Cut the skin and the thin bones at the bottom of the joint around the bone.
Then pierce through the tight and cut along the bone on all four sides.
Cut the remaining thin bones and separate the meat from the bone. If a sharp knife isn't available use a pair of scissors to cut through the thin bones.
Cut the meat up into smaller pieces for quicker cooking.
Pour oil into a frying pan and on high heat braise the legs until at least one side gets golden brown.
Add the onion, garlic, parsley and the black pepper then mix them well with the meat.
When the onion gets a translucent / glassy look add the mustard, water and turn the heat down to medium low.
Cook it under lid until the meat gets tender enough for about 20 to 40 minutes depending of the chunks of the meat. The smaller the cuts the quicker it cooks. We are after a fairly thick and tasty stew here so the water doesn't need to be replaced. Nonetheless make sure the onion has enough liquid and stir it once in a while to avoid burning it black.
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