German Pork Knuckle (Schweinshaxe) - Slow Roasted with Crispy crackling!
German Pork Knuckle (Schweinshaxe) - Slow Roasted with Crispy crackling!
  • prep: 20 min
  • cook: 3 hr
  • total: 3 hr 20 min
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  • Summary

    Recipe video above. Realistically, one knuckle will serve 2. But for wow factor, serve one per person!!!While producing tender Pork Knuckle flesh is straightforward enough, very few recipes truly nail the crispy crackling. So here is a recipe that finally does! The skin is crispy all over and fabulously bubbly, shattering into a thousand porky shards when you bite instead of breaking your teeth on hard, leathery patches!Meanwhile, the flesh is seasoned with traditional flavourings and the Pork Knuckle is served with an authentic, dark and malty German beer gravy. It's every carnivore's dream come true!

    Ingredients

    • 1 x 1.25kg / 2.5lb pork knuckle ((Note 1))
    • 2 tbsp white vinegar ((Note 2))
    • 3 garlic cloves (, cut into 4 - 6 slivers (Note 3))
    • 2 tsp salt (, kosher / cooking salt NOT table salt (Note 4))
    • 1 tsp black pepper
    • 1 tsp juniper berries ((Note 5))
    • 1 tsp caraway seeds
    • 1 tsp fennel seeds
    • 2 cups dark German beer ((Note 6))
    • 2 cups chicken stock / broth (, low sodium)
    • 1 carrot (, unpeeled, sliced 2cm / 0.8" thick)
    • 1 onion (, unpeeled, halved, cut into 1.25cm / 1/2" thick slices)
    • 1 head garlic (, cut in two halves horizontally)
    • 5 juniper berries ((Note 5))
    • 2 bay leaves (, preferably fresh otherwise dried)
    • 2 tsp cornflour/cornstarch
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1 tsp white sugar
    • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp salt (, kosher / cooking salt NOT table salt (Note 4))

    Instructions

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 2
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 0 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 0 mg 0%
    • Calcium: 0 mg 0%
    • Potassium: 0 mg 0%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 0 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
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