Polish Jellied Pigs Feet Recipe

Zimne Nogi

Prep time

15 minutes

additional time

5 hours

cook time

2hours 30 minutes

total time

7 hours 45 minutes

If eating pork, why not eat all of it? That’s what whoever invented this dish must have thought.

Here’s a classic Polish dish that many people have a different sort of love-hate relationship with. Zimne Nogi! – 50% of Poles think it’s disgusting and the other 50% love it.

Zimne Nogi is a cold jelly made from the feet of the pigs. That’s what it literally translates to too! Zimne means cold and nogi means legs, so this dish is Zimne Nogi or Cold Legs!

What Is Zimne Nogi?

Polish pigs’ feet jelly is a type of aspic made by cooking root vegetables such as carrots, celery, and parsley with pork legs till it forms a jelly. This jelly is then refrigerated till it sets and is always served cold!

Cooking the pigs’ feet for a long time allows the collagen in the tendons, bones, cartilage, and marrow to break down and form gelatin. Gelatin in turn is really good for bone, joint, and teeth health. The pork broth is also rich in nutrients and proteins.

Zimne Nogi is also gluten-free, keto, paleo, Whole30, and low carb. So it suits a number of diets!

Why Is Zimne Nogi Healthy?



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