Monday, October 8, 2012

Roasted Italian Apples and Potatoes with Pork

Roasted Italian Apples and Potatoes with Pork recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Red potatoes, sweet yellow onions and tender gala apples are roasted with generous Italian spices and then drizzled with cider vinegar. The potato mixture was truly delicious on it's own. With the addition of the Italian Red Wine Pork, this meal went from delicious to fantastic. (Yes, I do realize that I've used the word fantastic twice with regards to this pork roast, it deserves it!)


Inspired by both the unusual recipe chosen by Christianna for the Vintage Recipe Swap and by the leftover pork roast in my refrigerator, this was one of the best meals I have ever made using leftovers. Thanks to this Russian Salad recipe for the inspiration to include apples in this dish, I never would have thought to do that and I loved the unexpected sweetness. Even my children ate every bite and I was thrilled with the result myself. My husband and I both remarked later that this dish turned out almost unbelievably well.

Roasted Italian Apples and Potatoes with Pork
Yield: 6 servings
(printable recipe)

6 medium red potatoes, about 4-5 cups chopped into 1/2" - 3/4" pieces
1 medium yellow onion, about 1 cup, chopped small
2 apples (I used gala), about 1 1/2 cups diced small
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon marjoram
1/2 teaspoon basil
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
3 cups Italian Red Wine Pork Roast, shredded and roughly chopped to bite size (reheated if cold)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the potatoes, onion and apples in a large mixing bowl. Stir together the oil and all of the spices. Pour the spice mixture over the ingredients in the bowl and toss  with your hands, to coat all of the pieces thoroughly.

Spread the mixture across a large baking sheet lined with a silpat or parchment paper. Roast for 30-40 minutes, until the potatoes are tender. Stir with a spatula, every 15-20 minutes. Remove from the oven, drizzle with the vinegar and toss quickly to coat. Add the chopped pork and toss lightly to combine. Serve warm and Enjoy!

Roasted Italian Apples and Potatoes with Pork recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen




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9 comments:

  1. I get really excited when I have leftover pork, and this dish is so creative. I can just smell the roasting onions, potatoes and apples!

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  2. Oh wow you had me with the picture!! Not only does it sound delicious but looks awesome as well!

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  3. Looks delicious, I love using fruit in savory dishes. It gives such an unexpected flavor.

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  4. Apples and pork go so well together! I love how you created this dish out of inspiration from such a different recipe.

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  5. Looks like a bettered version of an hash brown! must be really good!

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  6. I love your leftover meals! Apples and pork are perfect together and the rest sounds wonderful.

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  7. I have some pulled pork that I could use for this. Hmmmm

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  8. I agree that the potato mixture on its on would be very satisfying. I may make those this weekend. Thanks for swapping! Gary

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  9. Wow, you really captured the essence of the original salad. The meat mixture scared me away, but you managed to mix meat and potatoes into one absolutely mouth-watering (looking) salad!

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