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Ragoût de Pattes de Cochon Recipe (Stewed Pig's Feet)

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 to be served with the turkey for Christmas dinner.
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Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 30 mins
Course Recipes
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 4 people


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