Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
Who’s ready for football and tailgating? We are! Check out our tailgating page for recipes that are great to bring to a tailgate, or cook at home if you’re entertaining friends during a game. If you need an easy breakfast recipe, these Sticky Buns are the way to go. If you’re looking for a fan favorite with bacon, try these Double Pork Sliders. We can’t wait to kick off another fall full of tasty food!

Coming to Atlanta for EGGtoberfest? Big Green Egg headquarters has moved - come visit our new showroom and check out the museum and culinary center too! 3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340 - NOTE we are CLOSED on Saturday OCT 10th for EGGtoberfest.

Pork Shanks, fisrt time, need some ideas.

Hello, We are grilling/smoking pork shanks tonight in the Egg. We got several individual size shanks, like resaurant size, for 8. Any suggestion on recipies and also time and temp ? Thanks Enrique


  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 4,690
    I'll only offer suggestions. I've had them a few times, but have not had a chance yet to cook any. The biggest one I've had was at a fairly high end restaurant. Was obviously braised, and finished w. a very nice mustard sauce. Almost fall apart. Had another smaller one at a place that does 'Q, but 'Q is not their specialty. Was rubbed and smoked and served w. a fairly thin sauce. The meat reminded me of smoked picnic, but was not quite shred tender. Also, there was a fair amount of softened, but not disintegrated connective tissue.

    My guess is that they could be done standard low-slo. Dome 250F, raised, indirect, about 1.5 hour per pound. But, for company, and having not done any in advance, I think it would be better to give them an hour or so in smoke, till they reach 160F, then foil w. apple juice, or whatever liquid will go with the rest of the meal. Give them about another 30 min, and check to see if they are 190. If so, unfoil, and baste w. drippings.

    Hope this helps. Hope someone w. experince cooking. this particular piece can offer more or better info.
  • chainsaw19chainsaw19 Posts: 257
    I havent cooked one but have had a few on trips to Germany (see picture) I would suggest looking through German recipes and adapting....usually referred to as pig knuckle....they seem to go with braising method as stated above
    image.jpg 122.7K
    Large BGE Middletown, MD
Sign In or Register to comment.