God aften Raffies!
We are in Denmark today! We are touching our first Scandinavian country. Dwelling in the old Viking kingdom and enjoying some nice Northern food: Stegt Flæsk!
Stegt Flæsk med Persillesovs, translated it means “fried meat with parsley sauce”, is the national dish of Denmark and a main course you can find in any Danish household on a daily basis.
As a good Northman, there has to be meat..fried pork belly with some boiled new potatoes and a nice parsley sauce. The dish was simple, but really good. The sauce went really well together with the potatoes. The only downside: It is very filling!
500 g pork belly slices
500 g potatoes
4 tbsp butter
200 g flour
75 ml milk
75 ml whipping cream
fresh parsley, chopped
Start by cutting the pork belly in slices, dry them on some kitchen paper and season them with salt and pepper.
For the potatoes I used young potatoes, the small round ones. I washed them and boilt them for about 20 minutes.
Make a roux with the butter and flour by melting the butter on low heat and quickly whisking in the flour. Pour the milk in slowly, while continuously whisking the sauce. Continue until you have the consistency you prefer. I went for a slightly thick, but not too dense, sauce. Add the whipping cream and season with salt and pepper. Add nutmeg. Let the sauce simmer for about 10 minutes.
Fry the pork belly in a pan until crispy. Dry them with more kitchen paper to drain the fat. Keep them warm in the oven, until serving.
Serve the pork belly with the potatoes. Pour the sauce over the potatoes and sprinkle with parsley.
Actually, while looking for a recipe for Denmark, I had first thought of the Danish pastries, like Danish and Cinnamon rolls..but I guess I’ll do them some weekend very soon..