About pork leg
Leg is seen as the premium-quality pork joint. As a roasting joint, it provides lean meat, though it's the most costly cut. Steaks and diced meat from the leg are also very lean and good for grilling or stir-frying. The leg also gives ham and gammon, plus high-quality bacon.
Pork leg shank portion is the lower portion of the leg. It contains shank bone and part of the femur bone. Skin covers the shank and a small portion of the outside muscle. It is usually prepared by roasting or by cooking in liquid.