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French Canadian Ragoût de Pattes de Cochon Recipe (Stewed Pig’s Feet)

In Canada, if you are French Canadian, you have probably celebrated the holidays with a Ragoût de Pattes de Cochon which is stewed pig’s feet.

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Everyone around the world has their own family traditions that might include holiday-themed decorations, pajamas and even the food they serve. You may be familiar with some other cultural traditions and may have even celebrated some with friends. In Israel they have Shabbot, in China, they celebrate with Dim Sum, Japan has Bento-style meals, Communal meals in France. French Canadian food traditions include a pig’s feet stew!

If you have ever had a pot luck dinner then you must have tried foods that you are unfamiliar with and may have even enjoyed it so much you want to try it out on your family to add an additional food item to your traditions.

Traditional French Canadian Foods

Quebec has quite a few delicious foods. We are all familiar with Poutine which has been a hit for years and the love of it has spread across the nation. You may have heard of some of the traditional foods, but maybe just not in the native tongue. Here is a list of 7 Traditional French Canadian foods to try out.

  1. Sugar Pie (tarte au sucre)
  2. Poor Man’s Pudding (pouding chômeur)
  3. Cretons
  4. Meatball Stew (ragoût de boulettes)
  5. Meat Pie (tourtière ou paté à la viande)
  6. Pea Soup (soup aux pois)
  7. Baked Beans (fèves au lard)

You may be more familiar with these foods from the English name and maybe already have some of them with your holiday meals.

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How to make pig’s feet stew

If you plan on making Stewed Pig’s Feet then you will need a few hours. It is not a recipe that you can make last minute. There is a bit of prep work before you can even start cooking and that will take about an hour. Once you are ready to start cooking, it will be another 2 or so more hours until you are ready to sit down and eat.

French Canadian Ragoût de Pattes de Cochon Recipe (Stewed Pig’s Feet)

The Ragoût de Pattes de Cochon (Stewed Pig’s Feet) is a traditional French Canadian food served with a delicious carved turkey and meat pies at Christmas for dinner. The meat is so tender! I will sometimes also add it to the French Canadian meatball stew rather than serving it on it’s own. It is definitely a favourite holiday meal at our house.

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French Canadian Ragoût de Pattes de Cochon Ingredients

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How To Make the French Canadian Ragoût de Pattes de Cochon

1. Take the pork’s feet and cut the skin from top to bottom with a kitchen scissor. Remove the meat from the feet with a knife and put in a medium bowl. Add salt, cinnamon, ground cloves and nutmeg, and mix.

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2. In a large saucepan over medium heat add oil. When oil is hot, add pork feet mixture, and cook until they meat is a dark brown colour.

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3. In a skillet at medium heat, add 1 tbs of vegetable oil. When oil is hot, add 1 cup of onions and cook until they are grilled- slightly brown. When the meat is nicely grilled, add the lukewarm water and roasted onions.

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4. Cover and let cook at low for about 2 hours.

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5. In a jar (Mason), add 1 cup of water and the browned flour. Close lid and shake until it’s mixed. 

6. Pour in the stew, stir regularly until the gravy has thicken (15 -30 minutes). If you find the gravy is not thick enough, add 4 more tablespoon of brown flour with 1/2 cup of warm water. Repeat as necessary.

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French Canadian “Ragoût de Pattes de Cochon” (Stewed Pig’s Feet) Recipe

Lyne
The Ragoût de Pattes de Cochon (Stewed Pig's Feet) is a classic French Canadian meal served as a side dish with a turkey for Christmas dinner.
2 from 3 votes
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 30 mins
Course Recipes
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 6 people
Calories 564 kcal

Equipment

  • frying pat
  • Large pot
  • Mason Jar
  • kitchen scissors

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs pork hocks pig’s feet- about 10-12
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 1/4 cups lukewarm water
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup grilled onions 1 cup of minced onions
  • 8 tbs browned flour a sand colour- if you leave it longer to cook, it will give you a darker gravy
  • 1 cup lukewarm water

Instructions
 

  • Take the pork’s feet and cut the skin from top to bottom with a kitchen scissor. Remove the meat from the feet with a knife and put in a medium bowl.
  • Add salt, cinnamon, ground cloves and nutmeg, and mix.
  • In a large saucepan over medium heat add oil. When oil is hot, add pork feet mixture, and cook until they meat is a dark brown colour.
  • In a skillet at medium heat, add 1 tbs of vegetable oil. When oil is hot, add 1 cup of onions and cook until they are grilled- slightly brown.
  • When the meat is nicely grilled, add the lukewarm water and roasted onions.
  • Cover and let cook at low for about 2 hours.
  • In a jar (Mason), add 1 cup of water and the browned flour. Close lid and shake until it’s mixed.
  • Pour in the stew, stir regularly until the gravy has thicken (15 -30 minutes). If you find the gravy is not thick enough, add 4 more tablespoon of brown flour with 1/2 cup of warm water. Repeat as necessary.

Nutrition

Calories: 564kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 44gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 165mgSodium: 767mgPotassium: 608mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Christmas meal recipe, French Canadian Ragout de Pattes de Cochon, French Canadian Recipe, ragout de pattes de cochon, stewed pig’s feet
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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Comments

  1. Je fais toujours un ragoût de pattes et boulettes le 24 décembre. Aujourd’hui j’ai pas trouvé de pattes de cochon au Métro. Toi tu as trouvé ou?

  2. Knowing that this is pigs feet would prevent me even trying this! My daughter would probably love it – she eats things like 100 yr old eggs (that’s their name!). They are black in colour and it’s a fertilised egg. I saw her eat one and nearly puked on seeing the little beak.

  3. I have often seen pigs feet in Farm Boy and wondered “what on earth do you do with those?” Now I know! I really enjoy reading these recipes you have posted recently. Thanks!

  4. I love pigs feet, especially pickled pigs feet!! I’m going to have to make this dish up again sometime, it was great growing up in a meat butcher family, I love my meat!!

  5. Am trying to make ragout for my first time. I can’t seem to find a store in Ottawa that carries browned flour — and I’ve heard that browning flour yourself in a pan can really stink.

    Any suggestions where to buy browned flour in Ottawa?

    Can’t wait to try making this, I love ragout.

    • I just purchased mine at Sobeys. It’s called Toasted flour by Blouin. The package is yellow and red. They have a dark or light one, I chose the light one.

  6. Stewed ig’s feet sounds totally deliouc.I sometimes cook them like this with cabbage and onions.I am going to lov tryinng this recipe with all the spices in it.Thank you.

  7. I googled this item because I want to make it myself and landed here. My Franco Ontarian sister in law makes this for us at Christmas almost every year, completely from scratch along with her grandmothers tortierre. it’s absolutely wonderful, and one of my personal Christmas highlights. Yes , my wife seems envious at times.

  8. I have to say that the whole idea turns my stomach but I know people loved back in the day but I just can’t do it.

  9. My grandmother made this every new years day, along with cabage rolls when I was a kid. can’t say I liked it. but loved her tortiere. There somewhere the family recipe for this and my extended family has carried on the tradition.

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