I was a vegetarian for several years. I vowed, when I became a meat-eater again, that I would at least make an effort to use the whole animal. So now I’m taking it to the next level: I bought some chicken feet at the co-op last week. Why? Mainly because they add a rich natural source of gelatin to my homemade soups and stocks, and we’ve been going crazy with soup around here lately. Gelatin helps your body absorb the minerals in the stock.
Considering most commercial stocks and flavorings have MSG in them, now’s a great time to consider making your own. It’s really quite easy. And if you decide you want to add chicken feet, you can get them for VERY cheap. Just sayin’.