An awesome dinner
It’s been a while since I’ve made a post to this blog. But finally something important enough to post about has happened. Namely the dinner I made myself today. No recipe apart from the food knowledge I posses in my exceptional brain. But so you too can share this culinary experience I’m going to guide you through it, step by step. Not all steps need to be done in the order given. Which steps can be interchanged is left as an exercise for the reader.
1. Make Norwegian sauerkraut for Christmas. Preferably this task should be given to your younger brother.
2. Store said sauerkraut in your freezer for at least six months, then defrost it in the microwave.
3. Buy slices of pork neck, or neck chops as we call them here in Norway. Pick one with nice marbling, pepper it well and place in shallow container. Cover with apple juice and leave in fridge for at least an hour.
4. Brown meat well in sizzling butter in a pot or pan that you have a lid for.
5. Cover meat with apple juice, starting with the marinade. Add a splash of soy sauce. Put the lid on and leave to simmer on low heat for 45 minutes, turning it now and again.
6. Remove meat.
8. Reduce apple juice to a thick syrup.
7. Put meat back in for reheating while you get your mashed potatoes ready.
8. Put meat slathered in apple syrup on plate with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes.
9. Add more apple syrup. Wonder if you can use all of it, and if it has any other uses, and if it’s a sin to throw it out. Decide it will probably just sit forever in the fridge and fill pot with water ruining the remaining syrup but ensuring it will not dry out and become a permanent part of pan.
11. Sing my praises.