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Pork Steak-With Fries, Salads and Garlic Sauce

Pork steak with fries is a widespread recipe in Transylvania and all of Romania and is one of the most ordered dinners in restaurants.

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The best pork steak will make from the pork shoulder or neck. Must have a little fat inside and be sliced slightly thicker, 1-inch thick slices (2.0 – 2.5 cm).

This dish is best done on the charcoal grill or in the kitchen on the grill pan. Today I will roast meat in a regular pan which will be just as tasty.

How to Prepare the Meat

Pork Steak-Two Slices of Pork Neck

To begin with, I prepare the meat. I will wipe all the traces of moisture with a paper towel, the meat must be as dry as it may be.

If we do not do this, when we roast the meat it will boil instead of crackling. I saw some housewives thinning the meat with a meat mallet. I prefer to leave the meat so thick, that after frying, it will remain juicy inside.

Pork Steak-Seasoning the Meat

Then season the meat with sea salt and freshly ground pepper and sprinkle with a little olive oil.

Here I mean that the meat was of such good quality that it was not necessary to sprinkle with oil or fry in oil. It was enough to melt the fat of the meat and no extra oil or lard was needed. In the past, in the rural area of Transylvania, housewives often used pork fat or lard instead of vegetable oil.

Frying Meat

Garnish a non-stick pan at high temperatures. When it’s hot, I put the flesh that has to break at that moment. If you do not put oil over the meat, you can put some olive oil or lard in the pan.

Pork Steak-Frying Meat

I fry the meat for about 3 – 4 min on each side, turning the meat every minute until we get a beautiful crust on both sides.

Reduce the temperature, and put a piece of butter in the pan.

Pork Steak-Frying Meat With Butter

With a spoon sprinkle the meat with melted butter for about 2 minutes. Whoever wants, can put in butter a piece of garlic. I did not put it because I’d serve a garlic sauce with the steak.

Remove the flesh from the pan and let it rest for 4-5 min.

Serving the Pork Steak

We usually serve steak with fries, garlic sauce and salad.

Pork Steak-With Fries and Vegetable Salad

Tips

  • use high-quality meat from a local butcher
  • do not wet the meat, wipe it thoroughly before putting it in the pan
  • in case you have kept the meat in the refrigerator, remove it at least half an hour before it to bring it to room temperature
  • you can use other flavours for seasoning (paprika, chilli, cumin, BBQ sauce …) I prefer as simple as possible to feel the taste of the meat
  • put the butter only after it is fried on both sides
  • do not fry the meat too much, otherwise, it will become dry inside and will not be tasty

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Pork steak with fries and vegetable salad

Pork Steak-With Fries, Salads and Garlic Sauce

Timea
Is a very common recipe not only in Transylvania but in all of Romania and is one of the most ordered dinners in restaurants is pork steak served with fries, salads and garlic sauce.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Romanian
Servings 2 people
Calories 144 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 slices pork steaks pork neck
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground pepper freshly ground
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 50 g butter

Instructions
 

Preparation of meat

  • To begin with, I prepare the meat, that is, I will wipe all the traces of moisture with a paper towel, the meat must be as dry as it may be. If we do not do this, when we roast the meat it will boil instead of crackling. I saw some housewives thinning the meat with meat mallet, I prefer to leave the meat so thick, so after frying it will remain juicy inside.
  • Then season the meat with sea salt and freshly ground pepper and sprinkle with a little olive oil.
  • Here I mean that the meat was of such good quality that it was not necessary to sprinkle with oil or fry in oil. It was enough to melt the fat of the meat and no extra oil or lard was needed. In the past, in the rural area of Transylvania, housewives often used pork fat or lard instead of vegetable oil.

Frying meat

  • Garnish a non-stick pan at high temperature, when it’s hot, we put the flesh that has to break at that moment. if you do not put oil over the meat, you can put some olive oil or lard in the pan.
  • We fry the meat about 3 – 4 min on each side, turning the meat every minute until we get a beautiful crust on both sides.
  • Reduce the temperature to the environment and put a piece of butter in the pan.
  • With a spoon sprinkle the meat with melted butter for about 2 minutes. Whoever wants, can put in butter a piece of garlic, I did not put it because I’d serve a garlic sauce on the steak.
  • Remove the flesh from the pan and let it rest for 4-5 min.

Notes

Tips use high-quality meat from local butcher do not wet the meat, wipe it thoroughly before putting it in the pan in case you have kept the meat in the refrigerator, remove it at least half an hour before it to bring it to room temperature you can use other flavours for seasoning (paprika, chilli, cumin, BBQ sauce …) I prefer as simple as possible to feel the taste of the meat put the butter only after it is fried on both sides do not fry the meat too much, otherwise, it will become dry inside and will not be tasty

Nutrition

Serving: 1gramsCalories: 144kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 1190mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1g
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