Roast in the bag pork with fondant vegetables.

Roast in the bag pork with fondant vegetables.
Roasting "in the bag" is a simple but long method. The meat is sealed in a bag and cooked slowly at moderate temperature, keeping it very tender and with an amazing flavour.

Meat cooked like this produces delicious juicies without adding anything else. These can be used to cook vegetables to a melting texture as a perfect accompaniment for the meat.

This recipe might look complicated, but it is really very simple, just a bit long, and the flavour and texture are out of this world.
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Last modified on: April 12th 2020

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Stage 1 - 1 min.
Roast in the bag pork with fondant vegetables.
Buy a decent pork joint from your butcher. This piece is about 1.5 kg (about 3 lb), but the weight is not really important for this method.

If possible, ask for a lightly salted joint, so you will not need to add any salt, just pepper.

If the meat is unsalted, add both salt and pepper.

Stage 2 - 5 hours
Roast in the bag pork with fondant vegetables.
Put the meat in a roasting bag with 1 Bouquet garni and seal.

Cook in the oven at 300°F (150°C) for 4 or 5 hours (longer won't hurt)).

Stage 3 - 15 min.
Roast in the bag pork with fondant vegetables.
Meanwhile, prepare all the vegetables, except the mushrooms: peel, rinse, dry and cut into medium-sized chunks.

Peel the mushrooms and cut into quarters lengthways.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
Roast in the bag pork with fondant vegetables.
After its long, slow cooking, the meat will have browned and will be sitting in its juices.

Remove and discard the bouquet garni. Pour off the cooking juices into a large saucepan (do be careful not to scald yourself - this is always a tricky moment).

Stage 5 - 20 min.
Roast in the bag pork with fondant vegetables.
Tip all the vegetables, apart from the mushrooms, into the cooking juices, cover and cook until soft.

Stage 6
Roast in the bag pork with fondant vegetables.
Add the mushrooms five minutes before the end, as they cook quickly.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
Roast in the bag pork with fondant vegetables.
Tip the vegetables into the roasting dish, sit the meat on top and put back in the oven for 5 minutes to bring everything to the same temperature.

Stage 8
Roast in the bag pork with fondant vegetables.
You will marvel at the texture of the meat, which can be pulled apart with a fork, and is simply divine with the fondant vegetables.
This is one of those slow-cooked recipes where there is next to nothing to do to the meat, but where the result is amazing.

You can use the same method for other meats such as veal or beef, the effect will be the same.

If you don't have a roasting bag, you can use a dish with a close-fitting lid, or seal around the lid.

Of course, you can use other vegetables than those indicated here, but they should be in season.
Several days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
4,907 Kcal or 20,545 Kj417 gr168 gr285 gr
245 %160 %16 %43 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
162 Kcal or 678 Kj14 gr6 gr9 gr
8 %5 %1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
613 Kcal or 2,567 Kj52 gr21 gr36 gr
31 %20 %2 %5 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Celery
How much will it cost?
  • For 8 people : 28.09 €
  • Per person : 3.51 €

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