This is a classic English dish. It is well worth the time and effort, especially if you are a confident cook. It is perfect on a warm summer’s day as a cold lunch.
You should be able to get ham hocks from all good non-halal butchers. The pigs’ trotters are used to flavour and enhance the gelatine around the meat, but aren’t eaten. Try to use leaves of gelatine for this recipe: it is known as ‘silver gelatine’ and has a firmer set than the powdered version. It is usually available in