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Braised Pig’s Feet (Best Pig Trotters Recipe)

How to Make Pork Feet Recipe

Learn the best way of cooking the delicious and rich pig’s feet, with all the tips needed for the perfect outcome.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 4 people
Calories 308 kcal


  • 1 ½ pound of pig’s feet
  • 1-inch finely sliced ginger (you can also use ginger powder)
  • 1 green onion chopped
  • 3 finely chopped garlic cloves
  • ½ onion sliced
  • 1/3 cup of cooking wine (you can substitute it with beer)
  • 3 tablespoons of soy sauce (use a mix of 2 tablespoons of dark and 1 tablespoon of light soy sauce)
  • 1-2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 4 star anise
  • 1-2 teaspoons of salt
  • Water as needed to thoroughly cook the feet


  • Start by thoroughly cleaning the pig’s feet from any hair and wash them well.
  • Into a large pot, add the pig’s feet and fill it with water so that the feet are fully submerged.
  • Add the ginger and green onions and let it boil for 5 minutes. Drain the water.
  • Into a separate pan on medium heat, add the vegetable oil and the garlic and onions. Let them stir-fry till they brown.
  • Transfer the pig feet chunks, star anises, light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, cooking wine, and sugar to the pan.
  • Add more water to the pan so that it’s fully covering the pig’s feet.
  • Leave the water to boil, then lower the heat, cover the lid, and let it cook slowly for 50 minutes to 1 hour, till all the flavors merge together and the feet tenderizes.
  • After they cook, thicken the sauce by removing the lid and increase the heat a bit and mix till the sauce thickens more.
  • Add the salt according to the taste. Serve and enjoy!