Boiled Pork Hocks


A very old-fashioned, inexpensive meal. Two hocks will have enough meat for one serving.


3-4 lbs pork hocks

3 onions, thickly sliced

1 Tbsp coarse salt

1 tsp pickling spices

1 bay leaf

1 cup water

4-6 carrots, cut in 2-inch pieces

1 medium cabbage, quartered


Serves ?


Place the hocks in a heavy saucepan or Dutch oven. Add the onions, salt, pickling spices, bay leaf and water.

Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and boil slowly for 2 hours or until meat is tender.

Add vegetables 30 minutes before the end of the cooking period.

Source: no idea -- probably my Mom