Æbleflæsk is a famous Danish dish made from cured or salted pork belly that is fried with apples, thyme, and sugar. The apples are often cooked with chopped onion. There are many variations, ranging from a sweet apple mash with small bacon cubes to larger slices of slightly salted and fried pork, served on a plate with fried apples and onions.
The pork belly is cooked in a skillet in a standard version today, accompanied by pieces of tart apples. They are combined with spices and sugar while the apples are frying. These ingredients create a sweet, salty, and savory dish that has been a classic favorite throughout time.
To learn how to make this dish yourself, follow the recipe below. This is a great unique meal to prepare for a special occasion. This dish is best enjoyed warm, with family and friends.
About Danish Apple Pork
Danish cuisine evolved from the local produce of the peasant population. It was improved by the techniques of cooking developed in the late 19th century and the broader availability of products during and after the Industrial Revolution.
When prepared and decorated with a range of fine ingredients, open sandwiches, known as smørrebrød, can be considered a national specialty. Usually, hot meals are made with meat or fish.
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