What The Heck Is Ham Hock?!?
” A ham hock is the joint between the tibia/fibula and the metatarsals of the foot, where the foot was attached to the hog’s leg. It is the portion of the leg – also known as pork knuckle – that is neither part of the ham proper nor the foot or ankle, but rather the extreme shank end of the leg bone and the associated skin, fat, tendons, and muscle.”
Ewww! I’m sorry, but anything that is the “shank end” of anything does not sound appetizing! So, if not knowing what a ham hock is doesn’t make me southern, well I guess I’ll just take my bless her heart, y’all saying, twang talking self somewhere else! 😉
And y’all can just keep your ham hock, hog jowls and pigs feet and go on! Ha!