Growing up down South we ate everything on the pig but the squeal. I’m sure if folk found a way to eat it, they would. Pig feet was one of the first things I learned to cook because they’re so easy.
What are pig’s feet?
It’s amazing how many people ask me what are pig feet, what is pickled pig feet and can you eat pigs feet? I was never asked those questions when living in the South, but when conversating with people from the Northern and Mid-Western states, they believe it’s a myth that people from the South eat these parts of an animal.
For some, eating the innards and organs of a pig was a way of life and a way to live. Now, you can find pig feet and chitterlings in high-end restaurants.
Where to buy pigs feet?
Naturally, you’re not going to find pig’s feet in every store unless you’re down South. For the most part, you can buy them in smaller markets.
It also depends on your demographics. I doubt very seriously if your store carries pigs feet if they’re a high-end store in an affluent area. It is what it is. But, you can buy pickled pigs feet in just about any supermarket chain store.
Soul Food BBQ Pig Feet
- 4 pigs feet, whole or 8 split
- 1 whole onion, sliced
- 1 bottle bbq sauce KC Masterpiece or your favorite
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- Add the pig's feet, salt, and pepper to the pan and add water to cover the pigs feet. Put a lid on the pot and cook on medium-low heat for 1 hour.
- Preheat an oven to 350
- Remove all but 1 cup of liquid from the pan and layer the onions on the pigs feet. Pour the bbq sauce over the pigs feet and onions.
- Cover and bake for 1 1/2 hour or until the bbq pig feet are tender.