How Long to Boil Ham Hocks
It takes 2 to 3 hours to boil ham hocks, so this isn't a dish to make when you're in a hurry. But ham hocks are a tasty cut of meat for a nice dinner, and they also make a great base for soup stock and other dishes. When they're done, the meat will be fork-tender. If you want to check their temperature with a meat thermometer, you'll be looking for them to reach at least 145 degrees. Then, you can either serve them or continue on with whatever recipe you need them for.