Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Braised Pig's Trotter
Everyone back home loves Pig's trotters, when I say everyone, I mean, EVERYONE. Mum and grandma loves to make it with sea cucumber or hard boiled egg in soy sauce, the typical Minnan/Fujianese style.
I personally like to braised it (红烧），simmering in low heat for extended period of time makes the trotter taste so much better and soft!
2-3 lbs Pig's Trotter
1 bunch of spring onion (tied into a knot)
2-3 slices of ginger
3-4 cloves of garlic
3-4 dried chilies（Optional）
1 star anise
1 cup of cooking wine
1/3 cup soy sauce
1 small piece or rock sugar or 1 tsp of sugar
Salt to taste（around 1/2 tsp）
Clean the trotter, and b
Brown the trotter, and add 10-12 cups of water, 1 cup of cooking wine, rock sugar and 1/3 cup of soy sauce. Bring to boil, and turn the heat to medium-low, cook it for 2-2.5 hours, season with salt, and simmer for another 1/2 an hour or until the trotter completely soft.
Note: you can also add hard boil egg and potato pieces while adding salt to be cooking together.
Yummy Braised Pig's trotter... could be serve with steam bun (man tou) or rice.