I think this is more of a weekend dish as it takes 3 hours to make due to it being slow cooked, but I think it certainly makes a nice Saturday dish. I made the mistake of adding my loved all purpose seasoning to the ham hocks, completely forgetting that the ham hocks may already be salty. I had sliced potatoes and apples alongside the ham hocks which complimented it beautifully.
Here is how my ham hocks with potatoes, apples and vegetables turned out:
|Ham hock dinner|
I first started by seasoning ham hocks with all purpose seasoning and sage, although I would omit the salt out in the future.
I then placed the potatoes, apples and red onions along with the hocks and then added the beer in two oven dishes.
|Ham hocks with potatoes, apples and red onions|
After 3 hours the ham hocks were cooked. I checked on the hocks every hour or so, and needed to remove the excess liquid from the baking trays. Once cooked the meat from the hocks fell off and it was so soft and succulent.
|Ham hocks cooked|
Here is the recipe for the ber braised pork knuckles