Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Roast For Dinner Part 2: The Potatoes

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The potato side dish for my roasted pork dinner contains not only cheddar cheese but a little fresh rosemary as well. I love the taste of pork with rosemary, but I left it off the pork and incorporated it into the side. I leave fresh herbs off meat when I am roasting it for a long time in the oven. They seem to crisp up and burn when bathed in heat for such a long period. If I had choose to use rosemary on the roast, I would have used the dried version and probably incorporated it into the brine.

I leave the skin on the potatoes for nutrients and looks. (I always do when using red potatoes) I add butter for creaminess, and mash it all together. It is simple and comes together in about 25 minutes. It's a great compliment to the tender pork loin.

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Part 1: Perfectly Roasted Pork Loin
Part 3: Sweet Corn and Red Pepper Relish


1 comment:

Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) said...

This looks pretty awesome--I'm a sucker for mashed potatoes. One of my favorite sides.