Chicken Feet in Chili Sauce/泡椒凤爪

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This is a very famous Chinese snack, it is a little spicy (can be very spicy though) and a little sour. Chinese love to eat it while chitchatting with friends or watering TV.

Chicken feet 13 pieces

Water 2 cups

Salt 1tbsp

Sugar 1.5tbsps

Vinegar 2tbsps

Rice cooking wine 4tbsps

Chicken bouillon 1.5tsps

Chinese chili in vinegar juice 6tbsps

Chinese chili in vinegar 20 pieces

Star anise 2 pieces

Ginger 5 slices

Chinese prickly ash1/2tsp

Jalapeno pepper 1/3 piece (optional)

Add salt, sugar, star anise and 3 slices of ginger to the 2 cups water and bring it to boil then turn the heat off, let cool. Once it is cool, add the rest of ingredients above except chicken feet to it.

Cut the nails off the chicken feet, then cut the feet in halves.

Add the feet to 5 cups cold water alone with 2 tbsps cooking wine and 2 slices ginger and bring it to boil. Turn the heat to medium low then continue to cook for 15 – 20 minutes.

Drain the water, rinse the feet with cold water then leave the feet in cold water until they are totally cool down about 15- 20 minutes.

Add the chicken feet to the sauce we just made and cover. Leave it in the refrigerator over night.

鸡爪13只

水2杯

盐1汤匙

糖1.5汤匙

醋2汤匙

米酒4汤匙

鸡精1.5茶匙

中国泡椒汁 6汤匙

泡椒20粒

八角茴香2颗

姜5片

花椒1/2茶匙

墨西哥辣椒1/3 只 (可选)

加盐, 糖, 八角和3片生姜到2杯水里煮开然后关火, 让它凉下来。然后加入以上除了鸡爪以外所有材料 。

把鸡爪上的指甲剪掉, 然后切成两半。

将鸡爪加到5杯冷水中, 加2汤匙的料酒和2片生姜, 将其煮沸。然后把火转到中火继续煮 15-20 分钟。

鸡爪捞出用冷水冲一冲, 然后将鸡爪放在冷水中, 直到完全冷却约 15-20 分钟。

把鸡爪加入我们刚做好的酱汁里。把它放在冰箱里过夜。

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