Serves 2
  • 2 pork chops on the bone
  • 1/2 sliced green cabbage
  • 1 green apple(granny) grated
  • 2 onions thickly sliced
  • 2 slices of bacon
  • 3/4 large potatoes thickly sliced
  • handfull of sultana
  • handfull of cranberries,
  • pinch of nutmeg, salt, pepper, and
    a pinch of smoked paprika
  • fennel seeds(optional)
  • 75/100ml water + olive oil


In a deep pan start layering the cabbage, top it up with bacon and grated apple, then the onions and chops.
top the chops with the potatoes, then add the water, salt, pepper and spices, drizzle with olive oil and finely top up with the fruit. Cook on low heat till potatoes are cooked and melted. Buon appetite.

Majjal Bhal Fil-Forn is an old way of cooking pork without using the oven. Same like Patata l’forn but cooked on the stove or in the old days (kenur) to save on fuel. My nanna, mum and me we still cook this on winter days, I add what’s in season, like this time I added apple, cranberries, sultana and green winter cabbage, got same character like patata l’forn with the fennel seeds and onions.