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French Canadian Ragoût de Pattes de Cochon

French Canadian "Ragoût de Pattes de Cochon” (Stewed Pig's Feet) Recipe

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.
2.50 from 4 votes
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Course Recipes
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 6 people
Calories 564 kcal


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


  • 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


  • 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.


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
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