Pigs Trotters.

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Pigs Trotters.

Post: # 172621Post spider8
Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:10 pm

Has anybody cooked and used pigs trotters - how did you do it and how did you use the meat?
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Re: Pigs Trotters.

Post: # 172631Post red
Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:08 pm

i've only used them with the pigs head to make brawn (and utimately i made a stew instead of brawn)


trotters do make a lot of jelly so good if you wanted some for pork pies etc

not tried cooking them on their own.
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Post: # 172752Post spider8
Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:21 am

Looks like I'll have to experiment with them sometime, thanks red.
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Re: Pigs Trotters.

Post: # 172907Post romie
Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:38 pm

I've used them to make the jelly in a pork pie

I do have a recipe at home, think its a Marco Pierre White one
I can dig it out later if you want it?

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Post: # 172911Post contadino
Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:52 pm

I have a couple of recipes, but have never tried them. There's a particular Italian traditional Xmas/NY dish called Stinko (snigger, snigger :lol: ), which I've had once and was pretty bad. The other one is called either Zampette or Zampitte and some of my neighbours rave about it (but never make it.)

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Post: # 172913Post red
Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:03 pm

hugh F-W has a chinese style trotters recipe, which you can find here
not tried it myself though
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Post: # 173054Post spider8
Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:41 am

Thanks romie and contradino, but I'm going off the idea now!
Red - you reminded me about HFW's recipe so if I do go for it, it will be that one.
As for 'stinko' contadino, sounds er, wonderful - not ha!
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Re: Pigs Trotters.

Post: # 174159Post hmk
Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:36 am

As children we used to have trotters boiled with salt to dip them in. Probably get reported to social services now....

My children ask me to make the HFW recipe. the sauce is delicious and I use varying ratios of trotters/ spare ribs/chunks of belly pork depending on budget and what's in the butchers. It's nice cold too.
My top tip would be to get the butcher to split the trotters for you, unless you're better at butchery than me...

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Re: Pigs Trotters.

Post: # 174347Post spider8
Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:35 pm

Thanks hmk, you've given me hope and a bit of courage to have a go now. I was getting scared and was wondering if it would all be worth the effort :? Thanks for the tip too, not done a lot of butchery so would probably make a mess of it!
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