There are a number of recipes out there that defy the normal effort:result ratio. The ratio on this particular meal is so out of proportion I can’t imagine how I ever managed without it. It’s dirt simple, but I would serve the result to any visiting dignitary that happened on my porch at a moments notice.
The essential ingredient is the cast iron skillet. Inedible as it may be, it really is the magic component that makes the whole thing work. If you don’t have one, I would really REALLY suggest you invest in one.
Pan Roasted Loin of Pork with Siblings
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 lb pork loin roast
1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed
1 onion, sliced
1 cup frozen corn, thawed
juice of 1/2 lemon
a few knobs of butter
salt and pepper.
Preheat oven to 375F.
Heat oil in cast iron skillet or oven-safe fry pan. Pat meat dry and season liberally with salt. Place meat in pan and sear on one side. Once well browned, flip the meat to the other side and add sweet potato and onion around the meat, tossing carefully in the juices on the bottom of the pan.
Put skillet in the oven and roast until meat’s internal temperature is 160F. Remove pan from oven and put meat on a plate. Cover with tin foil to rest while you finish the veggies.
While still in skillet, toss vegetables to coat in new juices. Add corn and lemon juice and season to taste.
Slice the rested meat and serve with a crisp white wine or tall glass of milk. Yum!