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Old 11-06-2010, 05:35 PM   #1
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Pork hocks?

What ever happened to pork haukes or pigs feet. My mom cooked them
different ways and they were so good. Loved the taste of the meat.
what there is on one. I still see them in the grocerie store but sure would like to here if someone would have some way of cooking them.Like I
mean what to cook with them.

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Old 11-06-2010, 05:51 PM   #2
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What ever happened to pork haukes or pigs feet. My mom cooked them
different ways and they were so good. Loved the taste of the meat.
what there is on one. I still see them in the grocerie store but sure would like to here if someone would have some way of cooking them.Like I
mean what to cook with them.
If you can get smoked pork hocks, put them in with your split peas to make split pea soup...or any bean soup.
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Old 11-07-2010, 04:27 AM   #3
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Pigs trotters are alive and well over here, I use them to make jelly stock for my Pork pies.
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:16 AM   #4
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Smoked hocks are standard in our grocery stores here in MO, but I don't see the actual feet very often. (Which is ok by me.)

I use the hocks in my green beans or dried beans.
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:23 AM   #5
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They are just great with any dried bean cooked up in the slow cooker/dutch oven. Near the end of cooking time, remove the hock and pick off the meat. Put the meat back in with the beans. So tasty. I like onion, garlic, carrot, bell pepper, oregano, bay leaf, lots of black pepper while the beans and hock cook. Great northerns and navy beans seem to be mostly traditional, but any bean really works. Don't add salt til after the beans are tender if using the slow cooker.
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:33 AM   #6
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We have a Menonite store (Sauders Store)near us and they always have the fresh pork hocks and oh my goodness what a difference. I don't buy the smoked ones anymore, I got spoiled with these. The meat on them is a meal intself and the flavor. oh goodness
I just did 2 of them with cabbage, lil potatoes onions carrots last week yum yum
try to find fresh if you can to give them a try.
Nothing wrong with the smoked ones - I used them for years
You might check with a butcher in your area and could order some
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:54 AM   #7
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I like to add the smoked hocks when cooking kale or collard greens. Wonderful flavor.
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Old 11-07-2010, 10:01 AM   #8
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Smoked or Fresh Hocks, and trotters ...all available here. ~~ Good Seasoning for, beans, peas, greens, soups, etc.

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Old 11-07-2010, 10:04 AM   #9
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Pigs trotters are alive and well over here, I use them to make jelly stock for my Pork pies.

Oink oink! Same over in Brighton, near where I live.

Trotters most butchers supply. Ask them to cut them in half. Then pop them in the pot, great for adding wonderful flavour to soups and stews. or, grilled and eaten just as they are, all crackly and caramalized. Delicious. And way cheap.

Smoked hocks are still cheap. Make a broth of them adding a bay leaf or two and an onion studded with a couple of cloves. Towards the end, add some fresh chpped sage or thyme, even dried is excellent. Add a can of mushy peas and there you will have one of the greatest cheapie and nourishing soups around: pea and ham soup.
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They are available in most supermarkets here.
I like to throw one or two in a pot of beans.
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