Pork knuckle baked in the oven (iceberg) is the crown dish of Oktoberfest, the real pride of Bavaria and the most delicious appetizer for beer. For the right to call the baked rulk, the Germans, Austrians and Czechs have long been competing with their national treasure. Each of them has a special recipe for cooking pork shank. But all the recipes are reduced to about one list of ingredients and similar culinary manipulations. And the essence of the dish is one: delicious pork meat fried in the oven with spices and beer. Therefore, let's leave the culinary debate to those who need them, and we will learn how to prepare a juicy pork rudder, baked in the oven in the sleeve or using aerogril. The dish is perfectly combined with a product such as quince.

Pork knuckle baked in the oven in foil — step-by-step recipe with photos

First we suggest to master a simple variation - a birch baked in an oven in foil. A similar recipe was offered by the culinary blogger Anastasia Skripkina. Thanks to the use of foil and marinating, the meat on the shank is fried faster. There are no special rules for choosing a shank for this dish. The main thing is that the meat was fresh and desirable belonged to a young animal. (You can buy pork rulk in almost any city (Moscow, Armavir, Sochi, etc.) Often in restaurants there is an action when when ordering a dish they serve free beer - Wikipedia).

Necessary ingredients:

  • pork knuckle - 1-1.5 kg
  • juniper berries – 1 tsp.
  • cumin – 1 tsp
  • black pepper – 1/2 tsp
  • salt – 1 tsp .
  • garlic – 2 cloves
  • dark beer – 250 ml.
  • vegetables for packing (potatoes, carrots, onions)

Step by step instructions

  1. Carefully wash the pork knuckle and dry it with a towel.
  2. Mix the juniper berries, salt, cumin and black pepper. Grind spices in a mortar and grate the knuckle of the resulting fragrant mixture. Send ham hock in the fridge overnight.
  3. First thing in the morning, prepare the vegetables. They will become a cushion for our knees. Wash and peel the potatoes, onions and carrots. Potatoes cut in half, carrot cubes, and onion rings. Put vegetables in bottom of deep baking pan, on top place the pork and pour in the dark beer.
  4. Cover the baking form with aluminium foil and send a knuckle in the oven, preheated to 180 degrees. Cooking time is approximately 1-1.5 hours.

Attention!  Do not remove the foil during baking. High temperatures, combined with hot fats and sloppiness, can lead to burns. The process of preparing pork shank in foil does not require visual inspection.

  • After half an hour remove the pork shanks from the oven and remove the foil. With a fork pierce pork skin — it should be soft. With a sharp knife make shallow cuts across the surface of the shank.
  • Liberally pour pork shank with a sauce of melted fat and beer. Send the shank back in the oven, but this time without the foil and with increased temperature — 250 degrees. Time from 20 minutes to an hour. The finished shank will be when pork skin cracks on the sections and will attain a rich caramel shade.
  • Pork knuckle baked in the oven from Yulia Vysotskaya — step by step recipe

    This recipe was presented in an episode of his cooking shows Julia Vysotskaya. It is quite easy to prepare and incredibly tasty. But the main thing — pork knuckle baked in the oven from Vysotskaya, it turns out very tender, soft and juicy. To achieve such a result without pre-cooking beer can and the right spices that you need to RUB the knuckle.

    Necessary ingredients:

    • pork shank – 1 kg
    • mustard – 1 tbsp
    • garlic – 3 cloves
    • Bay leaf – 3 PCs.
    • parsley, dried – 1 tsp
    • tomato paste – 1 tbsp
    • white pepper ground – 1 tsp
    • black pepper peas – 5 PCs.
    • Basil dried – 1 tsp
    • oregano dried – 1 tsp
    • Italian herbs – 1 tsp
    • olive oil – 1tbsp. L.
    • salt
    • potatoes – 1 kg.

    Step by step instructions

    1. Thoroughly wash the pork knuckle. In this recipe, drying and pickling meat is not necessary — we will knuckle from cooking.
    2. Put the pork knuckle (without bones) in a deep pot with water so that the liquid completely covers the pork. Add a Bay leaf, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then diminish the fire and continue to cook pork for another 1-1.5 hours.
    3. Grind the garlic and add spices: black pepper, oregano, and Basil. Mix and add the mustard and tomato paste. Again mix everything thoroughly.
    4. Boiled knuckle cools, make several longitudinal incisions and carefully RUB it prepared with aromatic blend of spices. Put a pork shank in the sleeve for baking and put into the oven for an hour. The temperature regime of 200 degrees.
    5. Serves pork knuckle baked in the oven on a bed of potatoes with Italian herbs. To prepare the garnish, peel the potatoes, cut the tubers into slices and add olive oil and Italian herbs, sprinkle with salt. Mix thoroughly and bake in the oven for about forty minutes at 180 degrees.

    Delicious pork knuckle baked in the oven: a recipe with a photo without cooking step by step

    This option of cooking pork shank in the oven for those who like to eat deliciously, but can not tolerate long messing around in the kitchen. Everything is extremely simple, but incredibly tasty. Serve the spinach from this recipe is offered with a traditional side dish for it-oven-baked potatoes, sauerkraut and garlic.

    Attention!  Do not take for this recipe a large stick with a weight of 1.5-2 kg. Most quickly, and this is the main advantage of this recipe, a small pork knuckle will be prepared, weighing approximately 0.8-1 kg.

    Necessary ingredients:

    • pork shank – 1 kg
    • onion – 1 PC.
    • carrots 2 PCs.
    • green Apple – 1 PC.
    • dark beer - 1 bottle
    • potatoes – 2 PCs.
    • mustard – 1 tbsp
    • cheese – 30 gr.
    • fresh rosemary
    • celery – 2 PCs
    • salt
    • pepper

    Step by step instructions

    1. Let's start with the preparation of the vegetables: carrots, onions and celery wash and cut. Chop the vegetables quite big, as we are not going to use them for serving, but will only provide their help to our knuckle the pillow. Spread the vegetables in a deep form, placed on top of a pork shank and rosemary sprigs.

    Important!  I must rub my shoulders and rub it with salt and spices. To make the meat of the shank more juicy, we cut the skin.

  • Fill in the form with shank beer. Ideally, this should be a real Bavarian or Czech beer. But the fit and domestic, the main thing that it was dark. Send knuckle bake in the oven for 3 hours. From time to time you will need to open the oven and drizzle on the pork knuckle with beer sauce. So meat will be more juicy and knuckle gain your signature "tan".
  • While the knuckle in the oven will make the traditional side dish that includes baked potatoes and garlic. My potatoes, cut in half and wrap in foil. Peel the garlic from the skin and also zamatyvaem in foil. About 15 minutes before baking briskets will send the vegetables in the oven.
  • The finished knuckle carefully pour the beer sauce. Garlic and potatoes out of the foil. While the potatoes are hot additionally smear it with mustard and sprinkle with cheese. Green Apple finely cut and spread on the sauerkraut.