Dear Chowhound community,
I am back with another ramen related post. I might have finally found a source for fresh chicken feet in Germany (seems impossible, no market here for that) and I am going to add them to my bones for this weekends chicken & seafood 12 hour ramen broth.
Asking all chicken feet / ramen broth veterans: declawing and peeling?
Do these need to be done? I am not going to declaw i think, I mean what for?
Peeling on the other hand...They will not be eaten. I want all the collagen to gelatin goodness out of them. Should I peel chicken feet before simmering them with bones for 12 hrs or is this a redundant step?
Bonus question: While boiling 12 hours, water evaporates very quickly, i always top up to keep the bones submerged. I have seen this done by many good ramen places. Some cover the pot though and rarely top up...What do you guys recommend? I am probably going for toping up all the time and in the last hour reducing it a bit to intensify flavour.
Thanks a lot!