Ideas for a non-smoked ham hock?
Corn soup or pozole: boil to make broth, add shredded cabbage, canned hominy, kidney beans, and diced rutabaga. Shred meat in soup, enjoy.
Cure the hock for 9 days, rinse, serve boiled with 'kraut and boiled potatoes. Or a simple boil after the cure and into a jar with 1/2 vinegar/1/2 water to pickle.
Bring to boil, discard water. Add fresh water and boil for 3 hours. Pull meat and add to clean container, top with boiling liquid, add splash of vinegar, cover, let cool and fridge overnight. Slice and enjoy on crackers.
Cut hock into pieces, season with a pinch of cinnamon, ground clove, nutmeg, S&P. Pan roast (brown) in pan, remove, caramalize onion in the pan. Add hocks and water, simmer 2 hours. Thicken with burnt flour, add pork meat balls, cook until done. Serve with boiled potatoes.
Slice hock and brine overnight. Roast on bed of onions adding water to the pan as it goes. 3 hours later, serve with mashed potatoes.