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    Ham Hocks vs Ham Shanks and Beans...

    I Married Shrek
    Sun Feb 27, 2005 1:28 pm
    Experienced "Head Chef" Poster
    Hi All! I love my 'zaar but when I search for a standard recipe for Ham Hocks and Beans I'm just getting #51459, which looks good, but I'm not sure if my beans will work with that particular recipe and not sure if shanks can replace the hocks. I have both Hocks and Shanks as I ended up going to 2 grocery stores to find them. The shanks look and smell heavenly, but wondering if the fat content is going to be enough to give me a nice and flavorful bean. I'm not sure how much of the beans to use vs the hocks

    Does anyone have any tried and true methods for cooking these up in a crockpot? I've got a small bag of White Northern Beans that I've soaked overnight and would like to get them into the crockpot in time for dinner. If nothing else, I would definitely like your opinions on it even if it doesn't help me today...
    This is the crockpot I have, if it helps any..
    kris in ks
    Mon Feb 28, 2005 3:51 pm
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    I prefer to use ham shanks over ham hocks. To me, the ham hocks don't deliver as much meat after hours of cooking. If I can only find ham hock, then I also buy a ham steak or thick cut sliced ham and throw that in the crockpot as well. To make mine, I put in my soaked beans, chicken broth, lots of salt and pepper, ham shanks, 1 onion (usually I just cut it into quarters) and 2 bay leaves. Then I cook it all day. Hope that helps!

    Kristen
    Shirl (J) 831
    Sat Mar 05, 2005 7:00 pm
    Forum Host
    I would have to agree with Kris pretty much the same way she does it, is the way I do it.

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    Chris Brad
    Thu Mar 31, 2005 3:51 pm
    Regular "Line Cook" Poster
    I have a leftover ham bone from Easter with quite a lot of meat on it still, and was going to use it tomorrow for beans. Thanks for the suggestion of chicken broth!
    Chris Brad
    Tue Apr 05, 2005 9:38 pm
    Regular "Line Cook" Poster
    I had made chicken the night before, kept the "drippings" and put it in the frig overnight. In the morning, I scooped the fat off, and used it with the beans and ham the next day. Dh said it was the best beans he ever had!
    Auntie Jan
    Fri Apr 22, 2005 11:59 pm
    Forum Host
    Ham Shanks Rule!
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