Smoked pig knees

I like to cook pork. From the cheeks to the shanks. It’s all good. But this is the weirdest cut of pork I could find to put on the grill.
Pig knees are not on the top of your mind when you want to grill something. But I dare you to try it and be surprised.

Prep Time 4 hrs
Cook Time 4 hrs
Resting time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine smoked
Servings 4 people
Calories 90 kcal


  • 4 pieces Pig knees
  • 1 cup Sea salt
  • 1/4 cup raw cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup ground black pepper


  • Put the pig knees in a large ziplock bag. Mix the salt, sugar and pepper and cover the pig knees with it. Set it in the fridge for four hours.
  • After dry brining them you brush off all the excess salt, sugar and pepper.
  • Start up your smoker with an indirect temperature of 180°C/356°F. Put the pig knees in, place a thermometer and close the lid.
  • Wait till the meat reaches a core temperature of 80°C/176°F. When the skin has dried out but not yet crispy you can help it a little. Stick the pig knees on a stick and rotate them above direct heat. You see the skin starting to crisp.
  • Let the knees rest for 10 minutes before slicing them up.



Calories: 90kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 29900mgPotassium: 214mgFiber: 4gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 85IUCalcium: 88mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Pig knees, Pork, Smoked
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