Grillhaxe (Grilled Eisbein, Pork Shanks)


Succulent pork shanks with irresistible crackling, spiced and oven-roasted for three hours and served with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes. Mmmmm.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 10 mins
12 servings


  • 1 cup olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons dried marjoram

  • 2 tablespoons dried basil

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary

  • 2 tablespoons sea salt

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable bouillon powder

  • 6 (1 1/2) pounds pork shanks


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Whisk olive oil, marjoram, basil, rosemary, thyme, sea salt, paprika, black pepper, and vegetable bouillon powder together in a bowl. Rub pork shanks with herb rub and arrange on a large baking pan.

  3. Roast in preheated oven until shanks are tender and outer skin is crispy, about 3 hours.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the herb rub ingredients. The actual amount of the ingredients consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

532 Calories
28g Fat
1g Carbs
71g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 532
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 186mg 62%
Sodium 3081mg 134%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 71g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 11mg 62%
Potassium 39mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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