Want to try this Pork Shank idea out? We are adding a free shank to our next five 1/10th pig share orders. Just let us know you want one when you place your order!
The shank is one of those pork cuts that few people know what to do with, but can be absolutely amazing if you know how to prepare it!
A shank is the lower portion of the leg — below the hams on the back leg, and below the shoulder roasts up front.
When I was growing up, Mom would throw a smoked shank into a pot of beans to make them amazing. But the beans aren’t really necessary — the trick is to slowly braise the shanks for a delicious cut of pork that is on par with bacon.
Here is a recipe you can try out: http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/braised-pork-shanks