Tuesday, 4 September 2012

A Simple Scallop

Sometimes its the simple things that taste the best.  In this case, juicy, fatty pork shoulder and good old-fashioned scalloped vegetables.  But how do you make a good scallop without potatoes and milk and cheese?  Don't fret.  It doesn't have to be complicated.  My scallop included only 5 ingredients.  Seriously.  And they're delicious.  It went like this:

Ready in 1 1/2 hours
Feeds 6 as a hearty side-dish


2 1/2 cups sliced sweet potatoes
2 1/2 cups turnips, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup home made garlic-basil mayonnaise (recipe here )
1/4 cup parmesan cheese (optional)
1 Tbs dried parsley


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

Using a food processor, slice your sweet potatoes and turnips fairly thin.  Don't forget to peel the turnips.  It doesn't matter with the sweet potatoes, but definately peel those turnips.  Throw them in a big bowl, add salt and pepper to taste, parsley, mayonnaise and most of the parmesan, if you're using it at all.  Don't worry, even without it, these will be delicious.  The homemade mayo will convert back to olive oil in the cooking process and will leave your veggies tasting rich and buttery/creamy and very faintly garlicy.   Sprinkle remaining parmesan on top (if you use it at all)

Bake, uncovered, 1 hour and 15 minutes. 

That's it.  It's even better if you already threw your hunk of meat in the crockpot that morning.  Simplicity at its finest.

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