I love Chicken feet!!! Chicken feet is a known bizarre food from Asia and Asian eat it like eating snake. I usually eat 5 to 7 chicken feet at once. In the second year of studying in Austin, I started missing chicken feet a lot. I miss eating chicken feet with a can of beer (in Taiwan the legal age to drink is 18 years old) too. Therefore, I decided to make my own chicken feet, since I have not yet found any restaurant in Austin selling Chicken feet. Therefore, I made this recipe based on my mother's advices and my own food knowledge.
First of all, you need to buy some chicken feet from H.E.B. It is extremely cheap here, because Chicken feet is not that popular in Texas.
1. Cut off the nail from the chicken feet.
2. Boiling a pot of water and put the chicken feet in for 4 to 5 min.
3. Wash the Chicken feet with cold water, and then prepare the gravy for braising the chicken feet.
4. Used another pot and put "2 cups of soy sauce + 2, 1/2 cups of water + 2 onion(cut into four big pieces) + 3 to 4 Star anise + one teaspoon of pepper of Sichuan (depends on yourself, it is not necessary) + dry red pepper" into the pot with washed Chicken feet.
5. Braising the chicken feet with the gravy for around 2 hours. ( If you want your chicken feet to be soft, braising it longer)
You can stop the fire and get ready to wash your chicken feet, when you see the color of the chicken feet change.
The onion help to make the gravy tastes sweet!
The onion totally braising into the gravy!!! It smell yummy now!!!