Pork belly with parsley sauce and lovage potatoes
Need a speedy Sunday lunch? This recipe is fuss-free and a few simple tricks ensure its full of flavour.
Boil the potatoes in plenty of water with half the salt and the lovage until tender. Drain and reserve 150ml/5fl oz of the cooking water. Discard the lovage.
Melt the lard in a large heavy frying pan over medium-high heat and fry the pork for 8–10 minutes on each side, remove from the heat.
Meanwhile, melt the butter in a saucepan over a medium heat, add the flour and stir to make a roux. Cook for 1–2 minutes, then gradually add the milk, stirring all the time until smooth. Add the reserved potato water. Taste and season with the remaining salt and pepper. Add the parsley, stir through and cook for 1 minute.
Serve the pork and potatoes with the parsley sauce.