Appenzelleri (Appenzell Pork)

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Appenzelleri (Appenzell Pork)
Appenzelleri (Appenzell Pork)
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Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:754
Ready in:55 minutes
Prep. time:20 minutes
Cook time:35 minutes
Difficulty:Difficult
Recipe author:Chef
First published:20th January 2013
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A small, heavy iron frying pan is excellent to flatten the fillets
Appenzelleri filling, using home cured ham

A pork and cheese dish from Appenzell in north-east Switzerland.

Ingredients

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Method

  1. Use a meat mallet, rolling pin or small frying pan to bash the pork slices between sheets of greaseproof paper until they are very thin. Using the (clean!!) base of a small, heavy, iron frying pan is also a good way of doing this - see photo on the right
  2. Melt 25 g of the butter in a frying pan and sauté the onions and garlic until soft.
  3. Add the ham and mushrooms and cook for 3 minutes, stirring continuously.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon of the flour and cook for a further minute.
  5. Slowly add the wine, stirring using a figure of eight motion with a wooden spoon or spatula, so that it is absorbed by the flour.
  6. Add the herbs and seasonings, and cook, still stirring, until the mixture is thick.
  7. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  8. Add the egg yolk and the cheese and mix thoroughly.
  9. Spread 8 of the pork slices with the mixture, top with the remaining 8 slices to form a sandwich and pinch the edges to seal.
  10. Heat the remaining butter in another frying pan.
  11. Dredge each pork 'sandwich' in the remaining flour, dip into the beaten egg and then the breadcrumbs.
  12. Cook the pork over a fairly high heat for 3 or 4 minutes on each side and serve immediately.

Variations

Try to use Appenzeller cheese if you can. It is available from Backhaus by mail order, but if you cannot get it, use Gruyère cheese instead.

Serving suggestion

I had a little of the filling left over and as I had planned to have this with pasta, I am going to mix the leftover filling with some olive oil and mix into the pasta.

Chef's notes

You could probably fill 2 pork fillets with the quantity of filling shown here and these freeze really well, (separate with pieces of grease-proof paper). Make a big batch in one go and stock the freezer up.

See also

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