With cool weather in Mexico, I'm craving soup. Homemade chicken and vegetable is one of my favorites. I went to the store and bought a nice plump bird from the meat department, brought it home to prepare for the three day process that ends up in soup. It begins with roasting the chicken with carrots, onions and potatoes.
First to wash it and clean out the inside. Wait, what's this among the gizzard, neck and liver?
You guessed it....chicken feet! Fascinating, aren't they? Too bad I didn't have any boys at home. They'd have had fun with these.
The girls could have enjoyed them too.
Since there was no one to run off and play with my chicken feet, I tossed them into the stock pot. I'm happy to report it was the best chicken soup I've ever made.
Apparently people will in fact buy the feet just to make rich and nutritious stock. When you buy a whole chicken in the States, the feet aren't included. I guess they're just thrown away, or maybe sold to the Campbell's soup company?
Have you ever used chicken feet in making soup? Or pig's feet? I heard they too were excellent for making stock, and I've seen pig's feet for sale everywhere in the stores. There's my next experiment!
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