Pork Celery Avgolemono
Recipe type: Stew/Main Course
Serves: 4-6
Pork celery avgolemono is a chunky stew that consists of bites of tender pork and celery, plus leeks and seasonings, and finished with a bright egg lemon sauce.
  • 3 lbs pork, cut into 2 inch chunks
  • 6 leeks, washed and trimmed
  • 8 stalks of celery & leaves, cut into inch pieces
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1-2 cups of water
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper
For the avgolemono sauce:
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 eggs
  1. In a medium pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Season the pork lightly with salt and pepper and sear the meat until nicely browned on all sides, about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Cut and discard the roots of the leeks, using just the white and a small portion of green parts. Carefully clean the remainder of the leeks, and cut them into thin rounds. Cut the celery into 1 inch pieces.
  3. Add the pork, leeks, celery, and one cup of water into a crockpot and leave to simmer on low to medium heat for up to 6 hours until the meat and vegetables are tender.
  4. When the meat is nearly tender and you’re ready to serve, prepare the egg lemon sauce. Separate the eggs and beat the egg whites in a medium bowl until frothy. Whisk in the egg yolks and lemon juice. While whisking the egg and lemon mixture, slowly incorporate a cup of the liquid from the pot to temper the liquids and avoid curdling.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and stir the mixture gently. Season with salt and pepper as needed and allow the flavors to blend together before serving. Enjoy!
Recipe by Eleni Saltas at https://elenisaltas.com/2018/02/16/pork-celery-avgolemono/