This recipe makes a delicious and flavorful roast. I use about 1/2 cup of maple syrup to baste the roast and add some brown sugar to the sweet potatoes when I mash them. I left the original recipe unchanged here to post for you. I love sweet potatoes with pork! I hope you enjoy this one!
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Pat pork dry and season generously with salt and pepper.
- Sprinkle center of a flameproof roasting pan with 1/2 tablespoon flour.
- Set pork on flour in pan and roast in middle of oven 40 minutes.
- Brush pork with some maple syrup and roast, brushing with maple syrup every 10 minutes, until a thermometer inserted 2 inches into center of meat registers 155°F, 20 to 25 minutes more.
- While pork is roasting, peel potatoes and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces.
- In a kettle cover potatoes with salted cold water by 2 inches and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes.
- Drain potatoes in a colander set over a large bowl and reserve 3 cups cooking water.
- Return potatoes to kettle and mash with a potato masher, or purée in a food processor.
- Season potatoes with salt and pepper and keep warm.
- Transfer pork to a platter and let stand, loosely covered with foil, 10 minutes.
- While pork is standing, skim fat from pan juices.
- In a small bowl make a beurre manié by kneading together butter and remaining 4 tablespoons flour until smooth.
- Add 1 cup reserved cooking water to roasting pan and deglaze over moderately high heat, stirring and scraping up brown bits.
- Add remaining 2 cups cooking water and any juices that have accumulated on platter and bring mixture to a boil.
- Whisk in beurre manié and simmer sauce, whisking, until thickened to desired consistency, about 2 minutes.
- Pour sauce through a fine sieve into a sauceboat.
- Slice pork and serve with sweet potatoes and sauce.
- Serves 6 to 8.