Franconian Schäufele with Red Cabbage, Savoy Cabbage and Gnocchis

5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 50 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 50 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine European
Servings 5 people
Calories 107 kcal



  • 4 kg Pork shoulder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 0,5 tsp Ground caraway
  • 1 tsp Marjoram
  • 1 bunch Soup vegetables
  • 1 Pc. Onion
  • 1 liter Water

Red wine and rosemary sauce:

  • 1 kg Pig bones
  • 1 bunch Soup vegetables
  • 2 Pc. Onions
  • 2 Pc. Bay leaves
  • 3 Pc. Cloves
  • 1 tbsp Tomato paste
  • 750 ml Red wine
  • 250 ml Port wine
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Sugar
  • 2 Pc. Rosemary sprigs
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • Flour butter

Red cabbage:

  • 1 Pc. Red cabbage
  • 1 Glass Apple compote
  • 1 Pc. Onion
  • 8 Pc. Cloves
  • 1 Pc. Bay leaf
  • 3 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Clarified butter
  • 2 tbsp Red wine vinegar
  • 500 ml Vegetable broth
  • 500 ml Red wine
  • 1 tsp Salt

Savoy cabbage:

  • 1 head Savoy cabbage
  • 200 ml Cream
  • 1 Pc. Onion
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • Nutmeg

Potato gnocchi:

  • 50 g Parmesan
  • 500 g Floury potatoes
  • 2 Pc. Egg yolk
  • 250 g Ricotta
  • 150 g Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Nutmeg



  • Wash the meat well, pat dry with kitchen paper and cut only the rind into small squares or diagonally.
  • Preheat the oven to 160 ° C hot air. Put the meat in a casserole with lard and fry in it.
  • Put the meat in the casserole with the rind facing up and cover with water just up to the rind. Braise for 4 hours without a lid.
  • At the end of the cooking time, let the rind pop out under the grill in the oven.

Red wine and rosemary sauce:

  • Add the tomato paste and sauté briefly. Now add the bones and deglaze everything with the red wine and port wine. Add the spices and reduce to low heat for about 2 hours.

Red cabbage:

  • Mix in the apple compote and lard the onion with the cloves and add all the spices.
  • Then fill up with broth and red wine and simmer for about 30 - 45 minutes, stirring repeatedly, until the cabbage is soft.
  • The herb does not develop its full aroma until it is warmed up.
  • Remove the stalk from the savoy cabbage and cut into small pieces. Then cook with the chopped onion, salt, sugar, pepper and nutmeg in the cream until soft and then coarsely puree.
  • Season again to taste and warm up before serving.
  • Measure all ingredients and have them ready. Finely grate the Parmesan, wash the potatoes thoroughly and cook in a saucepan covered with water until soft.
  • Now add the ricotta, flour and Parmesan and work everything into a smooth mass. Then season them with salt and nutmeg.
  • Shape the dough into rolls about 2 cm thick on a floured work surface. Cut into 2 cm long pieces with a floured dough card.
  • When the gnocchi rise, lift them out with a ladle and soak in cold water. Just before serving, heat in a pan with butter.


Serving: 100gCalories: 107kcalCarbohydrates: 7.8gProtein: 2.1gFat: 5g
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Written by John Myers

Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

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