Organic Chicken Feet For stocks, soups, broths and Asian street-food recipes Reviews (2)
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Organic Chicken Feet

For stocks, soups, broths and Asian street-food recipes

If you haven't tried cooking with them before, give our organic chicken feet a go and prepare for a revelation. Chicken feet are considered a real delicacy in many Asian cuisines. They're widely used to produce stocks, broths and soups, but they can also be slow-cooked or fried and served whole as a snack or appetizer. If you plan to use them for stock, throw in an Organic Chicken Carcass, too, to create a fantastically flavoursome and nutritious broth.

 

  • Delivered frozen
  • 500g
£4.95 £9.90 per kg
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Offal is something we don't make full enough use of in western cookery. But here at Coombe Farm Organic, we're firm advocates of head-to-hoof eating and that includes some bits you may not find immediately appetising. Chicken feet aren't the meatiest of cuts, but they are full of nutritional goodness. The multiple joints of the claws contain connective tissue and collagen that promotes healthy skin and hair, counteracts the effects of arthritis and helps the body metabolise fat. They also contain hyaluronic acid, a substance widely touted as a wonder of anti-ageing that’s found in plumping and smoothing serums for the skin. 

Clearly, a chicken foot is bony, so it’s the skin and connective tissues that make the eating. In Asian cultures from China to Korea, the Philippines to Malaysia, chicken feet crop up as a street-food staple. Essentially they act as a vehicle for other flavours and sauces in which they’re marinated and that can be sucked or nibbled off the bones and skin once the feet have been grilled or fried. They’re popular ‘beer snacks’: a salty treat eaten with drinks in the way we’d eat pork scratchings.

The other most widespread use for chicken feet is in soups, stews and curries. Slow cooking tenderises the sinews and tissues, with the gelatin contained in the joints acting as a natural thickener for sauces and gravies. Many Kosher recipes for the famed Jewish chicken soup contain feet as a key ingredient, and Mexico, Jamaica and Malaysia also include spicy chicken foot soups in their culinary repertoires.

To give them a try, clean your chicken feet by scrubbing with salt then briefly boiling to soften the skin. Cut off the sharp nails and peel off the top layer of skin. Return the feet to a pot of boiling water and boil for 5 to 10 minutes before draining. Add a mixture of soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sugar, chillies, ginger, garlic, spring onions and Chinese five spice. Boil until the liquid creates a syrupy coating on the chicken feet. Then tuck in! Chew, nibble, suck and gnaw on the skin and bones of the chicken feet to get at the tasty sauce and the flavour of the feet. Served with cold beers, these will certainly create a stir at your next party.

Our organic chicken feet are available in 500g packs and come undressed, with the yellow membranes and talons intact. Every effort has been made to ensure that the feet are clean, but you should ensure you scrub them thoroughly before use.

  • Supplied: Insulated box at -18°C
  • Freezing: Suitable for home freezing, use within 6 months
  • Defrosted: Store between 0 - 5°C and use within 2 - 3 days

Delivery

 

  • We deliver all around mainland Britain, excluding the Highlands and Islands. The delivery will be made within 24 hours upon placing the order or on a weekly-schedule for subscriptions.

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    We can deliver to you Tuesday to Saturday, providing you place your order Monday to Friday, pre 12pm.

    We will pick, pack and deliver your box the Next Day or on the day you have requested.

    Orders placed Monday to Friday, after 12pm, will be picked, packed and delivered 1 working day later.

    Orders placed on a Saturday or Sunday, will be picked and packed on the Monday for delivery on the Tuesday or on the day you have selected.

    For every order, we'll send you a text message on the morning it is due to be delivered.

    If you want to change anything about your order, including your address or adding a safe place for us to leave your box, please email us: [email protected]

  • We have a minimum order of £30 simply for sustainability reasons in order to minimise packaging, delivery and the environmental footprint.

  • If you spend over £80 your delivery will be free of charge. For orders under £80 we have to charge for delivery. Please have a look at the details:

    £30 - £79.99 £3.95
    £80+ No delivery charge
  • No. You can leave a message with your order telling us where you would like to have your box placed. It would be best placed somewhere cool or at least in the shade – especially during the hotter months of the year. Our products will stay at the same temperature for up to 40 hours, so just make sure that you can pick up your order within that time.

    Our couriers will send you a text message or email, which ever you prefer, giving you an hour slot when your box will arrive. If that doesn’t suit you, some options will be provided to make your delivery more convenient.

  • Our products will stay frozen at the same temperature for up to 40 hours. Simply put them in your freezer after delivery or in your fridge if you want to defrost them and use them within the next few days.

  • At Coombe Farm we believe in sustainability. And we live it. Regarding our packaging:

    natural materials

    Eco-friendly

    Your delivery box is made of 100% recycled paper and is 100% recyclable. You can also use it for your shopping or to make gift boxes.

     

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    Delivered Frozen

    To control the temperature in your box we use ice packs. When soaked in fresh water the pad can be frozen and will retain a low temperature for a long period of time. Reuse it for your picnic or a day out!

     

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    Sustainably Insulated

    Natural sheep’s fleece provides insulation for your order for up to 40 hours and can be reused for planting, filling cushions, arts and crafts and so much more. There are no limits to your creativity!

     

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Product FAQs

  • We deliver our organic produce Tuesday – Saturday. Delivery charges for weekday delivery are £3.95 and Saturday delivery £6.95. You can also select pre-12 delivery option which is at a higher rate of £6.95 for weekday delivery and £8.95 for Saturday. If you spend over £80 you will receive free weekday delivery. The cut off period to get your order the next day is 12pm any order placed after that time will be delivered after 2 days. For example if you order after 12pm on Tuesday you will receive your box on Thursday.

  • Our products are sent to our customers frozen because when we started the business we looked into convenience for our customers. We found that sending the produce frozen meant that they could order for instance a month’s worth of produce and could go into their freezer until they are ready to use it. It also meant that there was less risk to the meat whilst been delivered as fresh meat can be delicate and risky.

  • All of our meat is butchered in house. In December 2018 our in-house butcher was built which means that we have full control of what is cut and also means that we can accommodate more requests from our customers.

    You will find all the ingredients on the relevant product pages.

  • We have a dedicated page which explains all the different cuts and where they come from. Find out more here www.coombefarmorganic.co.uk

     

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