Generally, even if you make a high markup for your chicken feet with sauce, you should have a competitive advantage over vendors selling then in the malls. When you sell them to your neighbors, in particular, you can always price them lower because of your much lower distribution and overhead costs.
Start-up capital is 320 for 30 pieces of chicken feet, and time to finish is 1 hour.
- Wooden Ladle or whip
- Measuring spoons and cups
- Kitchen weighing scale
- Serving tray
- Pressure cooker or casserole
- Gas stove
- Wok or skillet
You can buy the ingredients at the supermarket or public market; the rest you’ll probably already have in your kitchen. You’ll need around P330.
- 1 kg Medium-sized chicken feet
- 1 clove Garlic
- 2 Medium pcs onions
- 1 tsp Chopped ginger
- 1 tbsp or 12 g Iodized salt
- 200 ml Tomato sauce
- 70 ml Tomato paste
- 1/2 cup or 125 g Refined white sugar
- 1 tbsp or 12 g White pepper
- 2 tsp or 12 g Chili powder
- 2 small pcs Red bell pepper
- 1 tbsp or 20 ml Sesame oil
- 1 can or about 235 ml Black beans
- 1/2 bar Butter
- Put the chicken feet in a pressure cooker and add 3 cups of water seasoned with 2 tsp of salt. Boil for 15 minutes or until tender. You can use a casserole if a pressure cooker isn’t available, but cooking will take a longer time (about an hour).
- When the chicken feet are tender enough, drain them and set aside, but keep the drained stock.
- White waiting for the chicken feet to cook, mince the garlic and onions, and chop the ginger to make a teaspoonful. Also prepare all the other ingredients.
- Once all the ingredients are set, put the butter on the wok or skillet and use medium heat to melt it. Saute garlic, onion and ginger, then add the chicken feet. Since they are already tender, you just need to stir-fry them for 5 to 10 minutes.
- After a few minutes, stir in the tomato sauce and tomato paste using the wooden ladle. Continue mixing, turning the chicken feet over every time in such a way that they won’t be broken or damaged.
- Then add 1 cup of stock. Simmer for few minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and season to taste. The sauce should have a sweet and salty blend.
- Simmer until the sauce thickens slightly. There’s no need to add salt to the sauce because the chicken feet are already salted, and the tausi or black beans also contribute salt.
- When the sauce is thick enough turn off the stove and put the dish in a serving tray or bowl.
How Much Will You Make
You can put a mark-up as high as 60% to get a selling price of P12.25 per piece. A kilo of chicken feet may have anywhere between 20 to 27 pieces, depending on the size of the chicken. To maximize your profit, buy medium-size chicken feet.
source: Mishell Malabaguio, www.entrepreneur.com.ph, photo from overseaspinoycooking.net