Fresh-Ham Hocks, Country Style Recipe

Ham Hock
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Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time1 Hr 30 Min
Ready In1 Hr 50 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings6
MethodMain Ingredient


 Ham hocks5 Pound
 Apple cider1 Quart
 Cider vinegar1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Butter/Margarine1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Onion3 Cup (48 tbs), sliced
 Sugar1 Teaspoon
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste
 Yellow turnip4 Cup (64 tbs), cubed (1 Inch)
 Rutabaga1 1⁄2 Pound
 Bay leaf1
 Applesauce1 Pound

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1339 Calories from Fat 793

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 88 g136%

Saturated Fat 28.3 g141.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 203.5 mg

Sodium 517.3 mg21.6%

Total Carbohydrates 81 g27.1%

Dietary Fiber 9.2 g36.6%

Sugars 52.7 g

Protein 61 g122.1%

Vitamin A 5.1% Vitamin C 126%

Calcium 15.4% Iron 12.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. Wash ham hocks and dry with paper towels.

3. Take a 15-by-10-by-2-inch roasting pan and arrange the ham hocks.
4. Pour cider and vinegar over ham hocks, cover pan with foil and bake 1-1/2 hours, basting several times with liquid.
5. In a medium skillet in hot margarine, saute onion with sugar until onions are lightly browned.
6. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper and set aside.
7. Remove ham hocks from oven skim off fat and discard.
8. Add turnip and sprinkle with 1-1/2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
9. Add browned onion and bay leaf and bake, covered for 1-1/2 hours.
10. Remove foil spoon applesauce around ham hocks and bake, uncovered, 1/2 hour longer until ham hocks are very tender.

11. Serve with turnips and pan liquid spooned over all.