Knuckle boiled in beer is a dish of Czech and German cuisine, which is nowadays cooked everywhere. You can bake the pork leg in the oven in a deep pan in which beer is poured. But it is much easier to cook meat in beer. The result is a semi-finished product. You can cover it with glaze and bake in the oven to make a crust, make a salad from the knuckle or serve cold with horseradish and mustard. Delicious in any case, besides - satisfying and quite simple to cook.
Beer for shanks in this recipe, I took the light, it is more to my taste. If you cook in dark beer, the pork skin becomes golden brown.
- Cooking time: 2 hours
- Servings: 8
Ingredients for boiled shank in beer
- 2.5 kg of pork shank;
- 3 bottles of light beer;
- 1 teaspoon of Imeretinsky saffron;
- 1 parsley root;
- 1 bunch celery;
- 2 carrots;
- 2 onions;
- 1 head of garlic;
- black pepper and bay leaf;
- 2 teaspoon grains of yellow mustard;
- 2 teaspoons ground sweet paprika;
- 20 ml of high-quality olive oil;
- 1 teaspoon of brown sugar;
- salt, water.
Method of cooking boiled shank in beer
We choose in the market or in the store fleshy tarry pork. I chose two medium-sized, for a small company this is what you need. You can take one big leg, but it needs to be cooked longer, and the bone in it is big.
So, my knuckles, we put in the largest pot, which is in the economy.
Next, add seasoning - peeled parsley root, celery bunch (stalks and greens), a garlic head cut in half, sliced onions with husks, carrots, a few leaves of laurel and a teaspoon of black peppercorns.
In addition to the above seasonings, you can add fennel seeds, dill umbrellas, parsley and cumin.
Now pour the light beer into the pan to the shanks, add water so that the meat is completely drowned, pour in salt and Imeretin saffron for a golden color. From personal experience: 4-5 teaspoons without a slide is quite enough.
Cover the pan with a lid, bring to a boil and cook on low heat for about two hours. After an hour and a half, you can check the knuckle - if the skin is soft, the meat is easily separated from the bones, then turn off the gas, leave the meat in the pan for half an hour.
Depending on the purpose for which the knuckle is intended, its further fate will be determined. For example, for a salad, nothing else needs to be done, just cool the meat.
If you serve the knuckle on the table entirely, and even with fried potatoes, it is advisable to brown the skin.
To do this, mix in a bowl ground sweet paprika with high-quality olive oil, brown sugar and yellow mustard seeds. Lubricate the skin with a brush and send in a hot oven.
Bake the knuckle for about 15 minutes, until it is browned and covered with a crispy crust.
To the table, the pork steak, boiled in beer, served with chips and cold beer. Enjoy your meal!
You can cook an unusually tasty meat salad from a boiled shin, somehow I will share a recipe.