Spicy Chicken Feet

Filipino Style Recipe: Spicy chicken feet (paa ng manok) is an exotic food made from chicken feet cooked in spicy sauce that consists of soy sauce, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce and chili flakes. This is commonly served together with steamed rice or as pulutan together with beer.

Estimated time of preparation: 10-15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 30-40 minutes

1 kilo chicken feet
8 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
1 large onion, peeled and sliced
1 tablespoon ginger, peeled and minced
4 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
3 cups water
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon peppercorns
3 pieces bay leaves(laurel)
salt to taste
1/2 teaspoon dried chili flakes
1 teaspoon sesame oil

2 star anise (optional)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder (optional)
toasted sesame seeds for garnishing (optional)
chopped spring onion for garnishing (optional)

Part 1
1. Cut off chicken feet claws then scrub well with salt.
2. Rinse chicken feet thoroughly and drain.

Part 2
1. In a pot, arrange chicken feet, garlic, onion, ginger, soy sauce, peppercorns, bay leaves, sugar and water.
2. Cover and simmer in a low heat for 20-30 minutes or until tender. Add water in necessary.
3. Add oyster sauce, hoisin sauce and chili flakes then simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Add cinnamon powder, start anise, sesame oil then adjust seasoning according to taste.
5. Cook and simmer until the sauce is almost dry. Toss frequently.
6. Transfer to serving plate, sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and spring onion. Serve with steamed rice.



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