A super easy mid week meal consisting of Pork Loin Steaks with fried potatoes. Serves 4, takes around an hour including prep and cooking time. If you have an ovenproof frying pan, you can save on washing up and use just the one pot, if not, you will need an oven proof dish also.
- 4 medium potatoes
- oil for frying – you can use any but I uses Extra Virgin olive oil. Coconut oil also works too for extra flavour
- salt & pepper
- 4 pork loin steaks
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons of wholemeal or plain flour
- 1 handful grated cheese
- Preheat oven to 180 C (Gas 4) adjust lower for fan ovens which if like mine, is a tad over zealous!
- Peel & cube the potatoes and add to a pan of boiling water. Boil for around 10 minutes until they have just started to soften around the edges but not crumble. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and pop on a tray or board.
- Heat the oil in a frying pan. Season the steaks and fry over a high heat until browned on both sides. Remove from the pan and set aside on a plate. Cover with foil.
- Turn down the heat and add the thinly sliced onion with a pinch of salt. Cook and stir the onions until they are soft and golden brown. Remove from the pan and set aside with the foil covered steaks.
- Dust the diced potatoes with floured shake off any excess. The flour will soak up any extra moisture and make the potatoes crispy.
- Add a little more oil to the pan and let it get very hot. Add the floured potatoes in a single layer and fry in batches if necessary, until golden brown and crisp on all sides. Try not to move them around too much as you need them crispy and don’t want to risk mashing them up!
- Remove the potatoes from the pan with a spatula and either using the oven proof frying pan, or an ovenproof dish, add the pork steaks in to the pan/dish and layer with the crispy potatoes and cooked onions and sprinkle cheese on top
- Place in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes until the cheese has melted. Serve immediately. I served with carrots, broccoli and sprouts (my boys LOVE sprouts!)
And there you have it, a wholesome, satisfying dish for an Autumnal evening!