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Pig's Feet

Moist, succulent, and packed with flavor! Slow-cooked over low heat makes for an unbelievably tender, juicy, and perfectly flavorful meal. This is soul food at its best!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Servings 6
Calories 492kcal


  • 4 pounds (1.8kg) pig's feet
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • ½ cup green bell pepper, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup celery, coarsely chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon bouillon powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ cup white wine vinegar
  • 4-5 cups water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)


  • Wash pig's feet in salt water, then scrub and rinse properly to ensure they are extra clean.
  • Place a medium-size pot over medium heat. Add in cooking oil, onion, garlic, and thyme and saute for about 2-3 minutes. Then add bell peppers and celery and saute for another minute.
  • Next, add pig's feet, bay leaves, bouillon, paprika, white wine vinegar, and about 3 cups of water. Give everything a nice stir, then season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cover pot and place pot over medium-high heat. Cook for about 2-3 hours, stirring periodically until pig's feet are tender.
  • Keep matching the pot to make sure water has not boiled out. If it has, add more.


  • You could use lemon juice instead of vinegar. Just remember, the dish will take on a more citrusy flavor, and lemon juice provides less of a punch than white wine vinegar. Be sure to taste the dish as you add the lemon juice to balance the flavors correctly. You may have to use equal parts lemon juice and water to get the right flavor.
  • If you decide to tone down the dish and leave out the red pepper flakes, you can serve a little more vinegar or hot sauce on the side for the spice lovers at the table!
  • To thoroughly clean the pig's feet, pour hot (not boiling!) water over them. Scrub them with a good amount of salt (approximately three tablespoons) and then rinse them under running water.
  • The water that the recipe calls for may not cover the ingredients completely. But don't worry; the pig's feet will release a lot of juice while cooking.
  • Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary significantly based on the products used in the recipe.


Serving: 250g | Calories: 492kcal | Protein: 47g | Fat: 54g