Ham Hocks 500/G
Why are they called Ham Hocks?
A ham hock or pork knuckle is the joint between the tibia/fibula and the metatarsals of the foot of a pig, where the foot was attached to the hog’s leg. It is the portion of the leg that is neither part of the ham proper nor the ankle or foot, but rather the extreme shank end of the leg bone.
Ham hocks are traditionally used to flavor Southern classics like black-eyed peas and collard greens. Though they contain too little meat to be worth eating on their own, they’re great for boosting the flavor of other dishes, much as a bouillon cube does.