Fresh Pork Hind Shanks in New Orleans?
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?
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.