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So I`m living with a farmer lady that makes Norwegian “sylte” for x-mass.

It`s easy; you shoot two pigs, then you boil the heads for some hours, cut of the meat and some fat, add spices, and then you press it in to a …….  a “sylte”.

Before all that you can kiss the heads. It gives flavor!

Welcome to Norway!

You want to now how to make it 100% ? go here or “read more”…

What You’ll Need

  • Ca. 1 kg boneless pork from belly or side with the rind
  • 4 tblsp. salt to 3 liters of water
  • 1 1/2 tblsp salt
  • 1 teasp pepper
  • 1 teasp clove
  • 1 teasp ginger
  • 2 teasp gelatin powder
  • whole cloves

What to do

Simmer the pork in salted water for 1 1/2 hours. take it out of the water and let it rest for 30 min. Cut off the rind in one piece. Cut the meat and fat into 1 cm thick slices. Mix the meat, fat and spices and gelatin powder. Use a tray, ca 20 cm in diameter and put a damp kitchentowel in it. Put the rind in first and then the meat and fat slices. Make a roll (use the towel) and fasten a cotton tread around it so it makes a nice roll. Put it back into the water and let it simmer for 20 – 30 min. Take it out and put it under pressure (a piece of plank and a coupple of bricks would do.) until it is cold. Decorate it with whole cloves.

I hope this is what you were looking for! I think I shall try to make one myself. I don’t live in Norway now and I have missed the “Julesylte” sorely.

Good luck!

Bjorn @Heidenstrom on Twitter

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