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Fresh Pork Hind Shanks in New Orleans?

Riomarguy Jun 3, 2012 11:15 AM

Does anyone have a local butcher who can get pork shanks, preferably hind shanks? Rare cuts has frozen fore shanks which average just under a pound, I am looking for the big hind shanks that weigh in at 2-3 lbs. Looking to do Schweinehaxe German style. Most stores don't even know that fresh shanks exist, being in the land of ham hocks. Any leads?

  1. speyerer Jun 10, 2012 03:34 PM

    Riomarguy, any luck in finding pork knuckle?

    1. speyerer Jun 5, 2012 03:25 PM

      Riomarguy, please post your recipe for Schweinehaxe. The best Schweinehaxe I'v had was at the Benedictine abbey of Andechs in Bavaria. I wish I could reproduce their technique.
      You may want to give the Gourmet Butcher Block in Gretna a call 504.392.5700.

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        Hungry Celeste Jun 4, 2012 06:59 AM

        Try Hong Kong Market on Behrman Highway....haven't seen hind shanks, but HKM reliably carries skin-on roasts and pork offal, so you might be able to ask & they'll help you out.

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