Hot Sweet & Spicy Chicken Feet (Dak Bal)

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    •32 chicken feet (about 2 lbs.)
    •1/2 cup sake
    •1/3 cup water
    •6 large thin slices fresh ginger
    •1/3 cup soy sauce
    •1/4 cup Chinese yellow rock sugar (or 1/4 cup granulated sugar)
    •2 dried hot chiles, crushed
    •2 tablespoons oyster sauce
    •2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
    •2 star anise buds
    •1 cinnamon stick
    •1 cup scallion cut in 1-inch pieces
    •2 tablespoons minced scallion and 1t toasted sesame seeds for garnish


    Rub chicken feet with kosher salt and let stand for 10 minutes, rinse in cold water.
    Place feet into a pot of rapidly boiling salted water, blanch for 5 minutes and drain well. Chicken feet can be set aside and refrigerated for a day until you need to cook further.

    Place a 14-inch saute pan over high heat. Add the chicken and dry-sear to lightly brown. Add the remaining ingredients (except the garnish) and bring to a simmer. Cook, covered, for about 10 minutes. Uncover, and simmer until pan is almost “dry,” tossing frequently to coat the feet as the sauce reduces.

    Serve, garnishing with scallion shavings and toasted sesame seeds.



    Thank you for sharing your delicious recipe with us!

    I will refer my other readers to it when they request chicken feet recipe.



    I was looking for the same kind of recipe online but didn’t found any thing. I came across your recipe and liked it very much. It looks delicious as well as tasty. Would love try it someday or other. Thanks a lot for sharing it online.



    Most excellent recipe, tasted like those Chinese dim sum restaurants. Made it tonight in Tokyo.

    However, some adjustments I’d make to the recipe is that instead of simmering for 10 minutes, I simmered for two hours so that the flesh came off the bone with one bite, cleanly and easily, just like those dim sum restaurants. I also added more pepper to make it spicier.




    is there any susbitute to sake?? i dont have any sake available near me



    Chinese rice wine works just fine for this recipe. Use the red kind if you can find it or make your own. Its pretty simple to make.



    Ever since I found this recipe 4 years ago I cannot eat any other chicken feet because it is soooooooo goood. I add capsaicin to my sauce because I like it really spicy. Thank you for posting this recipe.

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