Summer pork & potatoes

Summer pork & potatoes

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(31 ratings)

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


Serves 4
One pot cooking for more fun and less time cooking

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal527
  • fat33g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs35g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre3g
  • protein25g
  • salt0.2g
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  • 750g new potato
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

    n-ew po-tate-oes

    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 500g vine-ripened tomatoes



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3-4 sprigs rosemary



    Rosemary's intense, fragrant aroma has traditionally been paired with lamb, chicken and game…

  • 4 pork chops or steaks


  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.

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blackbird17's picture
26th May, 2019
Nice and very easy but cooking time far to long and oven temperature too high for the pork. If the potatoes are par boiled do they really need 15 minutes in the oven and then another 35-45 ? I don’t think so
13th Aug, 2018
Very tasty, simple to prepare. Next time I will drizzle a little oil over the meat to prevent it drying out.
5th Nov, 2015
Love this recipe. The pork does dry out sometimes so best to drizzle olive oil over them. Also add shallots. Simple, quick, tasty and smells lovely.
7th Jul, 2013
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.
18th Nov, 2012
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.
19th Sep, 2012
Pork really dried out :-(
29th Aug, 2012
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.
15th Jun, 2012
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
12th Jun, 2012
I found this really dry, not sure what I did wrong? The pork was very over cooked :(
17th Apr, 2012
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.


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