Pig’s Trotters Recipe: Old-fashioned Recipe

The pig’s trotters have a very old recipe with sauce that was delightful in inns and inns. Here you have the step by step.

The pig trotters recipe is a traditional dish that has managed to survive to our times. Beyond its folkloric impact, this is a gastronomic proposal with a lot of history. Apparently, the now immortalized Louis XVI of France who succumbed to the French Revolution was a fan of this dish. It is said that after escaping he was discovered precisely for stopping to eat a little of this French delicacy. Precisely, this is where the fame of the version of this dish made in the village of Sainte-Menehould comes from.

The origin and evolution of the dish

Of course, pig’s hands are also a typical food of Catalan cuisine, characterized by its variety and mixture of flavors. France and Spain are precisely countries united by their royal families and also by this type of recipe. The impact of this type of recipe also reached Latin America, where quite similar proposals are being prepared. In Peru they call it “pig paticas” and in Venezuela, pigs. Without a doubt, this is a recipe with great influence within the Hispanic and Latino world.

It is thought that this recipe was already cooked during the 15th century in some parts of Europe. In ancient times, pig trotters were prepared in a large cauldron in the form of a stew. At the time, there were probably not too many spices and add-ons used for flavor. This preparation has always been related to onion and tomato, Catalan cuisine being the most creative in this regard. Part of the appeal of this animal’s legs lies in its firm but gelatinous consistency. This particular cut is so due to the existence of multiple cartilage. Actually, it is because of them that this meat is much tastier when it is prepared in the middle of stews.

Today This ingredient is widely used to accompany other preparations, such as lentils, beans, chickpeas, etc. However, at the time this was a highly distinguished dish widely served in the royal courts of various western crowns. The advantage of working with pork is that its meat has a lot of flavor, making it unnecessary to use so many additives. In addition, this is a culinary alternative so simple that it practically makes itself.

Nutritional properties

Pork is a high-fat food, but it also has some remarkable nutritional properties. This is one of the leanest cuts of this meat. About 100 grams of this food provide 25 grams of fat, which is low compared to other areas of the animal. Beyond this, pig trotters are high in vitamin B1, A, iron, potassium, and sodium.

All these substances are important for the human body and its metabolic processes. It is believed that its consumption is positive to overcome some specific physical situations such as stress, pregnancy and to encourage breastfeeding. Of course, this is still a fatty food, so it is recommended to eat it in moderation. Consuming it occasionally will not cause any harm unless the diner has a very strict diet. Next, you will see how simple it is to prepare an old-fashioned pig’s trotter recipe… Read on!


  • 1.5 kilos of pig’s hands
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1/2 head of garlic
  • 2 chillies
  • 10 grams of sweet paprika
  • 3 grams of ground pepper
  • 200 milliliters of white wine
  • 200 milliliters of olive oil
  • Saffron
  • Water
  • Shall
  • How to make an old-fashioned pig’s trotters recipe:

    1. Wash pig hands very well.
    2. Cut the pig’s trotters in half.
    3. Peel and wash the onion in julienne strips and the garlic in small slices.
    4. Peel and grate the tomatoes with the help of a cheese grater.
    5. Place the pork, grated tomato, garlic and onion in a large pot.
    6. Add the chillies, paprika and saffron to the pot. Seasoning.
    7. Pour the white wine and olive oil into the pork mixture and the rest of the ingredients.
    8. Add water to the pot and cook all the ingredients for approximately 70 minutes.
    9. The best option with this type of long-cooking product, if you want to slow down the process, is to use a pressure cooker or espresso. In this way, the time will be around 35 – 40 minutes.
    10. Check the consistency you want for the stew and correct the salt.Pig trotters

    It is advisable to prepare the recipe for pig’s trotters on the same day that it will be consumed. When preparing ingredients like this, it is usually not recommended to refrigerate for later eating. Remember that this is a delicate meat that must be prepared and consumed with caution and sufficient cooking … Be careful!

    The old-fashioned pig’s trotter recipe doesn’t need many ingredients to add great flavor. It is substantial, caloric and has everything to prepare a special lunch… Let’s cook!

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