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Schweinshaxe served with fried potatoes (Bratkartoffeln) and Sauerkraut at a Bavarian restaurant in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Roasted Austrian style Stelze

Schweinshaxe (German pronunciation: [ˈʃvaɪns.haksə]), in German cuisine, is a roasted ham hock (or “pork knuckle”),[1] especially popular in Bavaria.[2]

The Austrian version of this dish, called Stelze (Austrian pronunciation [ˈʃtɛl.tsɛ], Viennese pronunciation ['ʃtœˑ.tsṇ]), is usually marinated or pre-boiled in a caraway seed and garlic brine, roasted until the skin is crisp, and served with mustard, horseradish, and pickled chili peppers. The Bavarian version is often served with potato dumplings and red cabbage,[3] or with sauerkraut and potatoes.

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  1. ^ Dawn Simonds, Best Food In Town: The Restaurant Lover's Guide to Comfort Food in the Midwest, Emmis Books, 2004, ISBN 1-57860-146-0
  2. ^ Gerhard Schulze,Die Erlebnisgesellschaft: Kultursoziologie der Gegenwart, Campus Verlag, 2005, ISBN 3-593-37888-4
  3. ^ Darwin Porter; Danforth Prince (2 December 2009). Frommer's Germany 2010. John Wiley & Sons. p. 308. ISBN 978-0-470-47073-2. Retrieved 11 December 2011.