Friday, November 15, 2013

Honey Parmesan Pork Roast

This was Fantastic!! Try it right now! 
Last time my sauce got burnt. Next time I'll cook the pork for half and then add the sauce at the end half see if that helps. 
1 (2-3 pound) boneless pork roast
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup honey
3 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp dried basil
2 Tbsp minced garlic
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water
Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Place roast in slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the cheese, honey, soy sauce, basil, garlic,and oil; pour over pork. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 160°.
Remove meat to a serving platter; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer to a small saucepan. Bring liquid to a boil. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Gradually stir into pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Slice roast; serve with gravy (I also made mashed potatoes and the gravy was delicious on them!).

Monday, November 4, 2013

Sweet Potato Tots

We had these with homemade wingers chicken. Recipe from Food Network. 

2 sweet potatoes
2 T flour
2 slices of bacon minced (optional) or
Not! Yummy!! Out of this world! 

Bring a pot of water to boil. Boil the sweet potatoes skins and all whole for 15 minutes. 
Remove, let cool, peel, and grate over some paper towels. Cover with more paper towels and lightly dab the potatoes. Remove all excess moisture. If they're too moist they won't form a tot. 
Stir in the bacon bits. 
Add s&p and flour. Lightly toss all together. 
Scoop into a ball and roll into a tot shape. 
Fry in a skillet with hot oil until crispy. Couple minutes each side.