Friday, 26 October 2012

Roasted pork hocks

For the past few weeks we have been on a mission to work through some of the excess in the freezer and the pantry. Digging around for inspiration in the freezer last week i came across 2 ham hocks. My first thought was soup but the other suggested we roasted them. A quick google search later and yes it appears you can indeed roast them.
So we picked out a recipe called Polish pork hocks and off we went.
First up you boil the pork hocks in a pot with veges, salt and vinegar for a few hours. After they were boiled i realised i hadn't burnt the hair off. Ick, i'm sorry i'm a totally towny there should not be hair on my food. So the other half got the job much to his delight as it meant he could do it with his butane torch.

A lighter probably would have done the job but no where near as much fun i suppose.

Then into the oven they go, i only basted them with honey and a sprinkle of salt.
40 minutes later, golden sticky pork hocks.

They were actually very tasty, the meat was tender and had a very mild ham flavour. A good change from the usual pea and ham soup. Also pork hocks are cheap to buy, so double bonus.

I hope you're all having a great week.

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