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Pork Hocks With Vegetables


A budget meal with pork hocks and fresh vegetables, basic but very good.


  • 4 pork hocks
  • water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled, quartered
  • 4 medium white turnips, peeled, quartered
  • 2 to 3 large carrots, halved lengthwise then crosswise


Put ham hocks in a large kettle; cover with water. Add bay leaves, garlic, salt, and pepper; cover and simmer for 2 hours. Add vegetables and cook for 30 minutes longer. Skin the hocks; arrange on a platter with the vegetables. Serves 4.

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