Denmark,  Pork

Æbleflæsk – Pork and apples

Here is a recipe for æbleflæsk – or pork and apples! A delicious classic from the Danish kitchen! 
Perfect match of sweetness from the apples and saltiness from the pork.

Yield: 4 servings

Æbleflæsk - Pork and apples

Æbleflæsk - Pork and apples
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 10 thin slices pork belly.
  • 4 apples, sliced.
  • Handful of fresh parsley.
  • Salt flakes.
  • Freshly ground black pepper.

Sides

  • Rye bread.
  • Butter for the bread.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 175C°/350F° in a convection oven.
  2. Drizzle salt and pepper on both sides of the slices of pork belly and place them on a oven rack. Place the rack in the middle of the oven with a pan underneath (to catch the drippings from the pork belly and avoid a mess in your oven.)
  3. Bake the pork in the oven for about 45 minutes. If you'd like, turn the oven up to 220C°/ 425F° for the last few minutes for extra crispiness.
  4. Place the pork slices on some paper to drain the fat. Pour fat from the oven pan into a frying pan and bring to a medium heat. Fry the apple slices in the fat, turning carefully to avoid mashing them. They are supposed to be lightly soft and warm throughout.
  5. Place apples in a colander and let the fat drain.
  6. Serve apples together with the pork slices, drizzle over fresh parsley.
    Tastes great with some good rye bread on the side.

Notes

Recipe and image source: Valdemarsro.dk.

If you decide to try the recipe, I would love to hear what you think! 

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