Friday, 27 February 2009

Food ideas: Pork with caramelized apple, veggies and mash

Decided to start blogging some of the more interesting things we have for dinner. Last night was:

Pork medallions with caramellized apple rings, vegetables and crushed parmesan potatoes.

First, core, peel and cut into rings a nice softish apple (golden delicious or braeburn work well as they are sweet). Leave it out to brown a bit.

Wash/brush, chop and boil the potatoes - for mashing, but skin-on. Do not peel!

Once they are nearly there, steam some trimmed green beans and baby carrots (don't peel these either - do brush them to take a bit of skin off, though).

Heat a frying pan, splash with olive oil, sear off the pork and move it aside to rest. Chuck a good measure of caster sugar (a couple of table spoons) in, and move around the pan a bit until it starts to form a (sort of) caramel - you should use butter really, but I try to avoid that!

Fry the apple rings until they start to soften, then turn them over and get lots of gloopy caramel on 'em.

Mash up the potatoes, mixing in a bit of butter and some grated parmesan.

Pass the pork back through the pan (off the heat) to coat it in the left-over caramel on both sides.

Serve. Eat. Enjoy!


flurogoddess said...

Sounds yummy!