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    Schweinshaxe (Pork Knuckles)

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    3 hrs 40 mins

    10 mins

    3 hrs 30 mins

    Molly53's Note:

    A hearty German dish posted in response to a recipe request.

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    1. 1
      Wash and dice the leek, celery, carrot and onion.
    2. 2
      Cook pork knuckles, diced vegetables, salt and peppercorns in water to cover 2 to 3 hours or until tender; avoid overcooking.
    3. 3
      Remove from water; drain well reserving vegetables and cooking liquid.
    4. 4
      Preheat oven to 425F.
    5. 5
      Melt fat or shortening in an dutch oven.
    6. 6
      Add drained pork knuckles, cooked vegetables and a small amount of cooking liquid.
    7. 7
      Bake 30 minutes, moistening meat frequently with more cooking liquid.
    8. 8
      Just before meat is done, sprinkle with beer or water in which a good amount of salt has been dissolved.
    9. 9
      Add cumin to taste.
    10. 10
      Serve with potato or white bread dumplings or sauerkraut salad.
    11. 11
      Note: In Bavaria, the juices and cooking liquid are strained and served as an accompanying sauce.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 07, 2010


      Yes, this brought back memories of Bavaria, but it just wasn't the same as the Mahrs Brau pub. The BEST! I will try this again when the grill is free of snow to get that crispy crust on the fat.

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    • on May 03, 2009


      Brought back memories of Germany

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    • on December 05, 2007


      This dish was a very easy, and not a hassel to put out at all. I lived in Germany for many years and this meal came very close to the pork knuckles I had there. How ever whe it came to roasting the knuckles I ended up bumping the heat up to 475, and adding an additional 20 mins ( my oven is an old girl) other thatn that it was very nice, and I would make it again :) Thanks

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    Nutritional Facts for Schweinshaxe (Pork Knuckles)

    Serving Size: 1 (150 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 66.0
    Calories from Fat 2
    Total Fat 0.3 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 47.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 15.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.7 g
    Sugars 5.8 g
    Protein 1.6 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    pork knuckles

    cooking fat

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