Neck bones are inexpensive and easy to cook. But don't be mistaken, this meat is packed with flavor and taste great. Growing up down south, this inexpensive meat and rice meal was a family favorite, both worked well on a tight budget. I ate this meat so much that I lost the taste for this dish for a while.
But guess what? I got my taste for neckbones back again.
Nowadays, most grocery stores and supermarket are making available smoked neckbones just like those delicious smoked ham hocks. I'll give you my ham hocks recipe later on, that is if you behave yourself.
Neck bones add a smoky, robust flavor to dishes that is unparalleled. They are perfect for creating slow-cooked soups, stews and sauces that will have your guests raving about the incredible flavor.
The generous amounts of collagen found in neck bones also give them a unique texture and adds nutrition to any meal. So if you’re looking for an unusual and flavorful ingredient to spice up your cooking, look no further than neck bones!
Over the years my mother adapted the basic neckbone and rice recipe. This recipe calls for green beans and white potatoes to be cooked up with the meat and served on a bed of rice. I definitely prefer the adaptation over the basic recipe.
Okay enough about me and the recipe. By now you probably have worked up an appetite and you are ready to try your hand at cooking this dish so you can get some food in your belly. If this is the case, here is the recipe for your enjoyment.
That was the recipe. I think we can both agree that this recipe is just too easy and simple. That being said, no excuse for you. Get in the kitchen and try this out if you want a truly authentic southern meal.
Oh there's something else I want to add.
All in all, neck bones offer an excellent culinary experience. From the smoky yet robust flavor of the meat to its affordability and ease of preparation, this dish is not just another meal but a link to our collective memory of where many of us come from: the South.
Whether it be with family or friends, bringing out an amazing savory dish of neck bones is a great way to enjoy hearty southern cooking that won't break the bank or take too much time!
So what are you waiting for?Grab some neck bones and get cooking!
And if you're like me and eating with others, be sure to tell everyone that you cooked up something extra special tonight. Let's bring it back to life—neck bones hot and ready. Bon Appetit!