Chicken Feet...not something you see every day in the grocery, at least here in the Midwest...I recently purchsed some from Farmer Paul at JenEhr's stand at the Dane County Farmer's Market. Tim had said he would be interested in trying them. I took one look at the creepy things and thought YIKES! He's really going to eat that! OK, now how to prepare them? So I went to the trusty Internet and started searching for recipes. Tim thought just deep fried would be good, but I wanted to see how they are traditionally prepared before making that decision. The recipes I was finding were mostly with long slow cooking methods so I thought perhaps deep frying them would make them dry. So I tried a traditional recipe I found at this site: http://www.myseveralworlds.com/2007/01/24/dim-sum-style-chicken-feet/
The process involves deep frying, simmering, marinating and then steaming the feet, and is a 2-day process. The end result is somthing that smells quite delicious and looks, well, disgusting. Tim was a trooper though and ate the ET like feet and even said he'd eat them again, but did admit he'd rather have them deep fried after all. For me it was an interesting cooking challenge, and I have absolutely no desire to eat them!