Hungarian Pigs Feet Stew recipe

Pigs feet stew

 🍴  Servings: 4

🥣 Category: Stew

💪 Difficulty Level: 3/5 

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Pigs feet stew recipe – in Hungarian: “Körömpörkölt” – a bizarre authentic food from Hungary…Someone who loves, there is someone who hates. Sticky and tasty sauce with friable feets! Try this recipe if you’re brave!

Pigs feet? What????

By the pigs feet is meant not only the nails when a pig is cut up. The butcher makes a straight cut between the nails to the first taste of the knuckles, and then also cuts off the third nail. The pigs feet is a good example of how well our ancestors thought out the use of the pig. In Hungary, the nails (pigs feet) are cooked in tripe, they can be put into jelly, fried or made into pigs feet stew. Because of their fat content, dieters should avoid them!

Benefits of Consuming Pigs Feet

There are some foods and ingredients that contain a lot of collagen.
These include chicken feet, jelly, pigs ears and tails, ham-knuckle skin, and particularly pig’s feet. There is a lot of collagen in these foods. We can significantly improve our health by consuming them. Although the aforementioned ingredients are not cooked in Western societies… These priceless foods and ingredients frequently end up in the trash.

What is collagen?

The foundation of the body is collagen, which can be thought of as a network of body tissue. The basic framework of the body is provided by this incredibly flexible tissue. The body is flexible and has strong bones and joints thanks to the collagen network that it forms. In contrast to other beauty products, collagen is essential for maintaining good physical health. Without it, the bones are too weak, the joints are rigid, and the skin gets really wrinkled. Up until the age of 40, the body can produce this in sufficient amounts. The body stops producing collagen after the age of 40, so it is crucial to consume collagen to give the aging body the nutrients it requires.

Tips for the preparation of peegs feet stew

– if we buy the pig’s feet at the butcher, we ask that they cut it in half lengthwise and then crosswise
– there are many hairs on pigs feet that need to be removed and cleaned because hairs are simply disgusting in food. The simplest method is to purchase a cooking torch, or you can quickly burn off the extra parts over the flame of the stove
– some people place the half-cutted pigs feet in a baking dish and bake them for 15 to 20 minutes at 130 degrees. You get a fantastic crust as a result. Remove the bones from the feet, prepare stock with them in a pot, and then use for the stew cooking

Ingredients of pigs feet stew:

  • 5 onions
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 2 split pigs feet
  • 2 tbsp of lard or cooking oil
  • 2 tbsp of chopped garlic
  • 3 tbsp of paprika
  • 1/2 tsp of caraway
  • 1/2 tsp of ground black pepper
  • salt to taste


  1. Heat the lard and sauté the salted, finely chopped onions for about 15 minutes.
  2. Add vegetables and spices (without paprika). Sauté for another 10 minutes. Add a cup of water and bring to a boil.
  3. Add the paprika powder and let it melt on the sauce.
  4. Add the pigs feet and cover halfway with water.
  5. Cover and cook over low heat until tender, about 3-3.5 hours. Stir gently from time to time.
  6. Serve with boiled potatoes or with your favorite side dish.

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