You're probably familiar with the Krakus brand. For years, Krakus Imported Ham has been sold at delis, and it's been a staple purchase for my family for as long as I can remember. So, when I recently found some other varieties of Krakus pork products, I decided to try them out and see if their different kinds of canned pork could live up to the Krakus reputation.
With that in mind, I present to you the first review in a new series: Krakus Pork Shank in Hunter Gravy.
Okay, so it's not much to look at when you pop the can open and peer at the strange damp mass inside. But once it's been tipped into a bowl and heated for a couple minutes in the microwave, there's a transformation.
Heated up, you'll find big meaty chunks in a delicious (though a bit fatty) gravy. Hocks aren't the finest cut of the pig, so don't expect firm, lean cubes of pork stew - expect to get some fatty bits and lines of softly rendered gristle. The flavor is very close to homemade. Skim off a bit of the fat, make a roux, and thicken the gravy, dish it out with some leftover mashed potatoes and some canned corn, and you'd have a pretty decent quick lunch or even a light supper.