pork knuckle in beer

German cuisine for centuries famous pork dishes. Xego stand alone white sausages! But today we are not talking about them, we will prepare the pork knuckle. Shank of pork baked in beer - German classic recipe from which salivating even the discerning palate. Time for cooking will require quite a lot, but it is not burdensome, and, believe me - what we get in the finals, is time-consuming.

Pork knuckle in beer does not require any rare ingredients, simple and quite accessible.


  • Pork knuckle - about half a kilo;
  • Live dark beer - one and a half liters. It is quick, no chemicals in the "poltorashka";
  • Four tablespoons of honey, better buckwheat, dark;
  • Mustard, just two tablespoons.


  • Bay leaf;
  • Tablespoon of salt, be sure to coarse;
  • Herbs - rosemary, cloves and coriander seeds - just a little more, do not regret;
  • Head of garlic and black pepper.

Long since pork in Germany was the cheapest of meat products, and the main consumer of pork was the middle class, the burghers. Therefore, in this recipe, there are no exotic components that would not be available in small boy 17th century.

However, let's start. Well my shin and, if necessary, clear of markings. When buying a note at the knuckle to as little as possible of subcutaneous fat, and the skin itself was as thin as possible.

Shin farshiruem pre-prepared spices spices not regret! If you can not spoil porridge Russian oil, the German will not suffer from shin spices. Skin shank good we shall rub with salt, made seven or eight knife punctures, punctures put in garlic and salt residues. Stuffed shin put in a pan, slightly warmed honey mixed with spices and pour them our piece. Then pour the beer shin. Please note that it is not necessary to fill completely shin, will be enough if it is just a half of beer. Now giving her a load, you can take a smaller pot, pour in the water and it bottomed pin shank in such a way leave it overnight in the refrigerator.

By morning knuckle well soaked with beer and darken. We remove the load, put the pan on the stove and cook over low heat for 1, 5 hours, occasionally removing the foam, but without touching itself shin. After 1, 5:00 overturn it on the other side and cook another 1, 5 hours. The marinade will gradually boil, so you need from time to time add a little water.

As soon as the knuckle is ready, get it out of the pan. Leather shank should be easy to pierce with a fork. Now on to the most important step to bake.

Before reaching the meat, cut through the skin incision crossed farshiruem and fresh garlic. In a small number of hot marinade dissolve a tablespoon of honey, and this solution is uniformly polem shin. Just before placing the shank into the oven it is necessary to lubricate the mustard.

Heat the oven to 200 degrees, then bake for 40 minutes, shin, and then flip it over and keep in the oven for another 40 minutes, basting from time to time it remains the marinade.

Shin of pork with honey and beer ready, serve it with boiled potatoes can be, and the best tapas.

Appetizer Recipes:

Two tomatoes and bell peppers cut into slices, fry quickly in a small amount of hot vegetable oil, add a little soy sauce and just a few drops of Tabasco sauce, put two minutes.

The taste of food is amazing - well tenderized, a crust covered with leather, very sweet little knuckle, moderately spicy, hovers over the dish a subtle beer spirit, all of this gives an incredibly spicy blend of taste and smell.

Some housewives classic recipe shank may seem too complicated and protracted in time. Do not worry, there is a way to accelerate the process a little bit of preparation, almost without losing in quality.

In this case the shank is less cook time. Changes from the classic recipe would be:

Not farshiruem shank with garlic and spices, and a good rub the skin with salt and pierce it several times with a sharp knife, but so that the marinade to keep the inside of the shank. In addition, the skin rub chili powder, chili can be dispensed from, if you do not like spicy. Spices, beer and marinating overnight stays the same. The foam during boiling does not remove the entire half hour cook, turning occasionally shin in the pot. Then, too, we are simplifying - not shpiguem garlic, cuts on the skin only do lengthwise, rub honey mustard.

Shin bake at 200 degrees for 25-30 minutes on each side, basting with marinade constantly. In this embodiment, the meat will be more dense, but it will be easy to move away from the bone, which in fact we have achieved, the skin is not digested, and will be covered with glaze elastic, chili dish will give the necessary urgency. Overall knuckle on a modified recipe is not very different from the classic taste, but at the same time and complexity of preparation of the recipe has become a lot easier.

Bon Appetit!

 Shin of pork with honey and beer

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 pancakes with sour milk

Winter this year's harsh, but its power is not eternal and is not far off Mardi Gras, which means that the time will soon come pancakes.

The custom oven pancakes on Shrove Tuesday has its roots in pagan antiquity. It was believed that the spring begins with Shrovetide, the sun begins to gently warm the earth, under its rays nature awakens. That became a real symbol of the golden pancake gaining strength spring sun.

There are an incredible number of various recipes of pancakes, different, as a rule, type of flour. Pancakes and pshёnnye wheat, semolina and buckwheat, rye, etc., but there are sour. Why sour pancakes? Yes, because they are prepared in acidic dairy products. Today we tell you how to cook pancakes with kefir and sour milk.

Pancakes with milk

To cook the pancakes with sour milk, we need:

  • Wheat flour - 1 cup;
  • Chicken eggs - 2 pieces;
  • Vegetable oil - 100 grams;
  • Butter - 30 grams;
  • Spoiled milk.


We divide the eggs and separate the whites from the yolks. Add the egg yolks into the flour and volem to the same pre-melted butter. If you like sweet pancakes, you can add a little sugar to the dough - about half a tablespoon and always a little bit of salt.

Rub well the flour with the butter and egg yolks, then spread it with sour milk. Milk should be added gradually, little by little, and was taken to the dough lumps, it is necessary to constantly rub. Ready pancake batter has the consistency of thick cream. Egg whites must be whipped into a thick foam and very carefully put in the dough, while slowly stirring it with a spoon, directing traffic from the top down.

Pancakes should be baked on a hot frying pan, well greased, until the characteristic golden hue. Many of the young mistress of habit can not determine when to flip a pancake. This should be done only once on the surface of the pancake, and will burst the bubbles and the dough "zamleet" - cease to be liquid.

Ready-made pancakes with sour milk served at the table with sour cream or jam will not be redundant and hot tea.

Pancakes on kefir

This recipe is different from the previous one, that we are preparing pancakes sour than milk, and sour kefir.

Necessary ingredients:

  • Sour yogurt - 0, 5 liters;
  • Sugar - 1 tbsp. spoon;
  • Salt - 1/3 tsp.;
  • Chicken egg - 1 pc;
  • Wheat flour - 3 cups;
  • Baking soda - 1 tsp.;
  • Boiled water - 3/4 cup;
  • Vegetable oil - 2 tbsp. spoon.


Sugar, beat the egg and salt, add the yogurt and well-sifted flour. The dough is thoroughly mixed, divide the clumps formed, and when it would be like thick cream, add the boiling water. The water to be poured into the center of the container with the dough, while gently stirring. Add a little vegetable oil and soda, pre-quenched drop of vinegar. Bake on a hot pan, without greasing it.

Ready-made pancakes with sour yogurt served at the table with honey or jam.

 Sour milk pancakes and yogurt

 pork loin in the oven

Rarely any festive event takes place without a magnificent feast. Naturally, in such moments, the hostess will do anything to her holiday table menu is distinguished by its originality and excellent serving. Most often trump card celebratory dinner is meat dish. Even a small friendly party implies meat on the table, prepared on any original recipe.

If you want to really impress your guests and loved ones a delicious meat dish, you can cook a pork loin in the oven. It is a treat to win the first minutes of all present its unusual flavor and a delicious crust.

To prepare the pork loin in the oven is required:

  • Pork loin bone - 1 kg .;
  • Garlic - 1 pc .;
  • Star anise - 3 stars;
  • Thyme - 10 branches;
  • Bacon - a few thin slices;
  • Mustard - 1 tsp .;
  • Balsamic vinegar - 1 tbsp .;
  • Olive oil - 2 tbsp .;
  • Salt pepper, spices to taste.

This dish is pork loin in the oven takes a lot of time to cook, so the hostess immediately should expect that on the table, it will apply no earlier than two and a half hours.

So, before preparing to share a small part of the loin. Next, turn on the oven, it must be heated to 180 degrees. While the oven is warming up, you need to cut pieces with salt and pepper. Then pour in the previously prepared pan two tablespoons of olive oil and gently decompose meat. A few minutes fry it so there was a small golden brown. Once it is formed, put on every piece of one thin slice of bacon. This will preserve the original tender loin during baking in the oven ..

At the bottom of the form in which to prepare the meat, spread pre-crushed garlic, thyme sprigs, star anise, fennel. Then gently spread the brisket from the pan, it is important that the bacon was on top. Then pour the meat dish fat from the pan, it will give him a more vivid and rich flavor.

There is one very important piece of advice: do not rush to wash the pan. If you pour it in a glass of water and heat over low heat, forming a juice can be watered meat during roasting it in the oven. This will prevent it from drying out and keep more delicate texture.

The form must be carefully hide two sheets of foil and send in a preheated oven. Cooking time - 2 hours. Every 30 minutes, you need to water the forthcoming meat liquid from the pan. Once the meat is ready, spread it on a dish and cover.

The liquid that remains in the form after the meat was ready, can be used to prepare a delicious sauce. To do this, pour in the form of a glass of water, stir remaining at the bottom of garlic, dill and spices, as well for a brighter taste you can add a tablespoon of mustard, bring this mixture to a boil and turn off.

Feeding dish to the table, pour the sauce cook it. To pork loin looked very nice it must be nice to serve. Put on an empty plate of fresh salad leaves, and then laid gorochkoy meat, pour its sauce on the side, you can put 2-3 slices of lemon and a sprig of parsley on top place, or mint. Now our meal simply irresistible.

There are many recipes for the preparation of pork loin in the oven with the addition of various ingredients. One of the most popular is the pork loin in the oven with vegetables. Very tasty dish is obtained when the hostess uses vegetables such as zucchini, tomatoes, bell peppers, green beans or broccoli. They give the meat an unusual flavor and incomparable taste of the original.

Food - is not just a vital need of every person. This meal can be a very pleasant occasion to meet a friendly company at the table. If the dish is served beautifully, it is at first sight will cause appetite and a storm of positive emotions.

 Loin of pork in the oven: an unusual flavor and appetizing crust

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