This is a really good pork knuckle, Woolworths used to stock this brand pork knuckle but now they sell their own brand at $13 per kg and all though similar I think Three Aussie Farmers is a little nicer.
Do you just bake for crispiness?
Yeah, normally pour boiling water on skin (gets a bit of the fat off), dry with paper towel, rub a bit of oil and salt and then bake in oven with the temperature up nice and high.
Does the packaging have directions?
I love Aldi Super Savers but the listing has no details on it at all…
Yeah it does give directions, by memory 2 options, bake in bag (less crackling) or take out of bag and get more crackling.
If you want a proper soft and crispy pork knuckle you've got to boil it in water first along with a carrot, parsnip, a bit of fresh leak, a bay leaf or two, black pepper corn, a sprinkle of salt, 5-6 garlic cloves for at least 60 minutes.
In the meantime you can prepare a beer glaze/sauce mixed with honey. Use a small bottle of beer and 1/3 cup of honey.
Then place it in the glaze shove it into the oven at 200'C for another 30-40 minutes (depending on the weight). Keep turning it every 10 minutes and keep pouring the glaze over the meat.
Serve it with crispy baked potatoes, sweet kraut, a couple of pickles, horseradish and Dijon mustard.
BTW, once you take the meat out of the boiling stock you can freeze it and reuse it later to make a soup or a yummy risotto.
Forgive the blasphemy but that sounds almost biblical!
Jesus I'm hungry!
@beebul: Sweet Virgin Mary, I would stop being Jewish for this.
@beebul: hi Hungry, I'm dad
Can the broth be reused for other dishes?
Haha sure it can 😉
Is this a good recipe for a fresh knuckle or a smoked one? The ones sold at Aldi are smoked.
It doesn't matter. You can still follow the recipe.
OMG. Is ALDI also stocking their Pork Belly ??
I've spoken with 3 Farmers and Woolies a few times about how Woolies new in-house Pork belly is so shit.
They must love your chat
Well Three Farmers agrees lol
@Skinnerr: Three out of Five farmers agree
What makes it "really good pork knuckle"? Taste? Raising standards (good animal feed, etc)?
Thanks, will have to get me a couple of these.
i don't understand - how can slow cooler makes skin crunchy? it would just make it soft and melt in your mouth right?
15 minutes in a slow cooker isn't going to do anything.
Wow, brain fail. What I meant to say is air fryer sorry!
It's weird Three Farmers wouldn't tell me they were now selling via Aldi
I find these to be of good value. It's so easy to make - just chuck it in the oven (haven't tried air fryer yet). The result is a nice combination of crunchy and soft textures with excellent meaty fragrance. You can make a gravy sauce with the fat from the packet as well (at least with the Woollies one).
Yes, just scrape off the "fat" and jelly/juices from the packet and from the knuckle.. ..set aside for later to make gravy.
Which would make for a great knuckle sandwich.
Say no more.
Pork knuckle was $8/kg standard for about 3-4 years at Coles. This changed a few months ago when Woolies started doing it and then, with the introduction of competition… the price went up to $14/kg at both places.
Makes sense. Such a vigorous capitalist system.
This brand was $8/kg at wools up until late last year/early this year when the price increased to $10. After a couple of months wools dropped this product and introduced their own brand at $14/kg.
Coles only just introduced pork knuckle in the past month or 2 and it is $13/kg.
Damn, really? I bought so many of those. You'd think I'd be able to remember where I bought them from but I think in my head they're basically the same place, which is how we got here.
Yeah, I was pretty annoyed when they increased to $10/kg, however my local forgot to change the shelf price for a few days so I ended up getting a few of them for free.
The worst though was when they increased the sirloin steak from $17/kg to $22/kg.
Every chemical in excess is a poison. Too much water can kill you.
Lucky it's sodium nitrite then
Wow! This is the best news all week.
Woolworths used to stock this at $10 a kilo but recently dropped it for their own at $13 a kilo which would be fine except it's no where near as good as this one.
So simple - oil and salt and into a very hot oven for an hour!
At my local store it was $8/kg, then $10, then switched for Wools brand at $14/kg and then $13/kg
Where to get decent sauerkraut from?
also would like to know this
Aldi had Hak sauerkraut and red cabbage last week I think. Good brand. You might still be able to find it in their middle aisle.
Red cabbage goes well with pork, has sweetness as well as a slight tang.
Otherwise if you have a Polish deli nearby, source your sauerkraut from there.
Edgell make nice sauerkraut in a can, drain & cook with bacon, onion & caraway seeds.
Ja! Ja! in Polen einmarschieren!
Easy! Any jar of sauerkraut.
First fry off some sliced onions until soft, add caraway seeds, add the sauerkraut, add some water, add a pinch of sugar to cut through the salt, cook it down for about 15mins.
You now have delicious sauerkraut.
P. S. I'm also Austrian
My wife is German and does this exactly plus diced bacon delicious
Try using speck instead of bacon! :)
Me too (Austrian I mean) ;-)
…add the sauerkraut…
…add the sauerkraut…
If you had sauerkraut you wouldn’t need to make it. Time you got a pork knuckle sandwich!
Also get some rotkraut (red sauerkraut, but sweet haha)
Add to a pot and just heat and serve. Yummo!
Farmer Jack's or Spud Shed, for us. Something similar for the rest of AU. Or, maybe Aldi's?
Very easy to make, if you can wait 3 weeks. Much healthier too (as the ones sold at the store are not made by people who can). Just julienne a cabbage—red or green, no matter—mix it with 1.5% of cabbage weight of non-iodised salt (preferably without anti-caking agents too, like rock, kosher, sea or Himalayan), let it sit for a few minutes for the salt to start pulling the water out of the cabbage and squeeze the squeeze it all out with your hands. Throw wherever else you like in—ginger, carrots, caraway seeds…—and put it all in a big jar. Make sure it's all submerged in the juice (to avoid mould), and let it sit in the dark for 3 weeks. Voilà.
It says on photo cured and slow cooked. Does it mean the pork knuckle in package is already cured and slow cooked?
Past tense suggests yes
Yes that's correct
We get these and do them in the air fryer.
What's your timing ?
Can you get the skin to become crispy in the airfryer?
Absolutely. Pork belly and the like also.
Please let me know, or I guess i can experiment on one with prices like this..
Yep I'm keen to hear air fryer instructions too :)
For these ones specifically i cannot remember, haven't seen then since i moved. But for other pork knuckles it was something like 40+mins at 200c in ours. Cutting up pork belly into bites/squares and blasting for 20mins or so is also good.
These are normally $5.99 or $6.99 tops at Jacks!
Trust me they're better there.
Also use this recipe:
That's fantastic, who the eff is Jack?
Farmer Jack's supermarket. :)
That's fantastic, where the eff is Jack's?
@antikythera: Perth, says Google.
Ok, costco, move along now
i like the coles pork knuckle best. it is less heavily cured thus more like normal roast pork meat.
Always thought Woolies must have shafted them on margin or "fees" and then Woolies did their own (inferior) branded version.
So glad to see this brand back on the shelves…and at Aldi :-)
Do you shave your crackling?
If you need to talk about manscaping, please start a new post.
Thanks OP but I think I’ll wait for the moose version.
What are you talking about?
Amayzingone mistakenly thinks this is an Aldi exclusive brand mapax.
When is this on sale?
It says under the OP that there is currently 5 days left
Cbf watching the whole thing - what minute do I fast forward to that involves pork knuckle?
My mum used to buy the one from Woolies and I wasn't a fan as the meat just tasted like ham. Would this be the same one?
Woolies until recently stocked this brand so probably the same.
No luck finding any in stock in 2 Aldis so far.
Same. I went 3 different days this week and they didn't have any left.
how does one remove the stinky odor of the pork? something to do with it being masculine? :D