Thursday, October 25, 2012


            This a dish I have made and had a lot of compliments. It is hearty. Made
            with lean PORK, topped with potatoes. I am sure you will like it. Ideally served
            as a family meal, or as part of a dinner party menu.

                                                     PORK PROVENCALE

                         2 lbs  pork fillets
                         1/4  cup butter
                         3/4 lb  onions, peeled and thinly sliced
                         15 oz can diced tomatoes
                         Salt and fresh ground black pepper [to your  taste]
                         1/2 tsp dried mixed herbs
                         1 + 1/2 pound potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
                         1 tsp chopped parsley for garnish

               Trim pork of any surface fat and slice into thin strips, using a sharp knife.
               Melt 1/2 of the butter in a large saucepan and fry the slices of pork.
               Stir the meat so as to prevent burning. When done, transfer to a plate
               and set aside.
               Cook the onions in the same saucepan with the meat juices stirring gently
               until soft.
               Add tomatoes, salt and pepper to onions in saucepan. Bring to a boil,
               then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, reducing sauce by 1/3.

              Arrange the pork in the bottom of  an ovenproof casserole or serving dish.
              Layer the sauce over the meat, then finish with a layer of potato
              Melt the remaining  butter and brush the top of potato .
              Cover the dish with lid or foil,[ non stick foil is best]
              Bake at 350* for  1 +1/2 hours.
              Remove foil and continue cooking for 30 minutes to brown potatoes
              Sprinkle chopped parsley before serving.

             As you can see, this is not a quick fix and serve recipe.
             The results are a very tasty, appealing meal.
             [Place the potatoes in a single layer, over lapping slightly]. Enjoy!
             That is all for now, friend, this is Jenny

1 comment:

  1. Sounds pretty good. I might even try it sometime.