Yeah, yeah, I know. "Collard greens? Ewwww." "Hog Jowls? EWWWWW."
They were delicious with a sprinkle of black pepper, Tony's and salt.
Hog jowls run about $1.30 a pound in local supermarkets vs. nearly $4 a pound for hamhocks. We'll be using them more often.
Smoked neckbones are a fine seasoning meat, too, but they fall apart in cooking. Eating becomes an adventure of picking through beans or greens for bones.