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Unsmoked Bacon Knuckles

Perfect for making rich and silky textured Stews, Soups or Stocks.
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Perfect for making rich and silky textured Stews, Soups or Stocks.

​​​​​​​Left on the Bone for maximum flavour 

Outdoor-reared​​​​​​​ Pork that tastes like what Pork is meant to taste like!

Only Premium Quality, slow maturing Pork 

We use only Premium Quality, Outdoor-reared​​​​​​​ , additive-free, slow-maturing Pork which provides the most succulent of rich Porky flavours and textures - from farms with impeccable provenance and world class standards of ethical husbandry 

Absolutely, totally Free Range Pork

Our Pigs are born outside - and spend almost all their entire lives outdoors in the fresh air, with freedom to roam in large paddocks, rooting around in the sandy soil and playing with their peers.

Distinctly porky flavour and succulence

By growing at a much slower, more natural rate, our Premium Quality, Outdoor-reared​​​​​​​  Pork acquires a traditional, distinctly Porky flavour and succulence - that has been largely forgotten amongst today's mass produced Pork. 

Our Outdoor-reared​​​​​​​, Dry-aged and Unsmoked Hocks are cut at the first joint of the Hind Leg - and are perfect for making heart-warming, rich and silky textured Stews, Soups or Stocks.  

Thicken and enrich

Bacon Knuckles yield lots of Gelatine and flavour which serve to thicken and enrich the dishes they are used in.

They are exceptionally good boiled with Pulses, and Root Vegetables - usually with the cooked meat and skin chopped and returned to the pan for that extra Porky lift of flavours.  

Elizabeth David - Le Jambonneau ​​​​​​​

Elizabeth David even has a recipe called Le Jambonneau which presents the Knuckle rather like a Shank - but with the meat pushed down the bone, bread crumbed - with a little frill on top - and served like a warm mini Ham.  

At the very heart

Whilst Bacon Knuckle is at the very heart of the world-wide Bavarian favourite roasting dish - Schweinhaxe   

A treat not to be missed

Roasted, Braised or crisped up in the Frying pan - whichever way you like it - this is a treat not to be missed

Best Low and slow roasted - or low and slow braised 

Do check out our How to Cook/Related Recipes button for lots of ideas and recipes for your Unsmoked Bacon Knuckles.

Product Code:
Z809

Unsmoked Bacon Knuckles

Perfect for making rich and silky textured Stews, Soups or Stocks.

​​​​​​​Left on the Bone for maximum flavour 

Outdoor-reared​​​​​​​ Pork that tastes like what Pork is meant to taste like!

Only Premium Quality, slow maturing Pork 

We use only Premium Quality, Outdoor-reared​​​​​​​ , additive-free, slow-maturing Pork which provides the most succulent of rich Porky flavours and textures - from farms with impeccable provenance and world class standards of ethical husbandry 

Absolutely, totally Free Range Pork

Our Pigs are born outside - and spend almost all their entire lives outdoors in the fresh air, with freedom to roam in large paddocks, rooting around in the sandy soil and playing with their peers.

Distinctly porky flavour and succulence

By growing at a much slower, more natural rate, our Premium Quality, Outdoor-reared​​​​​​​  Pork acquires a traditional, distinctly Porky flavour and succulence - that has been largely forgotten amongst today's mass produced Pork. 

Our Outdoor-reared​​​​​​​, Dry-aged and Unsmoked Hocks are cut at the first joint of the Hind Leg - and are perfect for making heart-warming, rich and silky textured Stews, Soups or Stocks.  

Thicken and enrich

Bacon Knuckles yield lots of Gelatine and flavour which serve to thicken and enrich the dishes they are used in.

They are exceptionally good boiled with Pulses, and Root Vegetables - usually with the cooked meat and skin chopped and returned to the pan for that extra Porky lift of flavours.  

Elizabeth David - Le Jambonneau ​​​​​​​

Elizabeth David even has a recipe called Le Jambonneau which presents the Knuckle rather like a Shank - but with the meat pushed down the bone, bread crumbed - with a little frill on top - and served like a warm mini Ham.  

At the very heart

Whilst Bacon Knuckle is at the very heart of the world-wide Bavarian favourite roasting dish - Schweinhaxe   

A treat not to be missed

Roasted, Braised or crisped up in the Frying pan - whichever way you like it - this is a treat not to be missed

Best Low and slow roasted - or low and slow braised 

Do check out our How to Cook/Related Recipes button for lots of ideas and recipes for your Unsmoked Bacon Knuckles.

Unsmoked Bacon Knuckles

INGREDIENTS: Pork 98%, Salt, Demerara Sugar, Preservatives (E250, E252)

ALLERGEN ADVICE: For Allergens, including Cereals containing Gluten, see Ingredients in Bold.
Cook thoroughly

Unsmoked Bacon Knuckles

Ham hock – the bit between a pig’s front trotter and shoulder - or Rear leg and trotter as butchers.
would call it. A cured hock is known as a knuckle of bacon – great for boiling with lentils, dried peas and other pulses.   

I am going to use a knuckle of bacon for this week’s recipe to prepare 2 dished with – boiled ham hock with parsley sauce, also yellow split peas and bacon soup.  

The ham hock will yield 2 main course portions when served with accompanying vegetables, grain mustard mash, parsley carrots and buttered cabbage marry well,   parsley sauce essential. However the stock from simmering the bacon will be sufficient for 8 portions of soup. So In these credit crunch times, 5-6 portions from a   £3.19 joint – not bad at 63p a portion.  

Slow braised ham hock, parsley sauce – serves 2 
 

Ham hock 

1 400g ham hock
1 large carrot, roughly chopped
1 large leek, roughly chopped
1 large Spanish onion, roughly chopped
4 sticks of celery, roughly chopped
1 bay leaf
12 black peppercorns
Plenty of cold water
Parsley sauce
25g butter
3 level tbsp plain flour
200ml milk  
White pepper  
Handful chopped flat leaf parsley  
Optional: 1 egg yolk  
30ml single cream  
Grated rind of a lemon

Cooking a ham hock (& making delicious stock)  Often ham hocks will be sold vac - packed in vacuum-sealed packets. Open the packet   and soak the joint for 12 hours in cold water, refresh or change the water a couple of   times during this period.

Put the joint in a large pan of cold water, skin side down. Add a roughly chopped   carrot, roughly chopped leek, roughly chopped onion, 4 roughly chopped sticks of   celery, a bay leaf and a few black peppercorns.  

Slowly bring the pan to simmer, skim off any scum that floats to the surface. Simmer   the joint for 1½ hours, or until the meat is completely and utterly tender.  Remove the joint from the cooking liquor. The rind should peel away easily (if it   doesn’t, return to the pan for further cooking). Remove the rind and any excess fat   that you don’t fancy eating.

Flake the meat from the bone and serve with parsley sauce.
Reserve the stock to prepare the soup with.

Parsley sauce

Melt the butter in a small saucepan, add the flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Season with white pepper. Salt is unnecessary because the ham hock is so   salty. Stir in the parsley.

For a chefy twist, whisk an egg yolk into 30ml single cream; stir in over a low heat,   which adds an extra gloss and thickness to the sauce.  

If you want to go completely over the top, add the finely grated zest of a lemon

Unsmoked Bacon Knuckles

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Unsmoked Bacon Knuckles

Product Code:
Z809