Do This Quick Thing for the Best Comforting Winter Soups
To make comforting winter soups even more delicious, crisp the hock!
Crisping your ham hocks is ridiculously easy. All it takes is one extra step. Once you're done cooking the hock, shred it up and crisp the strips in a skillet. Let the strips sizzle in the frying pan over medium-high heat; you'll hear the crackling and smell the deliciousness. You'll end up with strips of crispy, flavorful, textural perfection.
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Try the technique on these top-rated soup recipes:
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