The knuckle is part of the pork ham, in fact, the same drumstick. It is quite tough, so there are some nuances of cooking. We highly recommend trying the pork knuckle baked in the oven. Yes, it’s long, but the taste is amazing!
1. Pork knuckle with onion and garlic
You don’t even need a special marinade!
You will need: 1 pork knuckle, 250 g onion, 4 garlic cloves, spices and herbs.
Cooking: Rinse the shank, make deep cuts on it and stuff with garlic. Finely chop the onion, mix it with spices, grate the pork and leave in the refrigerator overnight.
Put the shank in a mold and send it to the oven for half an hour at 180-200 degrees. Lower the temperature to 130 degrees and cook the meat for another 1-1.5 hours, depending on the size.
2. Pork knuckle in beer and mayonnaise
A very unusual recipe.
You will need: 1 pork knuckle, 700 ml beer, 4 liters of water, bay leaf, peppercorns, aromatic spices, 3 tbsp. mayonnaise, garlic, 2 tsp soy sauce, 2 tbsp. honey.
Cooking: Put the shank in a saucepan, pour 600 ml of beer and water, and bring to a boil. Add spices as for broth, and cook the shank for 2.5 hours over low heat, periodically adding water.
Mix mayonnaise, honey, soy sauce, crushed garlic and marinade spices. Put the shank in a mold and fields with filling, and then send it to the oven for 15 minutes at maximum temperature. Reduce the degrees to 210, pour the meat with the remaining beer and bake until tender.
3. Stewed pork knuckle
Such a shank is baked even longer than usual, but the result is worth it.
You will need: 1 pork knuckle, spices.
Cooking: Rub the shank well on all sides with spices and lay it on parchment. Send the meat to the oven for 5-5.5 hours at 125 degrees until it becomes softer.
Take out the knuckle, cover with foil and leave for another half an hour on the table. After that, send it back to the oven at 250 degrees for 20 minutes, turning every 5 minutes. And at the end, once again leave it for a while under the foil on the table.
4. Baked pork knuckle in cider
We recommend classic cider without additives and flavorings.
You will need: 1 pork knuckle, 0.5 l cider, 100 ml brandy, 2 carrots, 2 potatoes, 2 leeks, spices.
Cooking: Pour the shank in a saucepan with water and boil for 40 minutes. Transfer it to a mold and coarsely chop all the vegetables there. Top everything with cider and brandy, sprinkle with spices, cover with foil and send for 1.5 hours in the oven at 190 degrees. Remove the foil 10 minutes before the end.
5. Tender pork knuckle in the oven
The main secret here is the vinegar in the marinade, which makes the meat softer and more tender.
You will need: 1 pork knuckle, 3 garlic cloves, 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar, spices, 2 tbsp. vegetable oil.
Cooking: Mix oil, vinegar, spices and crushed garlic, and let the marinade brew for about 15 minutes. Rinse the shank, rub it with sauce and leave it in the refrigerator for at least 5 hours. Put it in a sleeve, tighten and bake for 40 minutes at 200 degrees. And then about another 2.5 hours – at 150.
6. Baked pork knuckle in soy-mustard marinade
From spices, pay attention to paprika, coriander, rosemary and marjoram.
You will need: 1 pork knuckle, 3 garlic cloves, 1 tbsp. soy sauce and wine vinegar, 2 tbsp. vegetable oil, 1 tbsp. spicy and granular mustard, spices.
Cooking: Make cuts in the shank and stuff with thin slices of garlic. Mix all the ingredients for the marinade and rub the meat well on all sides.
Leave the shank to marinate in the refrigerator for several hours, or better, overnight. Put it in a sleeve, tie it tightly and put it in the oven for an hour at 200 degrees. Reduce the degrees to 180, bake for another hour, and then bake for about 30 minutes in a torn crust bag.
7. Pork knuckle with potatoes in the oven
There is a main dish and a side dish at once!
You will need: 1 pork knuckle, 1 kg potatoes, 3 tbsp. ketchup and soy sauce, 2 tbsp. vegetable oil, 1 tbsp. mustard and paprika, spices, garlic.
Cooking: Mix all the ingredients for a fragrant marinade with spices and crushed garlic. Thoroughly roll the knuckle in it and send it to the refrigerator for at least a night.
Coarsely chop the potatoes, mix with vegetable oil, spices and garlic. Fold it into a sleeve, and lay the knuckle on top. Bake in the oven for 1.5-2 hours at 180 degrees.
8. Baked pork knuckle in foil
In this collection there were already recipes with a sleeve, and now hold another one with foil.
You will need: 1 pork knuckle, 4 garlic cloves, 2 bay leaves, 2 tbsp. vegetable oil, spices.
Cooking: Grind the bay leaf, finely chop the garlic and mix all the ingredients for the marinade with the oil. Grate the shank with it and leave it in the refrigerator for at least a couple of hours. Wrap it tightly in several layers of foil and bake for 2.5 hours at 180-200 degrees.
9. Pork knuckle in red wine
To avoid surprises in taste, take dry wine.
You will need: 1 pork knuckle, 1 head of garlic, 150 ml of wine, 1 tsp. dry mustard, 5 bay leaves, spices.
Cooking: Generously stuff the shank with garlic. Mix wine with mustard and spices, marinate the meat and cover it with bay leaves on all sides.
Leave the shank in the marinade for about 12 hours, or at least overnight. Put it in a sleeve with the remnants of garlic and vegetables to taste, and bake for about 2 hours at 200 degrees.
10. Pork knuckle with cabbage in the oven
Cabbage in any form is one of the classic side dishes for knuckle.
You will need: 1 pork knuckle, 1 head of cabbage, 1 onion, 1 carrot, 5 tbsp. soy sauce, 2 tbsp. mustard, 1 tbsp. vegetable oil, 100 g tomatoes in their own juice, spices.
Cooking: Finely chop the onion and carrot, lightly fry them and add chopped cabbage there. Simmer everything together with most of the tomatoes and a spoonful of soy sauce for about 5 minutes.
Mix the remaining tomatoes and sauce with mustard, spices and crushed garlic. Put the cabbage in the form, and on top – the knuckle smeared with marinade. Cover with foil and bake for 2 hours at 180 degrees, and then another 10 minutes without foil.
11. Baked pork knuckle with vegetables
Do not be afraid that during the cooking time the vegetables will completely soften!
You will need: 1 pork knuckle, 2 red onions, 2 carrots, 2 stalks of celery, 1 pepper, 1 zucchini, 1 head of garlic, spices, bay leaf.
Cooking: Make deep cuts on the knuckle, rub it with spices and bake for an hour in a mold at 220 degrees. Lower the temperature to 170, cover the meat with foil, and leave for another 3 hours.
In another form, coarsely chop the vegetables, season, spread the bay leaves on top and pour the fat from the shank. Put the meat on top and send it back to the oven for an hour.
12. Pork knuckle with ginger
An Asian-style marinade is also perfect for a baked shank.
You will need: 1 pork knuckle, 5 bay leaves, 2 onions, 6 garlic cloves, grated ginger, 1 hot pepper, 2 tbsp. olive oil, a pinch of sugar, 5 tbsp. soy sauce.
Cooking: Mix soy sauce, oil and spices, add grated ginger to the marinade to taste. Add half of the chopped garlic and pepper there, and stuff the knuckle with the rest.
Pour the marinade over the meat and leave in the refrigerator at least overnight. Put the shank in the sleeve, add coarsely chopped onion to it and bake for 2 hours in the oven at 180-200 degrees. Then unfold the sleeve and finish baking until a beautiful crust.