Monday, September 16, 2013

Pork With Crushed New Potatoes


8 chops
12 mushrooms
750ml of stock
tbsp flour
100ml of milk or cream
750g New potatoes
fresh chopped mint
150g butter
2 tbsp oil
cooking apple
2 tbsp sugar
salt & pepper to taste

Yes I know, that does read 8 chops.  But what we are doing is making things easy for ourselves.  We are actually making 2 meals here.  Once cooled we will freeze half of the pork in mushroom sauce for another meal in a couple of weeks time.

Pre heat oven at 190 degrees

Boil the new potatoes in salted water with half the chopped mint.

Melt 50g of butter & 2 tbsp of oil in large pan.  Add chopped pork and cook until browned

Add mushrooms and cook for further 5 mins

Should now look like this

Add flour & mix

Slowly add stock & milk or cream, stirring all the time.  Simmer the meat & sauce mix to reduce the liquid.

Melt 50g of butter in a small pan, add the sugar and chopped cooking apple

Keep an eye on the apple sauce & mix regular.  Continue to cook until apple is soft.

By now the potatoes will be cooked but check with a sharp knife & drain.

Gently press a potato masher down until you hear them 'pop'

Place on a baking tray, add salt & pepper and remaining butter chopped.

Place in the pre heated oven for 15 mins, you are just slightly crisping them and melting the butter.

Serve potatoes, apple sauce & half the meat & sauce. 

Once cool, freeze the pork & mushroom.  Take out in the morning you want to use it and let it defrost thoroughly before warming and serve with rice, pasta or as a topping on jacket potatoes.

1 comment:

alexa said...

Making two at a time is a good move. I. Isn't, being a non-meat eater, have to do some adapting but I like the inclusion of apple ...