What associations do each of us at the mention of German cuisine? Right, pork knuckle, or aysban, as it is called. It has long been considered a traditional dish from the Germans and served their famous beer.

How to cook aysban?

Preparing pork legs for a long time, but believe me, the result is worth it. At first they are boiled with roots about 1.5 - 2 hours and allowed to cool naturally in the broth in which they were prepared, and then baked in the oven.

aysban prepare most often with sauerkraut, but no less tasty it turns out it with potatoes.

Aysban - recipe

Once cooled knuckle broth, it can marinate an hour or two in the beer. Aysban German from this will only get juicier.


  • knuckle of pork - 1 pc .;
  • honey - 1-2 tbsp. spoons;
  • Garlic - 4 cloves;
  • Carrots - 1 pc .;
  • Onion - 1 pc .;
  • salt - to taste;
  • bay leaf, marjoram, thyme, basil - to taste;
  • black pepper (peas) - to taste;
  • soy sauce - 20 g


First, thoroughly clean the shin and wash out, then place it in a pot (with cold water) and bring to a boil. The water is drained, washed the foot, once again fill with water and after boiling, add the carrot, onion, bay leaf, pepper, salt and leave to languish on low heat for 2 hours. After this, chilled knuckle rub with garlic, spices and spread on the laid parchment baking. We heat the oven to 180 degrees and prepare ship aysban for 30 minutes until a golden brown flavorful. Meanwhile, prepare the glaze: warm up the honey, add the mustard and soy sauce and stir. Be careful not to boil the honey. Now pull out the pork knuckle and cover it with glaze, taking care to avoid getting it in the pan, otherwise the glaze will burn. Put the pan for another 4-5 minutes in the oven and aysban in German can be served. Honey glaze, which we covered shin, will give the meat a spicy flavor and nice color.


Aysban with sauerkraut

To prepare this dish, you will need to fry onions in addition to sausages, fresh cabbage chop and mix all the ingredients with sauerkraut. Then put them together with a shank on a baking sheet and bake deliver 1.5 hours under the foil. For 15 minutes until cooked, take off the foil to knuckle aysban covered with browned crust. For one pig legs would be enough to take 300 grams of sauerkraut and 150 g fresh.

Continuing to enjoy the delights of German cuisine, do not forget to cook salted pretzels and classic schnitzel .

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