School is finally in session and life is starting to go back to a normal routine. My son was so excited to meet all of his school mates and his new teacher, that on the first day we had to be at school at 7:20 am and as soon as we crossed the school threshold he was gone with the wind. I was thrilled to see his excitement as he enter his class room and saw his name on his desk.
With back to school comes back to faster dinner time.
After days of pasta I had to have potatoes. I took my favorite recipe and decided to infuse the butter with lemon and parsley. We loved the gentle flavor that the lemon gave the potatoes. Furthermore, the lemon helps with the cooking of the potatoes by means of steaming.
By par boiling the potatoes, not only the acidity of the potatoes is removed, but it as well cut the cooking time of the potatoes in half. I usually insert the tip of the blade of a knife into the center of the rounds. The potato should be soft but not falling apart.
The remaining butter can be frozen and reused at another time.
The pan seared pork loin was finished in the oven for 10 minutes to insure that it was completely cooked throughout, yet leaving the inside nice and moist.
Potatoes Maître D' - French classic
Amount Per Serving
Calories 266Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Vitamin C 17.6mg21%
Vitamin A 960IU19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.