Did you assume that all German meals are served on a bed of mashed potatoes with a side of sauerkraut?
Schweinshaxe is nothing if astonishingly different. Indeed it’s a roasted ham hock, or if you want to be painfully precise, it’s pig’s knuckle.
Cooked slowly over low temperatures for a long period of time, the meat is usually marinated for weeks at a time.
Schweinshaxe is known as poor man’s food but it’s delicious. It is a popular dish in Bavaria especially during Oktoberfest.