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The embodiment of Germanic cuisine, Schweinshaxe is the quintessential meal throughout Bavarian Beer Halls. The name translates to Ham Hock, which is the shank of the animal located between the elbow and the ankle. The shank is a rich and hearty, with the tender succulent meat surrounded by crispy skin. It is this high proportion of meat to crispy skin that makes this dish so satisfying. The meat is high in connective tissue (as does any muscle that gets a lot of use), which requires a lengthy cooking time to turn it into collagen, but results in tenderful, flavorful meat.
What is a porcelet? Known as a Cochon de Lait in French (...no German name as it is French!), a porcelet is a milk-fed suckling pig. Porcelet actually translates to "the best pork ever." Long a tradition on dairy farms, the pigs are raised using the excess milk from production and it is this diet creates a succulent and tender meat with a moisture content of 30%, substantially higher than the 17% of commercial pork. Without question....the best pork ever.
The shanks will be brined overnight in apple cider and traditional german spices. We will then cook the shanks Sous Vide for 12-hours. The fully-cooked Shank will be roasted in a 450 degree oven to crisp the skin prior to serving. The Schweinshaxe comes with a choice of two different sides.
Time to Cook: 45 min.
Cook by Day: Monday
Items included (serves 2)
Sous Vide Porcelet Pork Shanks
Brine (apple cider, salt, spices)
Choice of two (2) sides:
Sauerkraut - Fermented cabbage, or
Blaukraut: Braised Red Cabbage with Apples & Onions
Kartoffelbrei: Mashed potatoes.
*Menu items subject to slight variation based on the availability of fresh ingredients; Picture is not necessarily representative of final dish
Meal Contains (including add-ons): Milk, Wheat, Egg. We store, portion, and package various meal kits containing all eight (8) major allergens (milk, wheat, egg, soy, fish, shellfish, peanuts, and tree nuts) and cannot guarantee that cross-contamination will not occur between kits.
Add-on Checkout Items
Bavarian Pretzel (3 oz.)