Loh Chi Keok (Braised Pig’s Trotter)

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Ready : 3 hr 15 mins [Prep : 5 mins † Cooking : 3 hrs 10 mins]
Serve :  4 with other dishes
Generic :  Braise
Level :  Easy
Idle :  3 hrs Printable Recipe.


Heavenly Sauce Soft-Tender Pig’s Trotter

“Loh Chi Keok” (Braised Pork Trotter in Dark Soy) is almost similar to “Chi Keok Cho” (Pig’s Trotter in Sweetened Black Vinegar) – click for details, but without the Black Vinegar and sourness. While the cooking method is quite similar, the flavor certainly triggers a whole new set of taste buds. The thick sauce is heavenly !! Here’s The Viand’s version of Loh Chi Keok” (Braised Pork Trotter in Dark Soy).

IngredientS

 

MAIN :

  • Thoroughly cleaned chopped Pig’s Trotter – to bite size.

SIDE :

  • Smashed Ginger, Shallot and Garlic, coarsely grounded Black Pepper, Cinnamon stick and Anise. Optional – a few Dried chili (just for some kick). And a few Eggs.
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    Just a stick of Cinnamon and a petal or two of Anise because both can be very overpowering.

SEASONING :

  • Sesame oil, Rock sugar (normal sugar is fine), Salt and coarsely grounded Black pepper. A little of Gula Melaka (Palm sugar) will certainly elevate the flavors. All to taste. ** Note : Just dash of everything, if U prefer a stronger intensity of an ingredient flavor, simply add a little extra of that ingredient/spice – no rocket scientific measurement here. Always taste your Seasoning !!!

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  • Step 1 : Start by boiling a pot of water. Boil a couple of Eggs. Hard boil, abt 8-10 mins. Remove from the water and soak in cold water immediately for a few minutes, this will ensure easy peeling of the Eggs. Set aside.
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    With the same pot of water, bring to boil again. Blanch the Pig’s Trotter to get rid of unwanted impurities – for abt 5 mins. Drain and set aside.
  • Step 2 : Saute the smashed Ginger, Garlic, Dried Chillis and maybe some coarsely grounded Black pepper in Sesame oil till aromatic. Add the Pig’s Trotter and saute till Fat starts to render.
  • Step 3 : Add dark Soy and mix well. Add water and bring to boil.
  • Step 4 : Add the hard-boiled eggs. Bring to boil and then turn the heat to low and simmer till Trotter soften and sauce thicken – abt 3 hrs. Season with Salt and Sugar to taste. Viola, ur pot of Soft-Tender, “Loh Chi Keok (Braised Pig’s Trotter)” is ready to be served hot.

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