First off, lay your hocks out on a cutting board and let rise to room temperature. Then spread and rub in a mix of:
2 Tblspn sea salt
4 cloves, ground
4 juniper berries, ground
10 black peppercorns, ground
NOTE: These proportions can be modified as to your particular tastes.
http://auspit.com/ over my outdoor fire pit using a mix of maple and cherry wood. This normally takes about 2 hours, depending on fire. These were BIG hocks and took a bit over 3 hours. When ready, remove from the spit and let rest 10 minutes before serving.
Almost done on the spit
I usually finish this off serving it with Potato Dumplings, Spätzle, or Hot German Potato Salad. These recipes will not be published at this time as they are my mother's (and generations before) personal recipes and out of respect for them I will only share the picture. These hocks were big enough only one side dish was needed. The best of Deutschland. Joie de Vivre!
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