Stuffed pork flank with ham and hard boiled eggs

by | Feb 17, 2016 | Meat dishes

Pork flank or dagadó in Hungarian belongs to those meats unfairly ignored that have only limited role in the kitchen. My aim is to change this approach. Flank is a boneless part of the bottom abdominal area of the pig that can be found after the ribs, near the rear ham. It’s a bit fatty, but for this reason pork flank roast is one of the most savory meat dishes.

Stuffing is the best way to prepare pork flank. I recommend you to ask the butcher to cut a pocket into the meat, so you can save yourself a lot of trouble, namely cutting your hand or piercing through the meat accidentally. What I really like about making stuffed pork flank is that the stuffing’s composition only depends on my imagination. Playing with the ingredients feels like release.

This time I chose ham and hard boiled eggs, turbocharged with parsley and summer savory. Summer savory imparts a delicious taste to almost any dish. In medieval times it was added to pies and cakes; today it’s primarily used in soups, stews, and marinades, and with meats and vegetables.

Stuffed pork flank with ham and hard boiled eggs
Stuffed pork flank – photo:

I often use oven bag for roasts as it doesn’t require additional grease, and meat, due to steam, becomes very juicy and tender, without drying out. For the perfect result I baked the flank for nearly two hours at 180°C.

Stuffed pork flank with ham and hard boiled eggs
Stuffed pork flank – phoro:
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