Air Fryer Crispy German Pork Knuckle

Airfryer
Mains
Pork

Easy Level:

Servings:

3 - 4 pax

Did you catch the crunch of the cackling skin on our German Pork Knuckles? 

Grab your beer buddies! Oktoberfest may be over, but the prost-fulness is still around — not to mention the crispiest Pork Knuckles and 3 different types of cold, German beers we had.

Let your air fryer do all the work and recreate this juicy, fall off the bone pork meat doused with luxurious beer gravy. 

Paired with your favourite German beer and you’ve got the perfect feast on your table!

Ingredients

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US / Metric
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Pork knuckles (2kg)
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Pork knuckles (2kg)
Salt
Salt
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Carrot
0.00
Carrot
0.00
Onion
0.00
Onion
0.00
bulb
bulb
Garlic
0.00
bulb
bulb
Garlic
Rice vinegar
Rice vinegar

Beer Gravy

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tbsp
tbsp
Olive oil
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
Olive oil
0.00
Carrot (diced)
0.00
Carrot (diced)
0.00
Onions (diced)
0.00
Onions (diced)
0.00
bulbs
bulbs
Garlic (sliced)
0.00
bulbs
bulbs
Garlic (sliced)
0.00
ml
ml
Beer
0.00
ml
ml
Beer
0.00
ml
ml
Chicken stock
0.00
ml
ml
Chicken stock
0.00
tbsp
tsbp
Sugar
0.00
tbsp
tsbp
Sugar
0.00
tsp
tsp
Salt (adjust to taste)
0.00
tsp
tsp
Salt (adjust to taste)
Cornstarch
Cornstarch
Water
Water

Steps

1

The night before, poke holes on the skin of pork knuckles and salt generously. Leave them on a drying rack and refrigerate overnight.
The night before, poke holes on the skin of pork knuckles and salt generously. Leave them on a drying rack and refrigerate overnight.
Mark as completed

2

Set up air fryer and line the bottom of the rack with chopped carrot, onion and garlic.
Set up air fryer and line the bottom of the rack with chopped carrot, onion and garlic.
Mark as completed

3

Set pork knuckles over veggies and drizzle with olive oil.
Set pork knuckles over veggies and drizzle with olive oil.
Mark as completed

4

Air fry for about 1 hour 30 minutes at 160°C.
Air fry for about 1 hour 30 minutes at 160°C.
Mark as completed

5

Meanwhile we can make the beer gravy. In a saucepan over medium heat, add olive oil, and add carrot, onion and garlic. Saute until caramalised.
Meanwhile we can make the beer gravy. In a saucepan over medium heat, add olive oil, and add carrot, onion and garlic. Saute until caramalised.
Mark as completed

6

Deglaze with Beer and reduce until half. Add in chicken stock, bring to boil and add sugar and salt. Reduce until desired taste. Thicken with cornstarch solution if required.
Deglaze with Beer and reduce until half. Add in chicken stock, bring to boil and add sugar and salt. Reduce until desired taste. Thicken with cornstarch solution if required.
Mark as completed

7

Detach air fryer and brush rice vinegar all over pork knuckles.
Detach air fryer and brush rice vinegar all over pork knuckles.
Mark as completed

8

Airfry for another 20 minutes at 200°C. Remove and set aside to rest.
Airfry for another 20 minutes at 200°C. Remove and set aside to rest.
Mark as completed

9

Serve with a side of gravy.
Serve with a side of gravy.
Mark as completed

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