7 June 2024
Roasted knuckle of pork - recipe - photo: bitterShark
Roasted knuckle of pork- recipe - photo: bitterShark

Roasted knuckle of pork

180 min. total time

Ingredients for 4 portions

1.5 kg Back leg (hind)
2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Caraway
4 pcs Garlic cloves
3 tbsp Lard
1 pcs Onion
0.25 l Water


  1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius top/bottom heat. Peel the garlic cloves and the onion.
  2. Then, cut the rind around the back leg with a sharp knife. The cuts should be made at a distance of about 1 cm. Rub the meat well with salt. Press the garlic cloves through a garlic press and also rub well with it.
  3. Cut the onion into small cubes and spread on a baking sheet. Place the leg on top and spread the lard around it. Sprinkle with caraway seeds and pour 1/8 liters of water over it.
  4. Roast the prepared leg in the oven for 2 1/2 hours, turning occasionally. If there is too little liquid in the baking dish, add some water.
  5. When the leg is already nicely browned, place it on a roasting rack and grill for 10 minutes using the grill function. The crust should puff up properly (as in the photo).

Nutrition score


9,25 g

0,83 g

2,45 g

180 min. total time | 20 min. preparation time | 160 min. cook & rest time

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