Roasting Pork in our wood burning ovenArista con Patate Arrosto

Serves 6 to 8

1 ½ lbs. Pork roast

5 fresh rosemary sprigs

2 whole garlic cloves, peeled

Kitchen string

Salt and pepper

3 TB extra virgin olive oil

2 lbs. yellow potatoes

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Trim fat from pork roast. Make horizontal cut to make “pocket.”  Place inside 1 sprig of rosemary, garlic cloves, salt and pepper.  Tie up roast with string, encasing more sprigs of rosemary on the outside.  Add 3 TB olive oil in bottom of roasting pan.  Roll roast in pan to coat with oil.  Add more salt and pepper and place on center rack of oven.

Meanwhile, cut cleaned potatoes into 2-inch chunks. After the pork has been in the oven for 15 minutes, add the potatoes to the pan.  The pork and potatoes should be ready 45 minutes later.

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