Crispy pork with parsley sauce
Crispy pork with parsley sauce and boiled potatoes is, according to Scandification, considered Denmark’s national dish. They say once you taste it you’ll see why. And I have to agree.
This is a very simple dish. You salt the chops, bake them till crispy, boil some potatoes, use some of their boiling water to make a parsley sauce with milk, butter, flour and parsley. Very simple, very tasty and very satisfying.
Just to make this a little different I sprinkled the chops with some Chinese 5 Spice and paprika but honestly it made very little difference. The salt sings out and it all just goes very well together.
The parsley sauce is really just a Béchamel sauce with some parsley and some of the boiling water from the cooked potatoes. I added a little ground allspice and some nutmeg to this because that’s how I make Bechamel sauce. I also added a pinch of sugar – but forgot to put sugar in the ingredient shot.
I really like this. It’s tasty and also very non-threatening. It’s savoury and satisfying without having anything additions that anyone would find challenging.
Reading through a few Danish recipes I think their cuisine is full of flavours I love. And of course there’s Danish pastries… Although apparently Danish pastries were first made by Austrian bakers in Denmark.
I haven’t been to Denmark. Only passed through – and bought some lovely salty and sweet gluten-free licorice on the way. The licorice was so nice I’d go back even if it was just for that. But let’s see what else there is to do and see there –
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