Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Hygge Pork

Master is making a trip to Denmark so slave thought it would dig into some Danish recipes. This crock pot dish was derived by taking ideas from “Mørbrad med Svesker og Aebler” a Danish recipe with a touch of the Swedish “Äpple-Flåsk” 

The Danish word: “Hygge” means “Cozy” but they have taken the concept to a whole new level into their cuisine and lifestyle.
Hygge” usually involves intimate dinners at home with long conversations over candlelight and red wine, enjoying the company of friends and family. Now the word is generally used for all those social interactions. So slave named this “Hygge Pork” in hopes that it will inspire you to have a warm cozy, intimate dinner with long conversations over wine and this hearty “middag”.


4 pork boneless loin chops, about an inch thick
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced
2 medium celery stalks, finely chopped (1 cup)
2 medium Fuji or Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
1 medium onion, sliced
1 cup dried cranberries
¼ cup butter or margarine, melted
½ cup low sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth.
½ cup dark rum
Brine the pork chops the night before. This is simply a must do if you want a great tasting juicy bite of pork! Be sure to rinse and dry before cooking!

1/3 cup kosher salt
1/3 cup brown sugar
½ cup of the hottest tap water
1 cup dark rum
Add the hot tap water to the sugar and salt. Stir until it is dissolved then add the rum. Place pork chops in plastic bags and add the brine. Let sit overnight.
Spray inside of slow cooker with cooking spray.
Do all of your peeling and slicing (slice the apples last because they brown the fastest.)

Layer half of the potato slices in bottom of pot.
Make a second layer from half of the apple & onion slices and spoon half of the cranberries and celery over that.

Add pork chops in a single layer.
Repeat layers of sweet potato, then apple & onion
Spoon the rest of the mixture on top.
Pour the melted butter over everything, then mix the Chicken broth and rum right in the measuring cup. Carefully pour over the layers. Cover.
Cook on low heat setting 8 hours or until pork is tender.

Don't worry it will cook down! 

Substitutions – Use Butternut squash slices instead of sweet potato. If you do, blanch the squash first in boiling water for about 3 minutes.
Try dried cherries or dried blueberries: use the dried because cooking for this long a time will turn fresh berries into mush.
Serve with steamed green beans or other green vegetable without sauce.

Slave hopes this inspires you to plan your own cozy intimate dinner. Forget what the “experts” tell you about what type of wine you should serve, serve what you like the taste of!
Light the candles, lower the lights and prepare to cuddle with your “kæreste” or snuggle against your “skibsføreren”!
Everyday, slave is thankful to be serving my Master Indy
To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

Please buy slave's cookbook:

The Little Black Book of Indiscreet Recipes by Dan White via @amazon


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