Pickled Pork Hocks are a fully cooked, ready to eat, pickled delicacy. Bay View Packing Company sorts and selects only those hocks which meet their high standards, which are then hand trimmed, final inspected, and packed. A no carbohydrate, high protein treat! Two 34 ounce jars. No refrigeration needed before or after opening. Best when eaten within 3-4 months.
Pork Hock pieces (not whole pork hocks) are cut from a full pork shoulder and center cut to give the meatiest and leanest hocks. They are all sliced, trimmed, and packed by hand. Refrigeration of this product is not required, even after opening. Refrigeration will make your hocks firmer and tougher than if left out at room temperature. They will soften over time from the vinegar in the brine. To maintain the quality of the pork hocks, keep them below the brine level for storage purposes. The red color of the pork hocks comes from two sources. First, they are a cured product that turns it from the natural color of pork, which is a light brown, to red. Second, Red #40 is added to the brine to lock in the cured color.