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    I have a pig leg, now what?!

    We were given almost a 1/2 a pig worth of meat for payment for something my husband helped out with for a friend. Anyway, he sent us a whole pig leg (minus the foot!) and I am guessing it is so I can make a ham with it. But what do I do? I have no clue where to even start with this. I placed it in the freezer so I had time to research and come up with a plan.

    So what should I do with this? Thoughts?

    #2
    Do you have a dog?

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    • tamidw
      tamidw commented
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      I do have two dogs. But I'm not going to give them all that meat! 😃

    • bbqLuv
      bbqLuv commented
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      Do Have a Dog? I busted out laughing. LOL. Priceless.
      Now that pairs will with PBR.

    #3
    First I would find a butcher that will break it down for you. Ham, shanks, etc.

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    • tamidw
      tamidw commented
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      This might be my best option as I think I also need to pull up a map of a pig and determine all the parts of meat I have on the leg. Good idea!

    #4
    For at least part of it

    SCHWEINSHAXE


    https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/fo...kle#post469300
    Last edited by Polarbear777; March 23, 2021, 05:28 PM.

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    • tamidw
      tamidw commented
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      That looks really good!

    • JCGrill
      JCGrill commented
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      Mmmm schweinehaxe....

    • bbqLuv
      bbqLuv commented
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      Schweinshaxe (as it's called in southern Germany) is a roasted ham hock or pork knuckle and usually served with sauerkraut Eisbein (as it's called in northern Germany) is usually boiled and served with sauerkraut and pureed yellow peas

      I learned something new.

    #5
    Maloney and Porcelli in Midtown Manhattan serves a deep fried pork shank that is to die for. Just saying.

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      #6
      First thing that came to mind:

      https://www.rednumberone.com/pork-knuckle-recipe/

      There may be better recipes for this out there but I loved it when I had it in the Czech Republic.
      Last edited by IFindZeroBadCooks; March 23, 2021, 05:56 PM.

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      • tamidw
        tamidw commented
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        That sounds awesome! I'll have to look into it too.

      #7
      Is it a front leg? If so I have made Ecuadorian Roasted Pork Leg which turned out very good.
      http://laylita.com/recipes/2008/01/0...sted-pork-leg/

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      • latenight71
        latenight71 commented
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        i was going to ask if it was a right or a left leg and if the same theory applies from brisket?

      #8
      Definitely ham for part, I think. Not hard to do it if you have a big enough fridge and a large container or zip bag. You need curing salt though.

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        #9
        Put some pants on and nobody will notice!

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        • Willy
          Willy commented
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          Unless the pig leg is shorter than her other leg...

        • tamidw
          tamidw commented
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          🤣🤣 You guys crack me up!

        • Jared49
          Jared49 commented
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          I was going to say buy a pirate costume but then I put my glasses on and saw it was pig leg.

        #10
        I've gotten hogs before. I've used a sharp knife and de-boned the whole ham leg and then slice it into several sections. I will smoke a decent sized chunk of it and it tastes alot like Boston butt. I will also slice the middle section into ham steaks. Remember unless you salt cure it, the meat will not be salty at all. I really like green ham though.

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          #11
          Country Ham:
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcwu6K4crHc&t=8s

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            #12
            This is twice I’ve come to this post & miss read it. Life gets tough when you have to stop & think once in awhile. My first response is “aye matey...........”

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            • tamidw
              tamidw commented
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              Haha! Glad I can keep you on your toes thinking! 😁 Looking back at the title I guess I could have worded it differently but then there wouldn't be any fun in it.

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