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Experience the hearty and time-honored flavors of Germany with this Authentic German Pork Knuckle recipe (Schweinshaxe). View the recipe below!
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While pork knuckle is traditional, you can use pork shoulder or pork roast as a substitute.
A German lager, such as Pilsner or Helles, works well, but any quality beer will do.
Yes, you can substitute the beer with chicken or vegetable broth for a non-alcoholic version.
To achieve crispy skin, ensure you remove the foil during the last 30 minutes of roasting and baste the knuckle with pan juices.
You can marinate the pork knuckle in advance, but it’s best to roast it just before serving for the crispiest skin and juiciest meat.
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