tmedia
Main content

https://www.lifestylefood.com.au/recipes/11904/pork-faggots-braised-in-cider-with-spring-vegetables

LifestyleFOOD.com.au

Pork Faggots Braised In Cider With Spring Vegetables

Sean Hope's Leicestershire Cook Off dish ...

Ingredients

  • For the Pork

  • 250g pigs liver- cleaned and roughly chopped

  • 250g pig’s heart – cleaned and roughly chopped

  • 250g pork mince

  • 300g bread crumbs

  • 100g caul

  • For the cider sauerkraut

  • 2 large shallots- peeled and finely chopped

  • 1 leak- peeled and finely chopped

  • 1 large carrot- peeled and finely chopped

  • 1 cloves garlic- peeled and finely chopped

  • 2 juniper berries -ground

  • 1 chilli- finely chopped

  • 1 tsp ground allspice

  • 250ml cider

  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley

  • 2 tbsp sherry vinegar

  • Ingredients for the sage and onion rosti potato

  • ½ small white onion (finely sliced)

  • 1 clove garlic (finely chopped)

  • 2 large Maris piper potatoes (shredded)

  • 1 table spoon finely chopped sage

  • 2 tablespoons Welland valley rapeseed oil

  • 1 knob of butter

  • Ingredients for the cider sauerkraut

  • 1 small white cabbage (finely sliced)

  • ¼ sliced white onion (finely sliced)

  • ¼ stick cinnamon

  • 100ml sherry /cider vinegar

  • 250ml cider

  • 1 pinch freshly chopped thyme

  • 2 tablespoons Leicestershire honey

  • Ingredients for the caramelised apples

  • 3 granny smith apples

  • 75g caster sugar

  • 25g butter

  • Streaky bacon to serve

  • Cooked asparagus spears and baby turnips to serve.

Method

  • Method for the pork:

  • 1.

    Put the liver, heart and mince into a bowl and mix together well with the breadcrumbs and season.

  • 2.

    Sweat off all the vegetables and spices in a saucepan with a little oil.

  • 3.

    Add the cider and boil to reduce completely, allow to cool.

  • 4.

    Add the chopped parsley and mix everything into the meat.

  • 5.

    Add the vinegar and season to taste.

  • 6.

    Preheat the oven to 180°C/350F/Gas 4

  • 7.

    Roll out the faggots into even sized portions (2 faggots per portion) and wrap in caul fat.

  • 8.

    Seal the faggots in a frying pan/roasting tin until golden brown.

  • 9.

    Roast in the oven for approx 15 -20 minutes.

  • Method for the cider sauerkraut:

  • 1.

    Pour the vinegar/cinnamon and cider into a large saucepan and bring to the boil.

  • 2.

    Add the onion and cabbage, cook out for approx 10 minutes.

  • 3.

    Season to taste, add the honey and finish with the chopped thyme.

  • 4.

    Allow to steep for a further 15 minutes before serving.

  • Method for the rosti:

  • 1.

    Mix well together the potato/onion/garlic and sage.

  • 2.

    Season generously with salt and ground black pepper.

  • 3.

    Add the oil to a frying pan and the butter.

  • 4.

    When the butter starts to foam add the rosti mix to the pan and pat down to form a cake.

  • 5.

    Fry for approx 2-3 minutes (or until golden brown).

  • 6.

    Turn over and repeat.

  • 7.

    Turn out onto a chopping board, cut into equal portions and serve.

  • Method for the apples:

  • 1.

    Peel and core and quarter the apples.

  • 2.

    Melt the butter in the pan, add the sugar and saute the apples until golden brown.

  • To Serve:

  • 1.

    Place a spoonful of sauerkraut in the middle of the plate.

  • 2.

    Add 2 faggots side by side on top of the sauerkraut.

  • 3.

    The wegde of rosti is then sandwiched between the faggots.

  • 4.

    Place 2 caramelised apple segments on top and scatter 2 baby turnips and asparagus spears over and around the dish

  • 5.

    Finished off with a rasher of very crispy streaky bacon and deep fried sage leaf.

» Metric Converter

Tell us what you think in the comments below

 
 

Sign Out

Click to Rate

Join the Conversation

Please note, LifeStyle cannot respond to all comments posted in our comments feed. If you have a comment or query you would like LifeStyle to respond to, please use our feedback form.

0 0 0 0 0
Average Rating
0 comments • 0 ratings
  • Average 0
  • Total 0
  • On Air Score 0
  • Viewer Score 0