Boiled apples with bacon
10 large apples
½ kilo bacon (not sliced)
Peal the apples, remove the core and cut them in "boats". Slice
the bacon in fairly thick pieces - about 5 mm. Put the apple pieces in a cooking
pot together with a little bit of water (prevents the apples from burning).
The apples are cooked until they reach a porridge consistency - add a couple
of spoonfuls of the liquid bacon fat, and depending on the sweetness of the
apples add sugar. While cooking the apples fry the bacon in a pan or - if you
are smart and don´t want the hole house to smell of fried bacon! - in the oven.
The bacon is fried until it reach the state crispiness you prefere. Serve the
apples and bacon with rye bread (Danish style!). "Æbleflæsk"
is usually served during fall and winter - and there are lots of local variations
in the way of how to prepare this dish just right. Dark beer is the right beverage
to accompany "æbleflæsk", and because it can be a little
fat you have a good excuse to also enjoy a "snaps" with the meal!