Crispy German Pork Knuckle Schweinshaxe With Beer Gravy

Crispy German Pork Knuckle Schweinshaxe With Beer Gravy

Crispy German Pork Knuckle Schweinshaxe With Beer Gravy

Pork knuckle, also known as Eisbein or Schweinshaxe, is a popular dish in Germany and other parts of Central Europe. It is a cured and smoked pork leg that is typically served with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes. The pork knuckle is usually roasted or braised until it is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

Schweinshaxe is a hearty and flavorful dish that is perfect for a cold winter day. The crispy skin and tender meat are a delicious combination, and the beer gravy adds a rich and savory flavor. This dish is sure to be a hit with your family and friends.


  • 1 pork knuckle (about 3 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup beer
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. In a small bowl, combine the salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and cayenne pepper. Rub the mixture all over the pork knuckle.

  3. Place the pork knuckle in a roasting pan and add the beer and chicken broth.

  4. Cover the pan and roast the pork knuckle for 2 hours, or until the meat is tender.

  5. Remove the pork knuckle from the oven and let it cool slightly.

  6. While the pork knuckle is cooling, make the beer gravy. In a medium saucepan, combine the sour cream, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, cloves, and nutmeg. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat, stirring constantly.

  7. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes, or until the gravy has thickened.

  8. To serve, place the pork knuckle on a platter and spoon the beer gravy over the top. Garnish with chopped parsley.


Schweinshaxe is a delicious and hearty dish that is perfect for a special occasion. The crispy skin, tender meat, and flavorful gravy are sure to please everyone at your table. So next time you’re looking for a new dish to try, give Schweinshaxe a try. You won’t be disappointed!


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