Slavinken – Delicious Dutch Pigs in a Bacon Blanket
When I see something wrapped in bacon, I just have to make it (and eventually eat it). Many recipes fry slavinken in oil in the frying pan. Fuck that. I suggest cooking them in the oven or even on a panini press as I did. The final product was not just yum and good looking; it also had those sexy grill marks and resulted in less greasy aftermath. Win-win.
350 g (1 cup) ground pork or beef (Dutchies usually go for so-called “half and half” (half beef, half pork) ;
2 slices of white bread;
2 tbsp milk;
½ cup of bread crumbs;
1 small onion, minced;
5 slices of bacon, cut in half;
½ tsp salt;
½ tsp pepper
Soak the bread in milk. Squeeze some of the milk out of the bread, add an egg, bread crumbs, minced onion, and seasonings to the ground meat. Combine well and make some rolls.
Turn your bacon slices into hashtags (#). Put the meat mixture on your bacon hashtag, and wrap it like a lovely gift. Show off your X-Mast gift wrapping skills! It’s your time to shine!
Cook the slavinken in the device of your choice for some 15 minutes. Turn as needed to ensure they are nicely browned all over. No need to do that if using the panini press.