If you're looking for Pork Hock Recipes, look no further! Here are 15 of the most delicious recipes.
Pork hock, or pork knuckle, is the joint that connects a pig's foot to its leg. It's a relatively tough and collagen-rich cut of pork.
It's an inexpensive cut that typically requires a slow-cooking process to become tender and flavorful.
These recipes will walk you through preparing pork hocks in various ways, such as slow cooking, air-frying, braising, and roasting.
This Braised Pork Osso Bucco is a tasty twist on the classic veal shanks dish!
In this recipe, you'll sear the pork shanks until golden and crispy and then simmer in an aromatic red wine broth for three hours until the meat is soft and tender.
It pairs well with a creamy polenta or simple gremolata made of lemon zest and fresh parsley!
This recipe features a slow-cooked pork hock with potatoes, carrots, tomato sauce, and spices. It's a delicious lunch treat that goes well with rice!
Combine all the ingredients in a slow cooker and cook for at least 8 hours. Add salt to taste before serving with warm white rice!
Braised Ti Pang is made with pork front hock, also known as the shank. The pork shank is blanched, seared, and braised in soy sauce, wine, and spices for several hours.
The flavorful sauce is then reduced to a gravy and poured over the finished dish.
Serve this dish with simple Chinese greens like blanched baby bok choy or stir-fried lettuce!
Oktoberfest wouldn't be complete without a crispy and juicy German pork hocks served with dumplings and sauerkraut on the side. Absolute bliss!
Simmer the pork hock for 90 minutes with the vegetables, spices, and beer, then roast in the oven for 60 minutes or until the skin is crispy. Then, prepare a sauce with the cooking water, garlic, leek, and carrots.
Serve this dish with traditional sides like potato dumplings or tangy sauerkraut!
This Polish Pork Hocks recipe is a traditional dish that takes 2-3 hours to cook and provides a savory and flavorful centerpiece.
Season and refrigerate the hocks overnight, then simmer with aromatic vegetables. Roast the hocks on sauerkraut until the meat is tender and succulent.
Serve with bread or potatoes!
Celebrate a special occasion with this Taiwanese Braised pork hock recipe! The meat is cooked until fork tender and packed with umami flavor.
Boil the hocks briefly to remove impurities, then scrub and place it in an Instant Pot with soy sauce, dark soy sauce, spices, garlic, ginger, green onion, Chinese cooking wine, brown sugar, and water. Pressure cook for 45 minutes.
Serve with your choice of rice or noodles!
Few things are as satisfying as a good beans and ham hocks recipe! The rich, smoky flavor of the ham hocks and creamy beans is heaven on a plate.
First, soak the beans for 2 hours, then simmer them with ham hocks and herbs for 1 hour. Sauté onions, celery, and carrots, add them to the broth with the beans, and simmer for 40 minutes!
Serve with cornbread or crusty bread and parsley sprinkled on top!
These herb-roasted ham hocks can be used as a main protein or to flavor your favorite soup recipe! In just 3 hours, you'll have flavorful, tender meat with crispy skin.
Preheat your oven to 450°F and cook pork hocks with onions, garlic, olive oil, and beef stock for 25 mins. Reduce the heat, add bay leaves, juniper berries, cinnamon sticks, and roast for another 2-3 hours until meat is melt-in-your-mouth tender.
Serve these stand-alone or use them as a base for your favorite soup.
Ham hock is brine-cured in this recipe, then slowly cooked until soft and baked with dark porter beer, honey, and mustard. The meat is aromatic and tender, while the skin stays golden and crispy.
To prepare, brine the ham hocks, then slowly cook them until soft before baking them in a dark porter beer marinade.
Serve with potatoes, fresh bread, dill pickles, and a cold beer for a comforting and hearty meal!
This smoked pork soup is one of our favorite pork hock recipes. It features a hearty broth with smoked ham hock and split peas.
Simply cook the smoked ham hock in a slow cooker with aromatics and chicken stock on low for 8-10 hours until the meat is tender. Then, strain the broth, add fresh aromatics and dried split peas, and simmer for an additional 8 hours.
Serve this hearty soup with crusty bread for a comforting meal!
11. Pata Kare-Kare
Pata Kare-Kare is a rich and creamy Filipino dish that features tender pork hocks in creamy peanut sauce. This recipe takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes to prepare.
To prepare, simmer the hocks with aromatics until tender, then create a sauce with onions, garlic, shrimp paste, peanut butter, and toasted rice flour. Add string beans, bok choy, and eggplant to the mix, and simmer until cooked.
Serve this dish with a side of sauteed shrimp paste for authenticity!
This delicious meat dish, known as crispy pata in the Philippines, gets a makeover by ditching the deep fryer with an air fryer.
To prepare, pierce the pork hock with many holes, simmer it in seasoned water, and then air fry it until the skin is browned and crispy.
Serve the crispy pork immediately while the skin is at its crispiest!
This braised pork shank recipe produces fall-off-the-bone meat in 2 hours.
To prepare, brown the pork shanks, sauté garlic, and fennel, add the tomatoes, wine, and chili flakes, then let it braise in the oven until the meat easily separates from the bone.
Serve with rice or crusty bread for a no-fuss meal!
Looking for a filling and delicious meal? Try this slow cooked pork hock recipe with traditional Chinese flavors.
Start by blanching the pork hocks to remove odors, then roast until the skin is crispy. Sauté ginger, garlic, and scallions; transfer to the slow cooker with spices and seasonings. Slow-cook, turning occasionally until its fork-tender.
Serve the pork in its sauce with rice and blanched Chinese vegetables.
Pork hocks are braised to tender perfection in a soy marinade. The dish is boneless for easy eating and has tons of skin, tendons, and meat for various textures.
To prepare, parboil and tie the boneless pork hocks, then braise in a soy marinade with ginger, garlic, and spices for two hours. Slice and then serve with the thickened sauce.
This is a traditional Cantonese dish that you're going to love!
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