|Dinner for 4 for under ten dollars|
|Pure food. So simple.So nice|
This meal is by far one of my favorite meals in all categories. The crackling and the sweet lovely chunks of rose colored meat. The added smoothness of the slightly spicy creamy root vegetable mash.This meal is really a hot tub of goodness, that is both easy on the wallet, and easy to prepare. Next time your at the nearest butcher or meat counter ask for some pork shanks and give this a go. Really....magical.
How to Swedish style Pork shanks and root veggie mash:
- 1 kg rinsed pork shank
- 1 carrot
- 1 yellow onion
- 6 whole all spice peppercorns
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 turnip ( ca 400g)
- 3 carrots (ca 400g)
- stock from the pork shank
- 8-10 (ca 800g) good mashing potatoes
|Just this easy|
Add the now rinsed and clean pork shank to a large pot of cold water.Let it cook up on an medium heat until it comes to a slight boil.Peal and chop your onion and carrot and add it to the pot. Also add in your peppercorns and your bay leaf. Turn down the heat to low and and place a lid on top.Let simmer for about 1½- 2 hours or until the meat is ready to fall off the bone.
When the meat is about ready. Remove it gently from your stock, and discard your cooked vegetables from the stock. Let your pork rest while you prepare your mash.
|Root Vegetables. Equals goodness.|
|Fläsklägg med rotmos.... Comfort food Swedish style|
I like to turn the oven up to 200C -400F and lay my pork leg under the grill to make a nice crackling with the skin. Around 20 minutes, but watch it so it does not burn. Remove from the oven and serve with your favorite French mustard and traditionally Swedes eat this with a big glass of milk. Either way it's a lovely dinner and I hope you give it a try. I hope you will not be disappointed.