Originally Posted by chicagokp
Love the kraut. I have never thought to put ham hocks in mine, but it makes sense.
I always buy the dutch cut kraut in bags. Then I will put in a colander in the sink and rinse well. You really need to ring it out like a cloth to get some of the brine out. Then, I cook in beer. That will remove a bunch of the sourness.
Then add that whole ham hock, bones and all... Man, that's what it is all about!