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Perfect Roast Pork Knuckle

Craving comfort food with a twist? Roast Pork Knuckle is the answer! An easy and very tasty dish recipe that will leave you wanting to eat more.

Roast Pork Knuckle… One of the most delectable swine meals involves oven-cooked pork hock. These delectable morsels are packed with savory goodness and boast a delightful crunchy exterior, making them a truly appetising choice for pork enthusiasts.

This dish exudes a sense of warm contentment and gratification. Though it may not qualify as the epitome of health-conscious cuisine, its delightful taste makes it a special indulgence, best savoured on rare occasions throughout the year.


Perfect Roast Pork Knuckle

Cooking method: BoilingRoasting
Difficulty: beginner
Prep timeCook TimeRest TimeTotal Time
15 min 180 min 10 min 205 min
Servings: 2 person
Calories: 596kcal
Best season: all

Roast Pork Knuckle, or “Sült Csülök” in Hungarian,

is a cherished traditional dish in Hungary. This hearty and flavorful pork delicacy is prepared using the shank or hock portion of the pork’s leg.

The dish’s history dates back centuries, rooted in Hungarian culinary traditions and deeply loved by generations of Hungarians. Pork has long been a staple in Hungarian cuisine, and Roast Pork Knuckle showcases the resourcefulness of using every part of the animal to avoid waste.

Roast Pork Knuckle gained popularity in Hungary, particularly during festive occasions and family gatherings. It was a sought-after dish for weddings, holidays, and festivals, treasured for its deliciousness and comforting qualities, making it perfect for sharing with loved ones.

Roast Pork Knuckle Recipe
Craving comfort food with a twist? Roast Pork Knuckle is the answer!

The preparation

involves marinating the pork shank in a blend of spices, herbs, and sometimes Hungarian paprika, before slow-roasting it to perfection until the meat turns tender and the skin becomes delightfully crispy and golden brown.

With its bold flavors, Roast Pork Knuckle reflects the essence of Hungarian cuisine and is a symbol of warmth and homeliness.
Today, it continues to be a beloved dish served in traditional Hungarian restaurants and establishments, enjoyed by both locals and visitors, showcasing Hungary’s rich culinary heritage and love for satisfying pork dishes.



  1. We prepare

    the marinade for the pork knuckles.

  2. We use a food processor to blend garlic, one onion, bell pepper, paprika, salt, pepper, and oil into a paste.

  3. Coat the pork knuckles with the marinade and place in a container or bag in the refrigerator for 24 hours to absorb the flavors.

  4. The next day, we transfer the pork knuckles to an oven-safe dish and pour the remaining marinade over them.

  5. Slice the remaining onion and evenly distribute it in the dish and then add the butter as well.

  6. Pour the beer over the pork knuckles, cover the dish with a lid or aluminum foil.

  7. Roast at 200°C (400°F) for 1.5-2 hours (depending on the size of the knuckles) until they become tender.

  8. Remove the foil or lid and continue roasting until the skin becomes crispy.

  9. During roasting, it’s a good idea to baste the pork knuckles occasionally with the dripping.

    Enjoy, Good Appetite!