Baeckeoffe is a baker's stew from France's Alsace region - housewives would prepare the dish, then take it to the bakery in the morning to be cooked in the residual heat of the oven, ready for a delicious dinner. Begin this recipe a day ahead to marinate the meat.
Note Pig's trotters are available from select butchers; you may need to order ahead. Ask your butcher to cut the trotters for you.
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