Slow Cooker Pig's Trotters

Slow Cooker Pig's Trotters


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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.


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

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.


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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