I mentioned last week we have been using as many apples as my family can eat without getting sick of them. One of ways we used some apples was with making…smalac.
If you eat at a restaurant that serves typical Polish food you will more than likely served this when you sit down at a table for no charge, kind of like a free appetizer. In the old days this was called “the rich mans butter” as you spread smalec on bread like butter. It is one of those things like sauerkraut, either you love it or you hate it. 2 of my kids and I like it but my husband and the other 2 kids hate it. Every restaurant that I have eaten this at makes it a bit different. Sometimes it is REALLY good and other not so much.
Just a quick disclaimer if you have heart problems or high cholesterol this recipe is NOT for you. I think this is going to the unhealthiest recipe I will ever post on this blog. Why? Because the main ingredient is…lard or aka pork fat!
The other weekend we had some friends from the US come over for a visit, so I thought this would be a unique addition to a dinner we had at the house.
Now it’s time to cook…Apple & Bacon Smalec
Now it is time to eat! Just get your favorite piece of bread and spread a nice thick layer and that is it. Also many Polish eat this with a pickle on top which my favorite way to eat it too.
Like I said, this totally unhealthy but it is so good! My grandmother used to make the best chocolate chip cookies and instead of butter she used lard and they were AWESOME!
What is your favorite thing to spread on a sandwich?