Chef John

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30+ years of experience in the culinary industry

German Pork Knuckle BBQ

A Crispy pork Knuckle is a traditional German feast that feeds two. First Scoring the pork rind all over helps the heat penetrate the fat and makes for a delicious melt in the mouth crackling. without too much effort all the other cooking tips make for an authentic roasted knuckle that is tender and juicy and well worth the effort.

 

 

CUISINES: German
LEVEL: EASY
SERVING: 6 People
TIME: 3 hr
COOKING TIME: 2 hr 40 min
INGREDIENTS:
  • 4 lb. Pork knuckle
  • Dry Rub
  • ½ cup Salt
  • 1 tbsp Whole black peppercorn
  • Marinade
  • 1 large Red onion
  • 2 stalks Celery
  • 1 stalk Carrot
  • 8 cloves Garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 3 slices Bay leaf
  • 1 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 2 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 can Beer
  • 1 tbsp High alcohol content liquor
DIRECTIONS:
Step 1
Step 1
Step 1
First, clean the knuckle, remove the hair, and filthy stuff. If there is too long hair, you can burn off it.
Step 2
Step 2
Step 2
Then poke holes all over to loosen the skin, so it will easily absorb flavors.
Step 3
Step 3
Step 3
In a large container, rub salt and whole black pepper all over the pork knuckle. This step is very important. When rubbing, please be patient and rub repeatedly, let the salt permet into the meat.
Step 4
Step 4
Step 4
Then add all the 【Marinade】Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 3 days. (Flip the knuckle several times during marinating and don't shorten the marinating time. )
Step 5
Step 5
Step 5
Steam the pork knuckle for 45 minutes.
Step 6
Step 6
Step 6
Preheat the oven to 300°F/150°C, bake in the oven for 120 minutes. (Bake at a low temperature first then roast at a high temperature to make the skin crispy)
Step 7
Step 7
Step 7
Then roast it at 400°F for 10-15 minutes until the skin is crispy. ( Flip often during roasting to make the skin heated evenly to avoid uneven skin.
Step 8
Step 8
Step 8
Enjoy!