Slow Cooker Pig's Trotters

    Slow Cooker Pig's Trotters

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    3hr55min


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    About this recipe: This Chinese pork stew is cheap to make and tastes fab. Pig's trotters are boiled, then cooked in a slow cooker with soya beans and aromatic seasonings. Enjoy alongside rice, if desired.

    Ingredients
    Makes: 2 - 4 servings

    • 1kg pig's trotters
    • 250g dried soya beans, rinsed and soaked for 12 hours
    • 3 tablespoons rice wine
    • 1 (5cm) stick cinnamon
    • 2 pods whole star anise
    • 100g rock sugar
    • 3 tablespoons dark soy sauce
    • 1 litre water
    • 2 teaspoons salt

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:3hr35min  ›  Ready in:3hr55min 

    1. Wash the pig's trotters, plug off any hair and chop them into 6cm chunks. Put into a big pot and cover with water. Bring to the boil and drain.
    2. Bring a large pot of water to the boil over high heat. Add the soya beans and pig's trotters, bring back to the boil.
    3. Transfer all these ingredients into a slow cooker. Add the soy sauce, salt, rice wine, cinnamon stick and star anise pods and stir well.
    4. Cook for about 3 hours or until the soya beans and trotter's skin becomes very soft. Add the rock sugar and cook until it dissolves.
    5. Ladle everything into a big bowl and serve.

    Ingredients

    Pig's trotters can be purchased at your local butchers. You may need to place a special order for them.
    Rice wine and rock sugar can be purchased in Chinese/Oriental speciality shops.

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