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Ham Hock - Glossary Term

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Ham Hock
Fresh Ham Hocks
Ham Hock
Smoked Ham Hocks
A pork cut taken from the ankle joint on the leg of a pig, most often the foreleg. Ham Hocks are available fresh, smoked or cured. The Hock is used to flavor soups, stews, collard greens, and other slow-cooked or boiled dishes. This piece of meat may also be referred to as a cut from the shank or a shank cut.