How Long to Cook Ham Hocks. by Anthony (Fayetteville, NC) How long does it take to cook ham hocks?-----For most recipe that use ham hocks in some form or another, you want to boil the meat for 2-3 hours until very tender.
The exact cooking time for ham hocks depends on the cooking method and the cooking temperature; for example, ham hocks that are boiled in broth on low heat should cook for one or two hours. With cooking methods, such as smoking or braising, the meat can be tested for doneness based on texture.
How to Cook Ham Hocks. A ham hock is a thick cut of pork that comes from a pig's leg, from the area between the ham and the foot. You almost always buy ham hocks cured and smoked. This cut of meat can be cooked in a variety of ways, but...
Place the ham hocks in the stockpot and cover them with 8 cups of water. To draw out the most flavor from the ham hocks, the water should be cool. As the water warms up it will slowly cook the ham hocks, releasing the flavor.
There are a number of ways to cook smoked ham hocks, namely by roasting, grilling on the barbecue, deep-frying, and braising or boiling. All methods have different results but braising to begin with is advised as it makes the meat tender and trimming the fat easier.
How to cook a Ham Hock 1) Unwrap the ham hock from it's packaging. Rinse meat and place in boiling water or in my case, I am making soup, so I placed mine in the pan with the pre-soaked navy beans and homemade chicken broth. I'm making a big ol' gigantic batch to freeze some soup for quick meals later in the winter.
In a large saucepan, saute onion, celery and carrots over medium-high heat. Add peas and ham hock and cover with stock by a couple inches. Bring to a simmer and cook about 1 hour until soup is ...
It takes hours to cook hocks properly. It depends a bit on how many hocks you are cooking but I think 2 or 3 hours is a good start. Hocks have lots of collagen, tendon, and other connective tissue in them so they want long slow cooking to tenderi...
Leafy collard greens take a long, slow simmer in a ham hock bath, with flakes of hot pepper tossed in for kicks. Some folks like to shred the ham hock meat into the greens before serving up in bowls.
Place beans, ham hocks, onions and garlic in a large dutch oven filled with water. Add spices. Bring to boil. Simmer on med-low heat for 4 to 5 hours, adding more water as needed. Remove hamhocks when they are tender and falling apart; allow to cool so they can be handled. Remove meat from ham hocks (discarding fat and bones) and return to the ...