Not sure if you are are referring to ham hocks or pork hocks, ham hocks are already smoked and can be eaten as is. They make a great addition to soups or baked beans and need no further cooking or smoking. Pork hocks on the other hand can be smoked, cured, or what ever you would do with pork. Fresh pork hocks contain a lot of connective tissue and the meat can be tough requiring a long, slow and low cooking.good luck!
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