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Essential Stock: Pork Bones

Pork bone stock is one of the most versatile building block of Vietnamese soups. This stock takes less than 1.5 hours to make and freezes well. It is advisable to make big batches of this stock to put in the freezer. When you are ready to make soups such as Phnom Penh Noodle Soup or Hủ Tiếu Nam Vang, defrost the stock and this will cut your cooking time in half. Difficulty: Easy / Servings: Approximately 7-8 quarts depending on the evaporation / Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes Ingredients: 8.5 quarts of water 3 lb. of pork neck bones 1 teaspoon of salt 2 teaspoons of rock sugar   Directions A. Prepare the bones (5-10 minutes) Fill a large pot with enough water to cover the pork bones. Once the water comes to a rolling boil, add the pork bones and cook for 5 minutes so that the impurities and blood can be drawn out of the bones. Remove the bones and rinse clean. Discard the water. B. Prepare the stock (1 hour) Fill a large …