trotters are a popular ingredient in recipes from different regions of the world. In the southern states, they’re almost everywhere: grocery stores, gas stations, farmers markets, and even Walmart, and for good reason. They are pure yum!!!

I love this recipe because it’s cheap, easy, and delicious. Another big plus? Pig feet are rich in collagen. If you were wondering why my skin looks so good, there it is! 😜

Jar of pickled pork feet
pickled pork leg

Pickled Pig’s Feet vs. Pickled Pig’s Feet

They are one and the same! The culinary term for pork feet is actually trotters (Pettitoe), which sounds cuter? Get the legs or trotters for this recipe instead.

recipe ingredients

What you need for this recipe
pickled pork leg
  1. pig’s feet – Depending on where you live, you may be able to find pork trotters at your local grocery store. If not, go to the butcher instead. Be sure to pick up raw pork trotters, not smoked trotters, for this recipe.
  2. brine – White vinegar, salt, and water are ideal pickle brines.
  3. spices – You can certainly get creative here, but I like to throw in some celery, garlic, bay leaves, whole black peppercorns and fresh chillies to give these trotters a little heat and a lot of flavor.

How to make pickled pork feet

Boil the trotters, layer the seasonings, and add the pickling liquid.

boil pork leg

  • wash – First, wash the pig’s legs well, put them in a large pot and add enough water to cover the legs.
  • Boil – Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 1.5 to 2 hours, until pork trotters are tender. (photo1)
  • Skim – Skim off any foam on the surface of the trotters while they are cooking.

pickled pork leg

  • Trotter preparation – Remove legs from cooking liquid, rinse with water, remove as many bones as possible and set aside. Discard the cooking liquid.
  • make brine – Place water, vinegar and salt in a large bowl and stir until the salt dissolves. set aside.
  • stuff the material – Place sliced ​​onions, celery, garlic, bay leaves and halves of bell peppers in a jar, place the pork trotters on top and layer the rest of the ingredients. (Photo 2-3)
  • add brine – Pour the pickling liquid (mixed vinegar) into the jar to cover the pork. Close the jar tightly and put it in the refrigerator. (Photo 4)
  • Patience – Wait 3-7 days before serving.

recipe variations

  1. friend’s German Mother has her own version.she adds some cloves ¼ teaspoon celery seeds.
  2. success Mexican Garnish with red wine vinegar, cloves, jalapeños and coriander.or Asian Served with grated ginger, chili flakes, roasted sesame seeds, cilantro and scallions.
  3. obtain creative with vegetablesWhen pickling pork trotters, you can add vegetables that are easy to pickle (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, etc.) to the jar.
  4. you can also make Calm A version of this recipe without the chilies.

tips and tricks

  1. Trotters have thick skin and a lot of connective tissue, so they take a long time to soften.a low and slow The approach to cooking them also renders collagen, so don’t take any shortcuts when braising the legs. ⏳
  2. Pork legs are very bony and difficult to cut at home. If you need to cut the pork trotters into bite size pieces, ask your butcher.

advance instructions

This recipe is ideal for making ahead.in fact you have to do it at least 3 days ago Take your time if you want the pork trotters to be really pickled.

How to eat and store

Serving pickled pork feet straight from the bottleOr grab a fork and serve straight from the jar!

Store the pickled pork trotters in a sealed jar in the refrigerator.they stay good about a week After opening the bottle.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you wash pig feet?

simply rinse Pig’s feet and use under running water scrub Remove dirt and debris with a brush. Then they are ready to head to the boiling pot!

Can you cook pork feet in the oven?

Yes, I can! But that’s another recipe for another day. Pork trotters are best boiled.

How do people eat pickled pork feet?

In the South, it’s not uncommon to use a fork to remove bite-sized chunks directly from the jar. However, if you prefer, you can take the pork leg out of the jar and eat it with a fork and knife. Or you can dice it up and put it in other recipes.

Accompaniment to pickled pork feet

This is a classic soul food recipe.And, of course, it matches perfectly collard green, Black Eyed PeasWhen Corn bread😋 If you really want to fill yourself and your family with a huge potato salad complete the lineup.

More Fun Pickle Recipes to Try

Conclusion

I hope you try these trotters and are amazed to find that you love them as much as I do! Let us know your best tips and tricks for this mouthwatering jar of Southern delight in the comments section below.

pickled pork leg

Tender, tart, and nutritious, pickled pork trotters are a true Southern dish. It also adds flavor to Mexican dishes. Add flavor to a variety of dishes, including tostadas, salads, and grit cakes.

instructions

  • Wash the pig’s feet well, place them in a large pot, and cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium to high heat, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 1.5 to 2 hours, until pork legs are tender. While baking, skim off any foam that floats to the surface.

  • Remove the legs from the cooking liquid, rinse with water, remove as many bones as possible, and set aside. Discard the cooking liquid.

  • Combine water, vinegar, and salt in a large bowl, stir until salt dissolves, and set aside.

  • Place the sliced ​​onions, celery, garlic, bay leaves, and bell pepper halves in the jar, transfer the pork trotters into the jar, and layer the rest of the ingredients.

  • Pour the pickling liquid (vinegar mixture) over the pork legs. Cover the jar tightly and refrigerate for 3-7 days.

Tips and notes:

  1. Trotters have thick skin and a lot of connective tissue, so they take a long time to soften. The slow slow cooking approach also renders the collagen, so don’t take any shortcuts when boiling the legs.
  2. Pork legs are very bony and difficult to cut at home. If you need to cut the pork trotters into bite size pieces, ask your butcher.
  3. Keep in mind that nutritional information is approximate and can vary greatly depending on products used in recipes.

Nutrition Facts Table:

Serving: 100g| | calorie: 228kcal (11%)| | carbohydrate: 3g (1%)| | protein: twenty threeg (46%)| | thick: 15g (twenty three%)| | cholesterol: 90mg (30%)| | sodium: 1173mg (51%)| | potassium: 66mg (2%)| | fiber: 1g (Four%)| | sugar: 1g (1%)| | Vitamin A: 125IU (3%)| | Vitamin C: 2mg (2%)| | calcium: 19mg (2%)| | iron: 2mg (11%)



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