I made an old school roasted meat dinner. True, there are no potatoes but in the age of quinoa stews and interest in so many ethnic dishes a dinner like this is actually pretty rare.

I cured the pork before I cooked it (so I suppose its technically a ham now) you can see that recipe here but you can just use fresh pork if you like.

Cut through the skin and fat so it can render out a little. Also stab the meat a bit so you can get the seasoning in.


Next, season the meat. I used garlic powder, onion powder, some dried orange peel, dry mustard, pepper, and salt. Next time, I would skip the salt as the outside is salty enough from the curing.


Lastly, Cook in the oven for 30-35 min per lb at 350 flipping over halfway through. Then I broiled it for a few minutes to get the skin crispier.



It is really easy to make gravy from roasted meats.

First, remove the meat from the pan and put the pan on your stove on medium-high. Pour off some of the fat if there is more than a few Tb in the pan. Add stock and try to scrape off all the stuff on the bottom of your pan


Next, mix a little flour with some cold water and stir until it is smooth. Add that to your pan.


Let it come to a simmer for a few minutes to thicken. Add salt and pepper if needed and then strain



This is a really easy bread to make to go with the meat.

First add a 1cm layer of vegetable oil to a muffin tin and put in the oven at 400 for 10 minutes


While its heating up make the batter. Whisk three eggs with one cup of milk for a few minutes until it gets a bit airy. This is what makes it rise later in the oven


Next add one cup of flour, a pinch or two of salt, and whisk until its smooth and then put it in a container you can easily pour from as you want to add it very quickly to your hot pan. Fill each tin up about 2/3 of the way. Then put it back in the oven for 30 mins



When you take them out they will be all puffy but then will deflate a bit.


And here is dinner like its 1940!

Smoked Meat and Popover Recipe


Next, I will show you how to make a soup with the leftovers so nothing is wasted.


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