Pork and Irish Potatoes By Good Food Ireland

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Apr. 19, 2013

Free-range pork is slow roasted by Barry Liscombe of Hartes Bar and Grill and served with roasted potatoes. Pear chutney flavoured with spices, lemon and cider vinegar is perfect with this pork dish. Read this full Good Food Ireland recipe Pork Belly and irish Potatoes


Pork belly with rind on 1 Kilogram
Sea salt 1 Tablespoon
Thyme 1 Bunch (100 gm)
Garlic cloves 2 , crushed
Carrots 2 , coarsely chopped
Onions 2 , coarsely chopped
Celery stalk 1 , coarsely chopped
Cooking apple 1 , coarsely chopped
For the pear chutney
Comice pears 4 , diced (ripe)
Cooking apple 1 , diced
Onion 1 , diced
Brown sugar 150 Gram
Cider vinegar 120 Milliliter
Sultanas 3 Tablespoon
Lemon 1/2
Chopped ginger 1 Teaspoon
Clove 1
For the potatoes
Maris piper/Rooster potatoes 1 Kilogram
Duck fat 1 Tablespoon
Fennel seeds 1 Teaspoon
Chopped parsley 1 Teaspoon
Salt and pepper To Taste



1. Pre-heat your oven to 160 degrees C.


2. Place all the ingredients in a heavy based pan, bring to the boil and simmer for 45mins-1hour.

3. To prepare the pork belly, score the skin with a knife, taking care not to pierce the flesh, rub the sea salt generously on the flesh side and the skin.

4. Lay the vegetables in a large dish deep enough to hold the vegetables and the belly sitting on top.

5. Fill the tray half way up the sides with water, cover with tin foil or a lid and cook for 4-5hours. Checking halfway to top up the water.

6. While this is cooking, the belly should give way when poked the back of a wooden spoon. It should be nice and tender.

7. Carefully remove the belly, reserving the juices for stock for soups or sauces. And lay on parchment paper on a deep dish, lay another sheet on top of this and a second tray, weighing down the belly with tins of beans, this will give the belly a nice shape and for ease of cutting. Leave over night to set.


8. Slice the pork belly into nice squares or rectangles, giving one per portion.

9. Heat a frying pan with a little oil and place the pork skin side down, fry untill crispy,

10. Turn and brown on the bottom, place on a sheet of tin foil in the oven at 200’c for 10-15mins until golden.

11. Heat another pan, add the butter and tbsp of oil, the fry the potatoes until golden brown, add the fennel seeds and season.


12. Serve the belly with the potatoes and a good lashing of chutney, and garnish with broccoli enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 390 Minutes
Ready In: 390 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 669Calories from Fat 205

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 23 g35.4%

Saturated Fat 7 g35%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 140 mg5.83%

Total Carbohydrates 80 g26.7%

Dietary Fiber 5 g20%

Sugars 30 g

Protein 37 g74%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet