Pork hocks are the last joint in the pork leg, just above the trotter. They consist of bone, skin, and a mixture of lean meat and fat that gets cured then smoked. Our pasture raised pork gives these hocks have an extra developed flavor.
Smoked pork hock is an excellent booster for beans, greens, and soups, adding a smoky, meaty flavor. After a long, slow cook, the pieces release their smoky, porky flavor, and the meat becomes tender enough to pull off the bone and mix into your finished dish.
Next time your cooking needs an extra oomph grab a hock!
Each package of Shaded Grove Farm Market smoked pork hocks weighs roughly a pound and a half which is enough for a large batch of your favorite recipe!