Roasted Pork Shanks

A delicious recipe that can be used throughout the holidays.


  • 3lbs Pork Shanks
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. caraway
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 300 ml meat stock or broth
  • 200 ml beer
  • Flour or cornstarch to thicken sauce


  1. Rinse the shanks and pat dry. Use a knife to cut the skin but do not cut through the fat layer.
  2. In a mortar crush mince garlic, salt, caraway and pepper. Rub the shanks with the seasoning. Preheat oven to 350F.
  3. Peel onion and slice into large pieces. Heat oil in a roasting pan and fry the shanks until browned. Add the onion and sauté them, add broth and put roasting pan in oven for approx. 2 1/2 hrs. turning and basting with the broth and beer (make sure the bottom of the pan is always covered with liquid).
  4. Increase the temperature to 450F the last 30 min. Remove from oven when shanks are crispy.
  5. Serve and Enjoy!
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