Veal shank

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Calf shanks

The veal knuckle (South German veal shank ) is the lower leg of the calf , that is a section of the club . The rear axle is heavier and meatier than the front axle. Shanks are usually offered in stores with leg bones, also cut as leg slices , less often boned .

Veal knuckles are good for roasting or braising . Classic recipes are the roasted Bavarian veal shank and the Italian stew Ossobuco .