Who wants to try haxe?

Who out there knows what haxe is?

haxe mit sauerkraut

So Joe and I had been told about this dish during our very first week in Germany.  We were told it is delicious, a favorite item in these parts.  In fact someone told us it was their absolute favorite thing they’d eaten while living abroad.  Hmmm, that is a pretty big endorsement.  Makes you want to see what this haxe thing is all about right?  So, haxe is…..are you ready?  Knuckle.  Yes, seriously.  A big ole pork knuckle.

Today on another one of our weekend excursions we stopped for lunch at a really cute German brauhaus.  The place was very warm and inviting.  The menu was, go figure, all in German.  Thankfully our waitress spoke English (or at least enough to meet our needs) and recommended the haxe as the best item on their menu.  So, Joe decided to go hog wild.  Haha, bad joke I know.

Quinn is proud of her German roots!

Yes, even little Quinnie tried the haxe.  She is an adventurous little eater at this point and will eat ANYTHING.  She liked it, honestly.  I  even tasted it.  And I will admit, it was good.  Here is what I ordered though:


My dish was a much more tame roasted pork with red cabbage and dumplings.  It was delicious though.  Another wonderful and low calorie meal 😉 Who wants to join us for dinner??


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  1. jen
    Posted October 24, 2010 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    so….was it joe’s favorite thing ever??

    • Posted October 30, 2010 at 7:21 am | Permalink

      Jen, I don’t know if it was his favorite thing ever, but he did really like it! I’m sure he will be eating more of it too while we’re here.

  2. Helen
    Posted October 25, 2010 at 1:47 am | Permalink

    My dad,(Joe’s Grandpa) loved pigs knuckle and sauerkraut. Anything with sauerkraut,as long as it was pork and had mashed potatoes with it. What a great experience for the three of you. I would love to join you for dinner!!

  3. mary
    Posted October 25, 2010 at 4:41 am | Permalink

    maybe i should come to germany. i’d lose a lot of weight. snarf snarf!

  4. Alison
    Posted October 25, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    We would love to join you for dinner!!! =)

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