Braised ham hock

This braised ham hock recipe is worthy of any celebration. Tender, juicy, and cooked to perfection!


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 120 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 576 / Protein 69g / Carbohydr. 6g / Fat 30g

Ingredients (4 servings)

1ham hock
2 stalksgreen onion
30 gginger
15 grock sugar
50 mlwhite wine
0.5 tspSichuan peppercorns
2star anise


large saucepan, plate, tongs, plastic wrap, cutting board, knife

Wine Tip

A fruity, light, low-tannin red wine is the perfect counterpart to the Sichuan pepper in this dish.

Step 1

Braised ham hock

Fill a large saucepan with just enough water to cover ham hock. Bring the water to a boil on high heat and place ham hock in pan.

large saucepan

1 ham hock

Step 2

Braised ham hock

Cut ends off green onions and then cut in half. Cut ginger into medallions.

cutting board, knife

2 stalks green onion / 30 g ginger

Step 3

Braised ham hock

Add ginger, green onions, rock sugar, white wine, Sichuan peppercorns, and star anise to pan. Reduce heat to medium and cook for approx. 50 – 60 min. Then, add salt to pan and cook on low heat for approx. 30 – 40 min.

15 g rock sugar / 50 ml white wine / 0.5 tsp Sichuan peppercorns / 2 star anise

Step 4

Braised ham hock

Remove ham hock from pot, transfer to a plate, and let cool for at least one hour.

plate, tongs

Step 5

Braised ham hock

Cut bone out of ham hock, cover with plastic wrap, and place in the fridge for approx. 2 hours.

plastic wrap, knife

Step 6

Braised ham hock

Cut ham hock into thin slices.

cutting board

Step 7

Braised ham hock

Serve with homemade garlic sauce. Enjoy!