Wild Turkey Feet Stew

While I was teaching in South Dakota we were always looking for new ways of funding our FFA activities. One year we sponsored a chicken BBQ at a local demolition derby where we sold chicken halves. We had raised around 300 fryers and dressed them ourselves. One of our members, Dewey, asked if he could have the feet when we were butchering. I asked him what the heck he was going to do with them. “EAT ‘EM” was his reply. Since then I’ve seen various recipes for chicken feet and have seen Andrew Zimmern eat them on his TV show. With spring turkey season coming soon I thought I’d share this recipe for turkey feet with you.

4 pair of turkey feet (around 2 pounds)
5 potatoes, cubed to stew size
4 onions, quartered
1 c green beans
1 c carrots, chunked
1 c celery, chunked
1 clove garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
Salt and pepper

Cut off the toe nails and wash feet. Place in stock pot and cover with water. Add the potatoes, onions, green beans, carrots, celery, garlic, bay leaf and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil and turn down to simmer until tender. Remove bay leaf before serving.

Keep your fork

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