This German Pork Hocks recipe is perfect, not just for Oktoberfest, but anytime you want something traditionally German and wonderfully delicious! There are two main methods for cooking pork hocks. This one uses both cooking on the stove and finishing off in the oven. May sound like extra work. It really isn't and the results are worth it! This is REAL German food.
Called Eisbein in northern Germany and Schweinshaxe in the southern part, it is cooked from fresh rather than smoked hocks. German recipes don't get much better than this!
The other way to make this is just to roast it. Both are traditional and have their own followers, each claiming their pork hocks are the best.
Smoked pork hocks are great, however they will make this dish taste like ham. If you want the traditional "pork hock" dinner, the type you get at Oktoberfests, then buy fresh pork hocks.
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