Pork, potatoes and parsley.
The dish “stegt flæsk med persillesovs” (=fried pork with parsley sauce) is as Danish as can be. Last year on 20 November 2014 Denmark elected the hearty dish to be the National Dish of Denmark. Today, one year later, Danes will celebrate the day with serving their national dish on their plates. But it’s not only in Denmark people can enjoy a piece of big bacon dipped in butterbased ”persillesovs”.
“I think it’s amusing to celebrate a Danish dish, so of course we are making fried pork with parsley sauce on 20 November,” says Bent Laasholt, who runs Admiral’s Pub & Restaurant in Bangkok.
The restaurant has made a count-down for this new celebration-day on their Facebook page and look forward to serve Danish food to their guests from 6am on 20 November 2015.
The election of the National Dish of Denmark was an initiative from the Danish Food Ministry, who wanted to promote Danish food culture. 63.263 Danes participated, and “stegt flæsk med persillesovs” won with 27.893 votes or 44%.
The victory was total. In comparison ”smørrebrød” won second place with 17.041 votes.