Description

Pulled pork and jalapeno chillis take fries to a whole new level.

Ingredients

  • 600g piece pork belly, score the fat
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 onion, cut into eight wedges
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 cup Massel chicken style liquid stock or water
  • 4 large potatoes (russet or sebago)
  • 30g butter
  • 2 tablespoon plain flour
  • 200ml Bulla Crème Fraîche
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Oil, for frying
  • Sliced jalapeno chillies, to serve
  • Coriander, to serve
  • Lime, to serve
  • Red onion, cut into slithers, to serve

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C (160C fan-forced).
  2. Place pork into a baking dish and season with salt. Add the onion, garlic, thyme and stock to the dish and cook covered for 1 1/2 - 2 hours until pork is tender. Place under a hot grill at end of cooking if a crispy skin is desired. Shred meat and combine with cooking juices, cooked onion and garlic, set aside.
  3. Peel potatoes and cut into 1cm wide lengths. Place into a bowl of cold water until required. Ensuring they are drained and patted dry prior to frying.
  4. To prepare the sauce, melt butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute. Whisk in stock and bring to the boil. Stir in half of the crème fraîche with the paprika and cumin. Simmer for a further minute. Season to taste.
  5. Heat a large saucepan of oil to approx. 170