Summer pork & potatoes

Summer pork & potatoes

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Cooking time

Cook: 1 hr, 15 mins - 1 hr, 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

One pot cooking for more fun and less time cooking

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
527
protein
25g
carbs
35g
fat
33g
saturates
11g
fibre
3g
sugar
0g
salt
0.2g

Ingredients

  • 750g new potatoes
  • 500g vine-ripened tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3-4 sprigs rosemary
  • 4 pork chops or steaks

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Method

  1. Preheat the oven to fan 180C/ conventional 200C/gas 6. Wash the potatoes, but don’t bother to peel them. Cut into thickish slices then cook in boiling water for 6-8 minutes until almost tender; drain. Slice the tomatoes to the same thickness. Chop the garlic, then strip the rosemary from its stalks and chop the leaves fairly finely.
  2. Drizzle a little olive oil in the base of a shallow ovenproof dish wide enough to take the chops in one layer. Arrange rows of potatoes and tomatoes across the dish, seasoning with salt and pepper as you go and sprinkling with half the rosemary and all the garlic.
  3. Drizzle a couple more tablespoons of olive oil over the vegetables and bake for 15 minutes, then sit the pork on top, season and sprinkle with the remaining rosemary. Return to the oven for 35-45 minutes, until the pork and potatoes are tender.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2003

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samlemee@googlemail.com's picture

I thought this was better cutting the potato into wedges (so there are bigger gaps between them). They cook more quickly. I put the garlic and rosemary in when the pork goes in and do only for about 20mins.

jimiskewl's picture
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I am inclined to agree with other users that the pork really dried out and there are other pork chop dishes out there that are much nicer. A bit of a shame really as there was a wonderful smell coming from the oven during cooking. How to stop the pork going dry? I think less seasoning and putting some oil or even a tomato on the pork might help. The dish also felt like it was really missing a sauce of some sort.

icklekid's picture
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Pork really dried out :-(

24emma's picture
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This recipe was delicious. I also added two apples and sweet potatoes, and turned the oven down to cook the pork chops so they didn't dry out. The flavour or the veg was amazing, defiantly going to make again.

laughinggirl66's picture

This is really yummy - one thing though there is no way the pork needs to be in for that long I put it in for 25 mins and it was still dry, I found potatoes only needed that long too(I probably boiled 10 -15 mins). I served with frozen peas

weaholt's picture
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I found this really dry, not sure what I did wrong? The pork was very over cooked :(

debiii's picture

Just scoffed this. Marinated chops as suggested. Put potatoes into marinade dish and cooked. Only had cherry tomatoes so added with chops. Seared chops in red hot pan couple minutes each side-colour and flavour. Cooked for further 20 minutes-chops fine (time depends on size of chops). Used lots of extra virgin olive oil and had ciabatta to mop up. Lush.

kelh76's picture
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As others suggested, I parboiled the spuds for approx 10 mins. I also marinated the meat in olive oil, salt and rosemary for around 30 mins before putting in the oven (while I was chopping). I also added sliced courgette. Others' comments worried me re oven temperature/succulence of meat but I stuck to the recipe and it turned out well - although I used a french cut called chine which is a more fatty chop cut so this may have made a difference. Once cooked, I removed the pork to rest for a few minutes and put the veg under a hot grill to brown a little. Very tasty, simple, light and got a thumbs up from my husband (who soaked up all the leftover oil with bread for pudding!). I had thought it might be a bit boring, but I'm glad I gave it a try and I will definitely make again.

kickassmum's picture
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Lovely succulent pork, empty plates all round even from fussy non-garlic eater. Will make again very soon.

esemar's picture
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Fabulous dish and so easy to make. Will definitely cook this one again.

caroletenerife's picture

A very tasty dish, and so easy to make

jeanius's picture
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dissapointed really with this, there are far nicer pork chop recipes on here I think.

norathepixie's picture
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Delicious recipe but the potatoes were a little underdone so the next time I boiled them for a little longer and it was much better!

bexpow's picture
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Very nice, I put mushrooms with it and it made the dish

lacath's picture
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Excellent, and easy. I made it on the bbq, it was too hot to use the oven or even boil the potatoes. So I didn't boil the potatoes. I added 1 onion, very thinly sliced, and arranged the layers as follows : a little bit of olive oil, onion slices, potatoe slices (raw), tomatoe slices, garlic and rosemary mix, and potatoes and tomatoes and garlic/rosemary again, then seasoning of course, a drizzle of olive oil, and covered the dish with 2 layers of foil. Then, on to the grill, with the lid closed, for approx 1 hour. Then I added the pork chops, put the foil on top again, closed the lid and on again for approx 20 minutes!
Yummy! Everything was slow-roasted, absolutely delicious!

farside's picture
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This is lovely. So simple even my cat could cook it. Beware you do not dry out the pork tho. p.s. I haven't got a cat.

suebhart's picture
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Fab recipe. So easy to prepare and very, very tasty. Will be making this again - the family loved it.

ayleen_p's picture
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Love this recipe. It's great as it does not need a lot of ingredients and still very tasty and a lot of flavours from the mixture of tomatoes, olive oil and rosemary. The only problem I encountered was the pork chops going dry so I may try turning the heat down and leaving it in for longer.

tedblock's picture
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If not for anyone else, I'm leaving this for the next time I come back to this recipe since its not the first time I've made this. 750g is about 1 2/3 lbs ... 200c = 400 degrees. This recipe is worth your time.

leannemcalpine's picture

made this last night, it was so easy & yummy. The kids even likedit!!

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