Saw the pig knuckles in the store & couldn’t resist. This one took me back to my youth & staring at the hock & saying to my parents “That is so, so very gross!” – but, then proceeding to eat it anyways.
Super easy recipe – beware this meal will backfire on you later that is for sure. Just when I thought that enough time had elapsed & was out of the so called dutch oven phase, bam. Pull out the heavy artillery & prepare for even the dog to look at you sideways.
Here is the lowdown to the swine meal:
2/3 large smoked ham hocks
8oz great northern beans, dried
8oz pinto beans, dried
1 yellow onion diced
2 cloves garlic minced
5 cups water
1 cup vegtable broth
pepper to taste
Get beans ready by washing off – then filing large pan w/ water 2 inches over beans. Boil for 3-5 mins. then cover & let sit for one hour (don’t pull the lid off damn you!). This softens them up w/o letting them sit over night.
Throw all of this in cooker for 6 hrs on high (your place will smell like a fart before you even eat it).
Would have served w/ biscuits or cornbread, but alas, had none – so just did up some classic spinach for side.
This one was nothing fancy & pretty darn easy & super cheap – think w/ total cost was about 8 bucks – plus had tons of leftovers – keep in mind to skim the fat off top before putting in fridge or you’ll find some hock smegma when you lift lid off.