Give your stomach a new feel with this fatty cow foot soup recipe
This is truly a delightful meal that gives you comfort mostly during cold seasons.
Cow foot soup is not a meal for everyone because most Africans do not buy the idea of eating the feet of any animal but there is no harm in trying this fatty, gelatinous, and spicy dish.
This one-pot dish can be cooked in different ways depending on the country you are from and can be made into a wholesome meal when yam is added to it.
2 hours 10 minutes
3 pounds cow foot
1 pound yam or plantain
1 large onion diced
½ cup diced celery
2-3 green onion chopped
3 thyme sprigs
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 tablespoon minced garlic
½ -1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
8-12 ounce carrot sliced
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 scotch bonnet pepper optional
Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat a large heavy bottom sauce pan with about 2 tablespoon s oil then add onions, celery and sauté for about a minute or two
- Add all the spices paprika, garlic, cayenne pepper, thyme, bouillon and salt to taste. Stir for another minute, throw in the cow foot, continue stirring for about 2 minutes add a little bit of water if needed.
- Gently add about 8 -10 cups of water to the pot, bring to a boil and simmer for about 2 -3 hours.
- About 20 minutes before it is ready add yam ,carrot and green onion– cook until yam is tender. Adjust seasonings and thickness of soup.
Your cow foot soup is ready! Seve warm.