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This roasted pork knuckle recipe is served with bier jus, sauerkraut and mashed potato.

Ingredients

  • 4 fresh pork knuckles (forelegs are bigger and meatier, hind legs are smaller, more delicate)

  • 1tsp salt

  • ½ tsp ground white pepper

  • 1tsp dried marjoram

  • 1tsp dried rosemary

  • ½ tsp caraway seeds

  • Oil, for searing

  • 2 onions, cut into wedges

  • 3 cloves of garlic, peeled

  • 1tsp tomato paste

  • 250ml dark beer (Hofbräu Dunkel)

  • 500ml beef or chicken stock

  • 3 fresh sage leaves

  • 1 twig fresh thyme

  • 1tsp corn starch

  • Extra salt and pepper (to season)

Method

  • Pork Knuckle:

  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 170°C.

  • 2.

    Wash knuckles under cold, running water and dry with paper towels.

  • 3.

    Make a spice mix for the knuckle by grinding salt, pepper, marjoram, rosemary and caraway seeds in a pestle and mortar or spice mill. Rub knuckles thoroughly with spice mix.

  • 4.

    Sear knuckles in a roasting tray. Take out of tray and set aside.

  • 5.

    Roast onions and garlic in same tray until golden brown, add tomato paste and stir to dissolve.

  • 6.

    Add beer, stock, sage, thyme and shake to combine. Return knuckles to the tray, meat-side down.

  • 7.

    Roast for 2.5 hours, constantly basting knuckles with roasting liquid from pan.

  • 8.

    Raise oven temperature to 220°C for the last 15 minutes, to crisp knuckle skin. (Stop basting at this point).

  • 9.

    Take knuckles out of tray and rest for five minutes.

  • Bier Jus:

  • 1.

    To make bier jus, strain liquid from tray into a small pot, bring to boil.

  • 2.

    Thicken with corn starch.

  • 3.

    Season with salt and pepper.

  • To Serve:

  • 1.

    Serve knuckles with bier jus, sauerkraut and mashed potato. Enjoy with a glass of Hofbräu Dunkel.

Notes

Tip

You can prepare the spice mix ahead and keep in an air tight container or jar. This spice mix can be used for other German-style roasts, such as pork shoulder.

Try this delicious recipeĀ  during Oktoberfest at Lowenbrau Keller and at Bavarian Bier Cafes

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