Sweet and sour pork with potatoes

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Baked sweet and sour pork and potatoes: Weekday goodness

A great family meal during the week is great for nourishment and bonding. Try our baked sweet and sour pork and potatoes with your family this winter.

Sweet and sour pork with potatoes

Sweet and sour pork with potatoes image: Pexels.com

Are you looking for some easy, tasty recipes for the week? It can be hard to find great new recipes to cook for yourself and your family during the busy week but we can help you. If you love pork, you know how delicious sweet and sour pork can be and we added potatoes and cheese. Our baked sweet and sour pork and potatoes is a hearty family meal that you can make any day of the week and enjoy.

Tips for your Baked sweet and sour pork

The great thing about pan-frying your pork first gives it some colour and that caramelised flavour. Make sure that your pork is seasoned well too. You will also be making your own sweet and sour sauce with honey, corn starch, water and chicken stock for a sticky, delicious sauce. You know your potatoes are ready after boiling when a knife can go in and out without resistance. You can do most of these steps at the same time on your stove but it’s your choice.

A great family meal during the week is great for nourishment and bonding. Try our baked sweet ‘n sour pork and potatoes with your family this winter.

Baked sweet and sour pork and potatoes recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Irene Muller Course: DinnerCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Total time

55

minutes

This cheesy pork dish calls for simple ingredients and is a breeze to prepare. It serves four generously and can also be frozen.

Ingredients

  • 1 kg potatoes peeled and cut into cubes

  • 500 g pork stew, most of the fat removed and cut into chunks

  • 2 to 4 leaves of fresh sage, if not available 1 teaspoon dried sage

  • 250 g cheddar cheese

  • salt & pepper to taste

  • 5 spring onions (chopped)

  • 2 small cloves of garlic (chopped)

  • 2 tbsp full crushed ginger

  • 1 block or 2 teaspoons chicken stock dissolved in 3 cups water.

  • 3 tbsp honey

  • 4 tbsp cornflour (Maizena)

  • Olive oil

Method

  • Method: Step 1
  • Wash the potatoes, chop them into 3cm chunks, then cook in a large pan of boiling salted water with the lid on for 12 minutes, or until tender.
  • Method: Step 2
  • Meanwhile, put a shallow saucepan on high heat.
  • Season the pork with sea salt and black pepper, then place in the pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and sear for 3 minutes, turning regularly.
  • Remove the pork to a plate, toss the sage leaves into the pan for just 5 seconds, then scoop onto a dish.
  • Replace the pork to the saucepan, let it simmer on low heat for 30 minutes or more.
  • Method: Step 3
  • Drain the potatoes, tip into an oven-proof casserole dish, grate over half the cheese, add 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and mash well. Season to taste, and spread out to the edges of the pan.
  • Grate over the remaining cheese
  • Method Sauce: Step 4
  • Sauté chopped spring onions, garlic and ginger on medium heat in a small pan.
  • Place corn starch, water, chicken stock and honey into the pan, whisk together and bring to a simmering point, whisking to remove all lumps as it heats. It will thicken in just a few minutes into a glossy sweet and sour sauce.
  • Mix the sauce in with the cooked pork
  • Place the pork in the middle of the mash mixture in the casserole.
  • Sprinkle the sage over the casserole.
  • Grill for two to three more minutes then serve.

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