Boiled Hand of Pork with Beer (Schweinshaxe)

Boiled Hand of Pork with Beer (Schweinshaxe)

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Schweinshaxe is a traditional German dish, usually served as an appetizer. It's a boiled ham hock, traditionally with the skin and some meat still attached.
Servings: 10
Calories: 456


  • 3 1/3 lb hand of pork
  • 2 small whole carrots
  • 1 studded onion
  • 1 bouquet garni
  • 2 oz honey
  • 7 floz beer
  • seasoning
  • 1 kg sauerkraut


  • Place the meat into a saucepan and cover with cold water, bring to the boil and skim thoroughly.
  • Add the onion, carrots and bouquet garni, season and gently simmer for 1 hour.
  • Place the joint into a shallow dish, spread with honey, moisten with the beer and glaze in the top of an oven at 220°C.
  • Carve into 3 mm slices and arrange on a flat dish, moisten with some of the strained cooking liquid and serve accompanied by the braised Sauerkraut.
Calories: 456 kcal
Carbohydrates: 13 g
Protein: 27 g
Fat: 32g
Saturated Fat: 12 g
Cholesterol: 109 mg
Sodium: 757 mg
Potassium: 689 mg
Fiber: 4 g
Sugar: 8 g
Vitamin A: 2180 IU
Vitamin C: 18 mg
Calcium: 87 mg
Iron: 4 mg
Cuisine German
Ingredients Pork
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