I do ham hocks and beans, any kind, split peas too! I only add salt after they are finished cooking, salt slows down the softening of boiling beans. Always salt when they are finished.
I get really good big meaty ham hocks from a local butcher in the area, part of the perks of being in an area that has a lot of livestock ranchers.
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