Ons Varkentje Met Patatten: Idaho Potato Gratin with Berkshire Pork Confit, Endive Salad, and Chimay Blue Sabayon
For the Berkshire Pork Confit:
Combine the olive oil and basil and blend them to a pesto consistency. Marinate the pork shoulder in the pesto mix. In a slow cooker, cook the pork shoulder for 5 hours until the meat is spoon tender, pulled pork consistency.
For the Idaho Potato Gratin:
Preheat the oven to 300°F. Butter a large baking dish. Put a layer of potatoe slices on the bottom and top with a layer of pork shoulder. Sprinkle the layer with the salt and pepper, ground nutmeg, curry powder, and minced garlic. Repeat layers of potatoes and pork shoulder until the baking dish is almost full. Pour the heavy cream over the top of the gratin. Fill the remaining space with the Gruyère cheese. Cook the gratin in the oven for 2 hours, then remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
To Assemble and Serve:
Plate a slice of the gratin with the endive salad and finish with a dab of Chimay Blue sabayon.