Monday, March 28, 2011

Dr. Pepper Pork Roast and Rosemary Garlic Fries

While this menu does not really fall in the guidelines for this blog (Dinner in a hour)... it is really easy and yummy.  If you are going to be home anyway it doesn't require more than an hour of attention from you, so I thought I would share.
The Dr. Pepper Pork Roast recipe can be found here:!%29 
I added about 4 cloves of garlic, smashed with the onions.  It takes 6 hours to cook.  Don't rush it, but don't stand by the oven for six hours either.  It could easily be done with beef or with steaks instead of roast.  Actually, I added 4 pork chops to the roast because the roast was small and I was afraid it wouldn't be enough.

For my birthday a friend took me to lunch to SmashBurgers.  It was delicious.  Loved the fries.
So, I came home and made Rosemary Garlic Fries

Rosemary Garlic Fries
4-5 Potatoes, sliced thin, fry like (I used my mandoline and the thin blade)
4-5 Cloves of Garlic minced
3 Stems of Rosemary, leaves removed and chopped (chop the leaves throw out the stems)
Olive Oil
Oil for frying, I use crisco and a cast iron skillet
After slicing fries, toss them with the Rosemary, Garlic, and a drizzle of Olive Oil.  Coat the fries well.  Add more olive oil if needed.
Fry in small batches until crisp.  After removing from skillet, drain on paper towels and salt well.  Salt immediately after removing from skillet, don't wait!  Don't skimp on the salt, Rosemary seems to sap the salt of its saltiness. 
The rest of the menu could include:
Guacamole (find the recipe on this blog)
Black Beans
Homemade Tortillas  (to put the Pork on)  or Buns
Corn on the cob
Your family will thank you, they can't wait to eat it.

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