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Old 02-25-2011, 06:10 PM   #1
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What to do with pork hocks?

Does anyone have recipes for pork hocks besides soup? I have some in the freezer but not sure what to do with, not soup.
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:17 PM   #2
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I make soup beans, which really are much heartier than a regular soup. Here is my very simple recipe. You can substitute the salt pork for hocks.


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Old 02-25-2011, 06:30 PM   #3
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I make soup beans, which really are much heartier than a regular soup. Here is my very simple recipe. You can substitute the salt pork for hocks.

Nice one. Cassoulet is also a good French bean recipe. My mother used to make it and we would eat the beans and other meats and my father would eat the hocks.
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:36 PM   #4
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Idea 1. Though it's similar to a soup, it isn't soup. It's called New England Boiled Dinner and involves usually ham, or beef, though I've had it made with venison as well, big chunks of potatoes, cabbage leaves, chopped carrot, and onion. Season with salt and pepper.

For your ham hocks, place two ham hocks into a large pan along with two potatoes, cut into four pieces per spud, four carrots, peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks, 1/2 head of gree cabbage, with the leaves seperated, 1 onion, quartered, and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 45 minutes. Remove the ham hocks and take the meat off of the bone. Dice and add back to the boiled dinner.

You can either strain the broth out to be used with other meals, or leave it and serve everything in bowls.

Idea 2. Cut the meat from the ham hocks and dice. Add between layers of scalloped potatoes.

Idea 3. Cut the meat from the ham hock and finely dice. Combine with a mixture of 1/2 lb. melted cheddar cheese 1/2 lb. cream cream cheese. 2 tbs. minced onion and a dash of garlic. Let cool and form into a ball. Roll in slivered almonds. Serve with good crackers.

Idea 4. Cut the meat from the ham hock and mince. Add sweet pickle relish, and Miracle Whip salad dressing. Stir together to make sandwich spread.

5. Remove from the bone, dice, and add to quiche.

That should get you started.

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Old 02-25-2011, 06:45 PM   #5
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That sounds great too.

Also, there is red beans and rice. Also, greens! YUM!
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:18 PM   #6
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Cook'em up in a mess of your favorite greens...spinach, collards, etc.
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Cook'em up in a mess of your favorite greens...spinach, collards, etc.
Or even green beans. YUM
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beans are just the best.
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If they're smoked, I'd say turnip/mustard/collard greens and pinto beans. Serve 'em up with a big skillet of cornbread. If they're not smoked, I'd cook them with some sauerkraut.
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If they're smoked, I'd say turnip/mustard/collard greens and pinto beans. Serve 'em up with a big skillet of cornbread. If they're not smoked, I'd cook them with some sauerkraut.
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