Our recipe for confit pork shank

It’s a piece that we often neglect: the pork shank, which is also called the ham. It is a tasty and very tender meat (this is often the case for pieces close to the bones), whose price is very reasonable: around 15 euros per kilo for very good quality pork. In the recipe we offer you, this shank simmers slowly in the oven, which does not require you to stay in the kitchen during the cooking time.

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 3 hours

Cost/pers. : €2.50

Ingredients for 4 to 6 people

  • 1 pork shank
  • 1 onion
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 500 g new potatoes
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp. to s. purple olives
  • 6 tbsp. to s. olive oil
  • Thyme
  • Salt and pepper

The steps of the recipe

1. We cry

On the years that pass and the onions that sting…

Peel and slice the onion.

Preheat the oven to 200°C.

Place the shank in a large gratin dish with the onion and bay leaves around it, drizzle with oil, sprinkle with thyme, salt and pepper. Pour a little water into the dish.

2. We laugh

It’s so simple…

Bake the dish for 1 hour then lower the temperature to 175°C. And cook for another 1 hour, adding a little water and basting the shank with sauce.

3. We take it easy

Once is not custom…

Wash the seeds and add them around the meat with the garlic and olives.

Cook for another 45 minutes and serve.


I'm William from America, I'm a food lover, often discovering and making new recipes. I started my blog to share my love for food with others. My blog is filled with delicious recipes, cooking tips, and reviews about restaurants and products. I'm also an advocate for healthy eating and strive to create recipes that are easy to make and use fresh ingredients. Many of my recipes contain vegetables or grains as the main ingredients, with a few indulgences thrown in for good measure. I often experiment with new ingredients, adding international flavors and finding ways to make dishes healthier without compromising on flavour. I'm passionate about creating simple yet delicious recipes that are fun to make and can easily be replicated at home. I also love sharing my experiences eating out with others so they can get the best out of their dining experiences. In addition to cooking and writing, I'm also an avid traveler, often visiting new places to discover local delicacies and explore different flavors. I'm always looking for a new challenge – whether it's trying an exotic food or creating a new recipe using unusual ingredients. My blog is a reflection of my passion for food and I'm always looking for new ways to share it with the world. Join me on my culinary journey and let's explore delicious foods together!

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