Pan-Fried Pork Fillet Pear Chips and Mashed Kumara and Carrot

Total Time
45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a wonderful tasting dish it is a little more time consuming because of frying the pear slices, but the end result is well worth it. The entire meal can still be on the table in 40-45 minutes, so it not that huge of a recipe either. My hubby really enjoys this one and you will be surprised how tender the pork comes out cooking on the stove in this manner, as I usually marinate and roast pork or have a basting sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Make pear chips first, slice pears with v-slicer or mandoline.
  2. Heat 1/4 cup vegetable oil in a large frying pan, shallow fry pear slices, in batches, until crisp, drain on absorbent paper.
  3. Pork.
  4. While kumara and carrot are cooking, heat a small amount of olive oil in a large frying pan add pork fillet and brown on all sides.
  5. Turn heat down, cook covered an extra 15-20 minutes or until cooked as desired. (remember pork will keep cooking whilst standing).
  6. Remove pork and wrap in foil to keep warm.
  7. In the same pan add chili, pear juice and vinegar,bring to the boil, add stock reduce heat to a simmer.
  8. Mix a little water with cornflour, add to sauce and stir until mixture thickens, serve with pork.
  9. Kumara and Carrot Mash.
  10. Before you start the pork heat some water in a pan add chopped kumara and carrot boil until tender, drain.
  11. Add kumara, carrot, butter and cream to a large bowl and mash until smooth, stir in sage and pepper.
  12. Mash can be reheated in a microwave so this could be made ahead of time if desired.
  13. To Serve: Slice pork thickly place atop pear chips and serve mash on the side.