Pork Shanks with Vin Santo

L'Antro dell'Alchimista
Pork Shanks with Vin Santo


The only thing better than a sweet roll is a sweet roll filled with chocolate. Pain au chocolat is made from the same kind of dough as a croissant, meaning it requires a multi-step "flaking" process. The pastries are rolled out and cut into rectangles and filled with a nugget of dark chocolate.Then, they need to rise overnight. before baking to flaky perfection in the oven the next morning.


  • 2 shanks (pork)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 5 ounces vin santo (may substitute a sweet dessert wine)
  • salt and ground black pepper


  1. 1Season the shanks with salt and pepper.
  2. 2Place the 2 tablespoons of oil in the slow cooker.
  3. 3Add the shanks.
  4. 4Pour the Vin Santo over the shanks.
  5. 5Set the slow cooker to high for 4 hours.
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