Grilled pork belly with parsley sauce (stegt flæsk med persillesovs)
“The Danish people recently voted stegt flæsk the national dish of Denmark in a country-wide survey. Pork belly is grilled or fried until very crisp, and served with potatoes and a rich white sauce loaded with fresh parsley. It’s a bit like a big plate of pork crackling and for many Danes, it is the ultimate childhood memory of comfort food.” Adam Liaw, Destination Flavour Scandinavia
Speck and sour cream macaroni cheese
This is a relatively light mac-and-cheese that doesn’t need a white sauce, but does taste heavenly thanks to the addition of sour cream and good-quality cheddar.
Fish pie with soufflé crouton topping
A classic pie of fish in white sauce, topped with a simple bread and soufflé style topping.Equipment: You will need a 1.5 litre/2½ pint shallow, wide-based, ovenproof dish.
Alabama white sauce chicken
White sauce chicken originated at Big Bob Gibson BBQ in Decatur, Alabama, back around 1925. Bob generously shared his white sauce recipe and the style has since spread state–wide. I like to finish my chicken over some hot coals to ensure the skin is not flabby, but this is an optional step.