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September 12, 2016
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How to Make Steamed Chicken FeetMakes: 4-6 Servings | Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Cook Time: 5 Hours
Adapted From: My Several Worlds

If you’re new to dim sum, steamed chicken feet (aka Phoenix Claws) can be one of the most intimidating dishes at the table. Frankly, there’s no disguising them as they emerge from the dim sum cart — a small bowl full of chewy cartilage, skin and bones.

Steamed chicken feet are deep fried, braised and then steamed until the meat and skin are very soft. If you can get over the mental hurdle, steamed chicken feet are a highlight of the meal for intrepid dim sum diners.

Making chicken feet at home is a labor of love. You’re returning to an era when people had time to marinate ingredients overnight and tend to a stovetop for hours on end. That said, you can do it! Your reward in this case will be a deeply satisfying homestyle dish.

Can you share any expert tips from your experience making steamed chicken feet? Want to ask a question before you try making it yourself? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below!

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