Sunday, September 18, 2016

Pork Cutlet with Home Made Apple Sauce

A pork cutlet from Mitchell's. All I have to do is fry them so that simplifies choices greatly. Home made apple sauce, quite tart so it's really good as a condiment. Ratatouille is onion, celery, cauliflower, beans and tomatoes. It was delicious! New potatoes boiled, salted and buttered.

To add cauliflower to anything, I've found it must be steamed first. Just till a fork starts to penetrate it, then run it under cold water to stop cooking. It will finish cooking in the ratatouille. Likewise, beans need to be blanched before adding to a dish. Without it they don't cook up nicely. The beans can be blanched in the water steaming the cauliflower so you don't need an extra pot.

Caramelize a diced onion and sweat diced celery in it. Sprinkle half a teaspoon of flour over the pan, add a pad of butter and cook the flour taste off for a couple of minutes. Add half a teaspoon of beef or vegetable stock powder and a quarter cup of water. Add the blanched cauliflower and beans. Add diced tomatoes and stir or toss together. Add salt and pepper. Cook excess moisture off and serve.

A wonderful meal, particularly on a cool wet day.

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