Roast Bavarian Ham Hocks with Beer, Caraway & Juniper


Diana Henry's beer-soaked ham hocks are a true crowd-pleaser. The subtly sweet, tender meat has a beautiful golden brown colour, seasoned with caraway and juniper

What you will need

2 unsmoked ham hocks (each about 1.2 kg), rind scored

6 garlic cloves

5 tsp caraway seeds

2 tsp juniper berries

3 tbsp olive oil (plus more for rubbing on the hocks) Olive oil ol-iv oyl Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

3 large onions, sliced

3 celery sticks, diced

500g potatoes, sliced

600g celeriac, peeled and sliced Celeriac sell-air-e-ak The unsung hero of the vegetable world, knobbly, odd-shaped celeriac has a subtle, celery-like…

4 eating apples, cored and quartered

4 bay leaves

750ml dark beer

3 tsp soft light brown sugar


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