Deep-fried pork shanks slathered in spicy apple butter sauce. Great replacement for chicken wings. These are from O'Reilly's Irish Bar and Restaurant, downtown Indianapolis, IN.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cover pork shanks with water in a large pot over medium heat; bring to a boil.

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  • Reduce heat to low, cover the pot, and gently simmer pork shanks until tender, about 2 hours. Skim foam that forms on the surface of water as pork cooks; pour in more water as needed. Drain pork shanks and allow to cool, about 15 minutes. Remove surface moisture with paper towels.

  • Pour root beer into a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until reduced to 4 cups, about 20 minutes.

  • Stir apple butter and hot sauce into root beer; reduce heat to low and simmer to keep warm, stirring occasionally, while frying shanks.

  • Heat vegetable oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Gently lower pork shanks into hot oil, 2 or 3 at a time, and deep-fry until meat is crisp and brown, about 3 minutes per batch. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels.

  • Serve pork shanks slathered with hot apple butter sauce.

Nutrition Facts

377.8 calories; protein 29.1g 58% DV; carbohydrates 32.5g 11% DV; fat 15.1g 23% DV; cholesterol 76.4mg 26% DV; sodium 1053.7mg 42% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 1 stars
03/22/2012
Hi, Tried as written .Sorry. It just did not work. I couldn't taste the Pork! I lightly seasoned them with my Favorite Season's . Did Deep Fry until lightly Brown and cooked through.Dipping Sauce was ,Garlic Butter W/ Italian Seasoning,Or Hoisin Sauce. Tiggy1 ( p.s. did leave some fat for extra flav.) Read More
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