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#1 WahooJames

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Posted April 28 2008 - 3:13 PM

My post on the Top Chef thread regarding beer and food made me think of my favorite beer/food pairing, which is Dunkel (Dark German Lager) with Pork... specifically, the Hax'n at Zum Schneider in NYC is a dream come true.
Does anyone have a recipe for Hax'n, also called Schweinehaxe? Seems to be pretty basic other than finding the specific cut of meat.... any and all tips are appreciated.


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Posted April 30 2008 - 8:52 AM

Try googling Schweinshaxn or if you understand German, google Schweinshaxn mit Sauerkraut rezept.
Don't forget to put caraway seeds in the sauerkraut



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Posted April 30 2008 - 10:02 AM

That looks like Eisbein. I couldn't tell you if that is the same as Haxe. I've only had it boiled and wouldn't exactly call it a treat. I thought Haxe might be a roasted version with crispy skin. I think the cut is just a big fresh ham hock.



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Posted April 30 2008 - 10:25 AM

Same thing, It comes from an unsmoked pork hock.There are many ways to prepare it.



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Posted April 30 2008 - 10:27 AM

Between the Dunkelweiss and the German pork, ya just brought me back to the few days I got to spend in Bavaria about 15 years ago.....


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Posted April 30 2008 - 10:48 AM

I know what you mean Steve. I spent two years there.
How about a king sized jaegerschnitzel?



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Posted April 30 2008 - 2:01 PM

I know what you mean Steve. I spent two years there.



Whereabouts?......The few days I was there, I stayed in Moosburg for 3 days or so.....also had the opportunity to go to Heufeld for a morning/early afternoon, another larger town down the road from Moosburg , which the name escapes me right now (I think it starts with an "L", had a river running thru the center of town, and they had some tunnel thru a mountainside) for dinner one night, and an afternoon in Munich.



Moosburg was a quaint, cool little town with lots of neat shops and such.....except, nearly NO ONE spoke English, so I had to struggle with my two semesters of High School German and my German-English dictionary.....


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Posted April 30 2008 - 5:06 PM

I was stationed in Amberg and traveled all over Bavaria. My unit (2nd ACR) was in charge of patrolling the entire Czech border during the Cold War. I got to go skiing in the Alps every February, went to the Oktoberfest in Munich twice and took a boat cruise down the Danube where they served venison tenderloin (one of the best meals I've ever had).
I'll get there back one of these years.



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Posted April 30 2008 - 5:11 PM

Anyone ever have the Scheuferle in Franken? It's the shoulder blade, bone in, cut long ways, unreal.



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Posted April 30 2008 - 6:31 PM

Man does that stuff ever look good. Thanks for the pics.

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