Thank you and your family for your support! Our Bavarian Weekend Mother’s Day Feast is easy to prepare and will give you a little feeling of Bavaria.
First things first: Organise a Bier or a glass of sparkling from the bottle you have received. Open the Bier and PROST to your family, you imaginary friends and the pork knuckle. Give the colouring set to your kids so they are busy while you enjoy your cook off.
Let’s get you started with our step-by-step guide how our Chef would prepare the food.
Pork knuckle (2hours)
Pre-heat your oven to 140 degree Celsius and take a sip of your Bier.
Remove the knuckle from the bag and reserve the gel for later.
Place the knuckle in a roasting tray with most of the skin facing up, pop it in the oven for 90 mins (we are slow roasting to render the fat and get the skin ready for crispiness)
Remove the big friend from the oven
Turn oven up to 240c
Quickly have a quick sip of your Bier (Important) Don’t Skip this it’s essential to the outcome of the meal.
Once the oven is on 240C -put the knuckle back in the oven. This should take about 15 to 30 min (Depends on your oven)
Keep Checking every 5-10 min to see if it is crisping up. (remember every oven is different)
So, this sounds a bit exhausting so better have another skull of bier.
The knuckle will be ready once the skin is completely crispy and you can see some air pockets on the skin. In the meantime, while the knuckle is doing it’s magic, it’s time to get the rest ready.
Sausages (15mins) Place all sausages into a pan and fry them until they get a nice colour on both sides. Cook them entirely. This can be done at last.
Ok this is a super easy one.
Pre heat a non sticky pan and put some oil in
Heat up the spatzle for about 5 minutes, until they are slightly brown
Add the spinach, onions, tomatoes and the cheese (keep a bit of the cheese in order to put in on top just before you serve it)
While it’s baking grab another Bier and imagine you are dancing on a table to the sweetest Oktoberfest sounds.
Keep stirring the mix for about 5-10mins until the cheese is melted and everything is nicely mixed together
Sides (10mins) You can heat in the microwave or pots.
Mash should be done in a pot for sure. (slow heat and keep string it)
Quick check your Bier or sparkling it might be getting warm.
Sauerkraut can be heated in the microwave oven (about 3min)
Now for the pork jus. (Remember the gel from the knuckle?) Quickly find it and put it with the jus. Warm it up ready to serve.
Quick check the knuckle and PROST to your family. It’s almost ready!
Ok, the knuckle should be looking glorious (If not then you haven’t had enough Bier)
You can serve the Feast now. Place the klnuckle in the middle of the table. Put Sauerkraut and mash potato in a bowl each and place the pork jus next to it. Put the Spatzle on a plate and the bread as well.
Take a picture of your amazing work and tag us on @hofbrauhaus_melb on Instagram and get a free Bier on your next stay at Hofbrauhaus. Don’t miss our big re-opening Bavarian party after all this is over! Thanks again for your support and enjoy your Bavarian Feast!