Pork and Scalloped Potato Stew

Ingredients

Pork Stew:

700 grams (about 1 1/2 pounds) trimmed pork shoulder, cut into 1-inch cubes

Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon flour

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

1 red onion, peeled and cut into 8 wedges

1 large carrot, cut diagonally into 3/4-inch slices

1 leek, white and light green parts only, washed and cut into 1-inch slices

4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped

1 cup (250 milliliters) dry cider

1 cup (250 milliliters) low-sodium chicken stock

2 sprigs fresh sage, leaves picked and chopped and reserved for the topping

1 bay leaf, optional

1 firm sweet apple, such as Gala

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 handfuls (about 2 cups) roughly chopped hearty greens, such as green kale, black kale, or collards

Scalloped Potato Topping:

1/3 cup (85 milliliters) 35% cream

Kosher salt, to taste

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Freshly grated nutmeg

1 tablespoon finely chopped sage, plus more for serving

2 medium (about 550 grams/1 1/4 pounds) sweet potatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick

2 medium (about 400 grams/3/4 pound) yellow potatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick

1 small red onion, thinly sliced rounds

Sour cream, for serving

Directions

  1. For the pork stew: Place a large cast-iron skillet or oven-proof pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Season the pork in a large mixing bowl with salt and pepper. Scatter with 2 tablespoons flour and toss to coat. Add the olive oil to the pan and sear the pork in batches until golden brown. Transfer to a plate.
  3. Add the butter to the pan along with the onions, carrot and leek and cook just until they begin to develop a little color, 5 to 8 minutes. Stir in the garlic along with the remaining 1 teaspoon flour and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add the pork and any juices back into the pan. Add the cider, scraping the bottom of the pan to release any brown bits. Stir in the stock, sage sprigs and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Cover the pot, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 45 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, peel and cut the apple into 8 to 12 wedges, toss with the lemon juice and set aside with the greens.
  6. For the scalloped potato topping: In a liquid measuring glass or small bowl, combine the cream with salt, pepper, a pinch of nutmeg and chopped sage.
  7. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  8. Remove the bay leaf and sage sprigs from the simmered stew and stir in the apples and greens. Arrange the sliced potatoes on top, alternating between the two colors, tucking in slices of red onion here and there. Brush the topping with the cream mixture and transfer the pan to the oven.
  9. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the potatoes are tender and golden brown on top. Cool for 10 minutes before serving with sour cream and a sprinkling of sage.

Apple Mustard Pork Tenderloin

Ingredients

  •  2 pork tenderloins (Remove from fridge about one hour before baking)
  •  Kosher salt
  •  Freshly ground black pepper
  •  1 1/2 cups apple cider
  •  2 tablespoons brown sugar
  •  1 tablespoon soy sauce
  •  1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  •  3 tablespoons coarse ground mustard

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350º.
  2. Remove the meat from the refrigerator to bring to take off the chill for about 30 minutes.
  3. Make the glaze by reducing the cider in half by simmering it in a saucepan. Add the brown sugar, soy sauce, Worcestershire, and mustard and whisk until combined. Simmer for about 5 minutes, until thickens slightly.
  4. Place the pork in a pan fit with a rack and roast for about 15 minutes. Start brushing the pork with the glaze, every 5-10 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 150º.
  5. Reheat any leftover glaze.
  6. Remove from oven, then using a clean brush, apply another coat of glaze. Tent with foil.
  7. Allow pork to rest for about 15 minutes before slicing and serving.

Notes

Serve with baked Use Golden Delicious or Honeycrisp Apples or jarred applesauce

Iowa Skinny Sandwich

Serves: 4Serving Size: 4 ounces

1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed

Salt and pepper

3 slices hearty white sandwich bread, torn into quarters

16 square or 18 round saltines

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

2 large eggs

1/4 cup mayonnaise, plus extra for serving

1 cup vegetable oil

4 hamburger buns

1/4 head iceberg lettuce (2 1/4 ounces), shredded

1 tomato, cored and sliced

ADJUST oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 200°F. Set wire rack in rimmed baking sheet. Cut tenderloin in half. Cut each half in half again, cutting tapered tail piece slightly thicker than middle medallions. Cover pork pieces, cut side up, with plastic wrap and pound to 1/4-inch thickness with meat pounder. Pat cutlets dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper.

PULSE bread and saltines in food processor to fine crumbs, about 12 pulses; transfer to shallow dish. Spread flour in second shallow dish. Whisk eggs and mayonnaise together in third shallow dish.

WORKING with 1 cutlet at a time, dredge cutlets in flour, dip in egg mixture, then coat with crumbs, pressing gently to adhere. Transfer cutlets to prepared wire rack and let dry for 5 minutes or refrigerate for up to 1 hour.

HEAT 1/2 cup oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Working with 2 cutlets at a time, fry cutlets until deep golden brown and crisp, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to paper towel–lined plate and keep warm in oven. Discard oil, wipe out skillet, and repeat with remaining ½ cup oil and remaining 2 cutlets. Serve on hamburger buns with lettuce, tomato and extra mayonnaise.