Here is a super simple way to use the local pork you can find from small farmers. These heirloom Berkshire pigs are much better tasting then factory-farmed pork.
This simple fall recipe really amps up the apple flavor and is a perfectly satisfying comfort food dish.
VIDEO-Heirloom Pork w Apples, Hard Cider & Sage
- 2.5 lbs heirloom Berkshire pork cut into small chunks
- 1/4 c ap flour
- 2 large organic Granny Smith apples peeled, cored diced
- 1 medium onion diced
- 1/4 c lard
- 16 oz hard cider
- 5 sage leaves minced
- 1/2 cup organic heavy cream
- salt and pepper taste
- Place a large dutch oven with tight fitting lid over medium high heat, add lard.
- Toss pork cubes with flour, mix well. Brown pork in pot, then take out with slotted spoon.
- Add more lard, the onions and cook for 5 minutes, deglaze pan with some of the cider, scrape up the brown stuff!
- Add pork, season it, then add half the sage, cover, reduce heat to low, cook 90 minutes.
- Open the pot, add cream, stir, cover cook another 20 minutes.
- Adjust seasoning before serving.
- Nice over egg noodles!!