Pressure Cooker Dim Sum Chicken Feet (Ceker Ayam Dim Sum)

Pressure Cooker Dim Sum Chicken Feet (Ceker Ayam Dim Sum)

Course: Appetizer, Dim Sum, Snack
Cuisine: Chinese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Marvellina
Chicken Feet is fried briefly and then pressure cooked in spices and seasonings is one of the popular dim sum dishes across Asia
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Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp Salt to rub the chicken feet
  • 500 gr chicken feet
  • Cooking oil for deep frying
  • ice water enough to submerge the fried chicken feet
  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil if braising

Seasoning:

Garnish:

  • 1 stalk green onion green part only, finely chopped

Instructions

Preparing Chicken feet:

  • Use a sharp knife to cut off the nail from the feet. Remove any brownish or yellowish spots from the skin if you see any. Rub the chicken feet with salt all over. Rinse off the salt of the chicken feet in a clean water. Pat them really dry with an absorbent paper towel
  • Preheat enough oil to deep fry the chicken feet. Preferably in a pot or wok that has a lid (because it will splatter when you deep fry them).  You may need to do this in batches. While the oil is heating, get the seasoning ingredients ready. 
  • Deep fry the chicken feet batch by batch if necessary. Fry until they turn pale golden brown and dry, about 5 minutes. Remove the chicken feet and submerge into the ice-cold water. Repeat with the rest of the chicken feet. Let the feet soak in the ice cold water for 2 hours. 

Steaming with Instant Pot or pressure cooker:

  • Pour 2 cups of water in the inner pot. Place the trivet on top. Transfer the soaked chicken feet in a large bowl (that can fit in your instant pot). Pour the seasoning ingredient over. Place the bowl on top of the trivet. Close the lid and press Pressure Cooker, High Pressure and set the timer to 30 minutes. When the timer is done, do quick release by carefully turning the steam release handle to vent and wait until the pressure valve to collapse all the way and then uncover the lid. Sprinkle some chopped green onion and serve immediately

Braising with Instant Pot:

  • Press saute on instant pot. Add oil and when it says "hot", add garlic and ginger and saute for 1 minute. Add star anises and stir fry for another 30 seconds. Add the chicken feet, oyster sauce, soy sauce, red chili and stir to mix everything. Pour in the water. Turn off saute and close the lid. Press Pressure Cooker, high pressure and set the timer to 25 minutes. Do quick release by carefully turning the steam release handle to vent and wait until the pressure valve to collapse all the way and then uncover the lid. Sprinkle some chopped green onion and serve immediately

Steaming on stove-top:

  • Get your steamer ready and bring the water to a boil. Transfer the soaked chicken feet in a large bowl and pour the seasoning ingredient over. Steam for the next 45-50 minutes or until the chicken feet is tender

Braising on stove-top:

  • Preheat a pot with a lid and add cooking oil. Add garlic and ginger and saute for 1 minute. Add star anises and stir fry for another 30 seconds. Add the chicken feet, oyster sauce, soy sauce, red chili and stir to mix everything. Pour in the water and let it come to a gentle simmer. Close the lid and let it gently simmer for the next 1 hour or until the chicken feet is tender. Sprinkle some chopped green onion and serve immediately