Stewed Pork Shank Slices
158 mins (prep 8, cooking 150)
11 ingredients
4 servings
This is such a neglected cut of pork! In my part of the world it's always quite cheap, and comes mostly packed in neat slices. It may look fatty, but it's not at all -- what looks like fat is skin, connective tissue and gelatine. It is, in fact, one of the most nutritious of meats and very rich in calcium. It's very flavourful, needs no dressing up, and just needs enough time on the stove.

Categories:  stew , african , main-dish , meat , pork , inexpensive , <-4-hours , time-to-make ,
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  • 2 lbs pork shank, sliced (or buy more, 1 kg or buy more)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar (30 ml)
  • 2 tablespoons sago (30 ml)
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 -2 potato, chopped in large chunks
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (or use fresh garlic)
  • 2 teaspoons salt (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon pepper, coarse
  • handful chopped parsley


Serving Size (350.11 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 1702.68 Calories from Fat 1643.49
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 182.61g 1123.73%
Saturated Fat 66.64g 1332.87%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 195.05mg 260.06%
Sodium 7255.31mg 1209.22%
Total Carbohydrate 1.41g 1.88%
Dietary Fiber 0.39 g 6.28%
Sugars 0.02 g %
Protein 11.71g 93.68%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.27mg%
Calcium 21.75mg% Iron 1.23mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
chopped parsley