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Baked shank in beer: crispy crust on top

Kateryna YagovychLS Food
Delicious shank in beer. Source: craftbeering.com

Knuckle is the fatty part of a pig's leg that is boiled, baked, and served whole. This dish has become traditional in Ukrainian cuisine. The taste directly depends on the spices and marinade ingredients. Beer is ideal for this purpose.

The idea of cooking shank in beer was published on the Instagram page of food blogger Vitalii Kozitskyi (gotuemo_vdoma).

Baked shank in beer: crispy crust on top

Ingredients:

  • pork knuckle - 1 pc.
  • dark beer - 1.5 liters
  • carrots - 1 pc.
  • onion - 1 pc.
  • garlic - 1 pc.
Baked shank in beer: crispy crust on top
  • black pepper, cloves, bay pepper
  • salt - 2 tbsp
  • honey
  • soy sauce
  • mustard
Baked shank in beer: crispy crust on top

Method of preparation:

1. Stuff the pork knuckle with garlic. Put it in a dish and pour beer over it. Put it in the refrigerator overnight (8-12 hours). It is best to cover the shank completely with the marinade.

Baked shank in beer: crispy crust on top

2. After marinating, put to cook.

3. Add a little water and spices. Cook the shank for 2 hours. Periodically remove the foam with a slotted spoon.

Baked shank in beer: crispy crust on top

4. Prepare the sauce. Mix soy sauce/honey/mustard in equal proportions.

5. Put the shank on a baking sheet with parchment and brush it with our sauce on both sides. You can repeat the procedure several times.

Baked shank in beer: crispy crust on top

6. Bake for 1 hour at 180 degrees.

Baked shank in beer: crispy crust on top

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