Pickled Pigs Feet

Russ Myers


A vintage recipe for a traditional American treat.

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4 / 8 servings


40 Min




4 good-sized boiled pigs feet with uppers
1 qt. vinegar
4 bay leaves
1 Tbs. whole cloves
1 Tbs. broken cinnamon sticks
1/4 C. salt
2 tsp. pepper
1/2 lg. onion, cut into eighths
1 blade of mace

Directions Step-By-Step

Clean feet carefully and cover with hot water. Simmer until meat will separate from bones, then remove carefully with skimmer. Place in stone jar, taking out the largest bones. Save the water for later use and let cool. Heat vinegar with bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon, salt, pepper, onion, and mace. Simmer slowly for 45 minutes but do not boil at any time. Remove cake of fat from top of saved cooking water. Add about 1 quart of the water to vinegar; if vinegar is not very strong, use less water. Strain liquid through a sieve and pour over meat in jar. Chill 2 days.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom