Stegt flæsk med persillesovs, or crispy pork with parsley sauce, is Denmark’s official national food. It’s a very old dish that has won the hearts, and tummies, of Danes for centuries! In the past, the pork was fried, hence the old name ‘fried pork’ (stegt flæsk) which the dish retains today. It’s now much more common to cook the pork in the oven.
In 2014, for the first time, Danes voted on their national dish. Over 60,000 people took part in the vote and the winning dish, a classic pork recipe called ‘Stegt flæsk med persillesovs’, was no surprise!