Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Pork (leg) in a clay pot

I must admit that I have neglected a little bit me beloved blog-home, but fortunately nothing bad has happened, it is just that my free time is significantly reduced. However, I always try to cook as often as possible and to visit all the blogs I love, but I have not the time to posts new recipes and comment on everything I like as often as I want to. Hope to fully recover soon!
Now, to the cooking part. This dish I think is one of the most delicious, impressive, aromatictender  meals EVER!! And the best thing about it, is that it's very very easy, as all the work is done by the oven, so the chef can just have a great morning while waiting!!

Ingredients
1 pork leg with the bone
2-3 cloves of garlic
black pepper
red pepper
oregano
salt
olive oil
potatoes
optional: lemon
 
How To Make
Put the pork overnight in a bowl and pread with some olive oil and spices. Ideallyat some point turn the leg upside down.
The next day, first of all turn on the oven to 150 degrees Celsius. Cut the potatoes into large chunks and put the leg in the clay pot. Cut a clove of garlic into thin slices and fix them with a knife in various places of it. Pour in this holes the remaining juice of th bowl. Spread the potatoes around it, sprinkle them with spices and a little more olive oil throughout the pot (and optional lemon).
Put the clay pot in the oven and forget about it for 3 hours. After these 3 hours we check periodically the pork. A total of 3.5-4 hours is needed and its ready, when the meat falls off easily from the bone and it is soft and easily cut with just a fork. Shortly before the end, I like to fill the holes of the pork with the juice from the pot, this way it becomes even more delicious!
 

40 comments:

  1. Pork leg looks so delicious and well cooked.

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  2. Looks yummy..I will have to give this a try :) Thanks for sharing!
    Magie x

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  3. I love pork leg but don't cook at home because my other half does not eat this meat, so must of the time I have them at eateries and restaurants. Looks good with the flavors added inside and served with potatoes.

    Looking forward to more simple recipes from your sharing.

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  4. I love this recipe! Your photo looks so delicious the pork looks so juicy and tender in the photo! I can't wait to try to make some myself! Thanks for sharing

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  5. This does look and sound delicious! I've bookmarked it : )

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    1. Thank u so much! Hope u try it sometime!

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  6. this looks like some very flavorful and tender meat. I can almost taste the flavors now! I don't have a clay pot, but the slow cooker would probably work great.

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    1. Thank u!! I think slow cooker is good too, I dont have one so I dont really know, but I think cooks really good too!

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  7. How wonderful! I bet the potatoes taste fabulous cooked along with the pork...my family would love this!

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    1. Thank u! Hope u try this and u ll love it!

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  8. Glad that you're blogging again :) And this pork leg dish looks very mouthwatering !

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  9. Hey welcome back! I missed your posts. I love this pork. Ciao!

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    1. Thank u so much! Happy to be back! Hope to be able to post and visit everyone more often!

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  10. This looks fantastic! I bet the potatoes absorbed all the wonderful flavours and tasted awesome!

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    1. Thank u!!! Potatoes were really good...

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  11. Wow, this looks so delicious! I can just imagine the delicious soft flavour of the meat! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank u so much!!! really was flavourful and tender!!

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  12. wow...the meal looks absolutely fantastic !!!!slow baked meat always tastes awesome !!!!love the spices you hav used !!!!

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  13. This is one of our favourite Sunday meals. It looks delicious.

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  14. This recipe is mouthwatering...beautiful!!

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  15. Hmmmm....yummy! I just love how flavorful this pork leg dish sounds!

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  16. Wow, I know those potatoes are going to taste good. A great recipe, the oregano touch is fabulous.

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    1. I really love oregano and I use it quite often, I think it smells and tastes amazing!! Thank u!

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  17. Welcome back! This looks like a perfect dinner. I know what you mean about the free time. Some days I wish there was more hours in the day.

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    1. Thank u so much!!
      Free time is a rare good these days!!!

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  18. Ooh, that looks marvelous dear Elpiniki!

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