Like the idea of a roast dinner but not hours of cooking and cleaning up?
This is the perfect dish if you love a Sunday roast but not the effort and time that is usually required to cook one. It is also great if there aren’t a huge number of people eating – just like in my house as there is only the two of us. Using thick cut pork loin chops instead of a joint of meat means you can easily cook the exact amount required.
I love this because everything cooks in one roasting pan, even the peas 🙂 You just have to add things in stages.
I used sweet potatoes and radishes as that is what I had. You could use normal potatoes and carrots instead if you want to be more traditional. The addition of apples and fresh sage give the whole dish extra sweetness and flavour to match with the pork chops.
I’ve given the ingredients below to serve 2 people, so just multiply as required for your family.
Ingredients – serves 2:
2 medium sweet potatoes, (approx 500g/1 lb in total), scrubbed and diced
- 6 -8 radishes, diced
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- freshly ground black pepper, to season
- 2 small apples, cored and quartered (peeling not required)
- 8 fresh sage leaves
- 2 thick cut pork loin chops (approx 500g/1 lb in total)
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- your favourite gravy, optional, to serve
- Heat your oven to 200C/180C fan forced/390F.
- Put the diced sweet potatoes and radishes into a roasting pan and drizzle with the olive oil. Season with freshly ground black pepper.
- Cook for 20 minutes.
Remove the pan from the oven and add the majority of the apple pieces and the sage leaves, reserving a couple of each.
Put the pork chops on top of the vegetables, then place the reserved apple and sage leaves on top. Drizzle with a little more oil.
- Cook for 15 minutes, then turn your oven up to 220C/200C fan forced/430F and cook for a further 15 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the oven and check that the pork chops are cooked to your liking. (If your chops are very thick then they may need a few more minutes.) Set the chops aside on a plate and cover with foil. Leave to rest.
- Add the peas to the roasting pan with the other vegetables and return to the oven for 5 minutes.
- Serve the vegetables with the pork chops. You can add your favourite gravy if required.