Plain Pork (Ham) Hocks, approx 2lbs (Nicholyn Farms)
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A ham hock (or hough) or pork knuckle is the joint between the tibia/fibula and the metatarsals of the foot of a pig, where the foot was attached to the leg. It is the portion of the leg that is neither part of the hame proper nor the ankle or foot (trotter), but rather the extreme shank end of the leg bone.
Since this piece generally consists of much skin, tendons and ligaments, it requires long cooking through stewing or braising to be made palatable. The cut of meat can be cooked with greens and other vegetables or in flavourful sauces. It is often added to soups, such as pea and ham soup, with the meat being added to the soup prior to serving. The meat of particularly meaty hocks may be removed and served as is. Ham hocks add a distinctive flavour to various dishes. This is particularly true for collard greens, mustard greens, cabbage, green beans and navy beans.
There is one hock per package. Each package weighs about 2 pounds.
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