pig's feet

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This is where the game of knucklebones—aka Tali, Fivestones or Jacks—originated, from the knucklebones boiled from pig's or sheep's feet. 

Pig's feet are a classic Belgian winter dish cooked with vegetables and potatoes, but they are popular wherever pigs are raised. For those who like them, they are a real delicacy.

Store-bought pig’s feet often come already cut. That reduces the cooking time. Don't (over-)cook them until they fall apart, unless you like to drink glue.

You can add different vegetables, or none at all. The method remains the same.


This is what you need for 2 serving:

  • 1 or 2 feet per person
  • S&P
  • Optional:
    • 33 potatoes, peeled, quartered
    • 3 carrots, peeled, sliced
    • 4 medium turnips, peeled
    • ½ cauliflower head in florets
    • 1 medium zucchini, sliced
Pic1: 2015-02-17 - pig's feet



Pic2+3: 2018-11-13 - just about right + served
Pic4: 2015-11-25 - served with cabbage


Pic5: cooking pig's feet
Pic6: served with soup
Pic7: served with mustard