- Select 10 thick slices of fresh
streaky pork - and place the pork slices on the oven
rack. Put a little bowl of water underneath the rack
to keep the streaky pork slices juicy during roasting.
- Then preheat the oven to 200°C.
Place the rack with the slices of pork in the heated
oven. Roast the pork in the oven for about 15-20 minutes
- until the slices are crispy and golden. Remove the
rack - and let the slices drip off on a paper towel.
- Melt the butter in a large saucepan.
Cut the onions in rings and fry them till they are
golden. Remove the onions to drip - and then ad the
apples into the saucepan - with some of the remaining
butter from the onions. Let the apples simmer for
3-4 minutes with some
bay leaves plus
rosemary leaves -
to your taste - then ad some sugar and water
until the apples have turned into a suitable rustic
pulpy mash - where the structure of the apples still
are visible. Then ad rest of the sugar.
- Serve the apple pork on fresh rough
rye bread - that is spread with Danish pork lard.
Start with a layer of the apple pulp - then the fried
onions - and then decorate with the golden and crispy
streaky pork on top of the mashed apples. Garnish
with fresh rosemary
You can also buy various ready-made "Æbleflæsk"
- Apple Pork in supermarkets and grocery stores -
but it is not as tasty as the home cooking version.
Consuming Apples and Pork
The Danes harvest - import and eat more that 25,000
t of apples every year -
and are the most pork eating consumers
in the world - as each Dane eats over 70 kg
of tasty pork products every year
Eating - and traditional
Danish food culture