O'Reilly's Pig Wings

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"Deep-fried pork shanks slathered in spicy apple butter sauce. Great replacement for chicken wings. These are from O'Reilly's Irish Bar and Restaurant, downtown Indianapolis, IN."
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2 h 45 m servings 378 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 378 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 15.1 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 32.5g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 29.1 g
  • 58%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 76 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 1054 mg
  • 42%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Cover pork shanks with water in a large pot over medium heat; bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low, cover the pot, and gently simmer pork shanks until tender, about 2 hours. Skim foam that forms on the surface of water as pork cooks; pour in more water as needed. Drain pork shanks and allow to cool, about 15 minutes. Remove surface moisture with paper towels.
  3. Pour root beer into a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until reduced to 4 cups, about 20 minutes.
  4. Stir apple butter and hot sauce into root beer; reduce heat to low and simmer to keep warm, stirring occasionally, while frying shanks.
  5. Heat vegetable oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  6. Gently lower pork shanks into hot oil, 2 or 3 at a time, and deep-fry until meat is crisp and brown, about 3 minutes per batch. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels.
  7. Serve pork shanks slathered with hot apple butter sauce.


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