Smoked Pork Leg Aspic ( Piftie ).

Today i am going to present one of Romania’s trade mark recipes.It is usually made in the winter months specially for Christmas and the New Year’s celebration.It is a delicious meal ,hardy with an unique taste and simple ingredients that goes very well with mamaliguta(polenta).Here is the list of ingredients you are going to need:

-1 Small Smoked Pork Leg
-1 Whole Onion
-1 Whole Carrot
-1 Whole Parsley Root
-1 Whole Parsnip
-1 Garlic Head
-1/2 Teaspoon Of Pepper
-1 Bay Leaf


Preparation: Clean the pork leg thoroughly under a stream of hot water.Prepare a large put and fill it with 3 liters of water and set in it the pork leg to boil.Cook for about 1 and 1/2 hours then add the onion,carrot,parsley root,parsnip the pepper and the bay leaf.Cook for another 30-40 minutes or until the meat is coming of the bone nicely(make sure to remove any foam that forms on the surface).Add the finely chopped garlic and boil for another 10-20 minutes.After that remove the pot from the flame and strain the contents keeping the carrot and meat aside.Pull the meat of the bone and place it inside small bowls together with carrot slices.Cover with the strained liquid and set in a cold place,the freezer preferably till it has set.Clean the fat that accumulates on the top then turn the bowl upside down on a plate.Serve cold with hot mamaliguta ( polenta). Enjoy your meal.

Wish you all the best.

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