I remember being a child and my mum making a big pot of soup simmering away on top of the cooker with a ham hock plonked in the middle of the pot.
The most common other use for ham hock, particularly in restaurants, is to use it in a pressed terrine, which makes a fantastic starter with toast and piccalilli or chutney.
He said: "Aran Concerto was off the track from March 2007 until November 2008 with a hock
problem and he began to have problems with his other hock
after he won the Powers Gold Cup at Fairyhouse at Easter last year.
They wanted something that was meaty, tasty but still quite light as a starter so I suggested the Ham Hock
Terrine with toasted brioche and piccalilli.
and discard remaining Ingredients, Cool hocks to room temperature.
Finely shred hocks and season with salt and pepper.
There's a kind of emotional as well as social nihilism in Hocks
's insidious work, a sense of the nothingness of it all, which one can only tolerate with humor.
Lift out ham hocks
. Let cool slightly; pull meat off bones, discarding bones.
The salty smokiness of ham hocks
makes them the perfect accompaniment to lentils.
Lund's talented open-racer broke a hock
at the third bend during last Thursday's Coral Sussex Cup heats, and could not be caught until the pick-up.