See Touch Taste Cooks: Garlic Rosemary Smashed Potatoes with Apple Butter Garlic Pork Chops and French Beans

In less than a month Christmas will be upon us. You’re probably down to the last of the turkey and would rather stay away from poultry all together. You may have noticed that those skinny jeans are not fitting like they used to (and that’s okay). Last night, I made this easy dish that is a departure from Thanksgiving and kind of like a bridge meal before we have to start creating our next holiday menus.

So let’s begin:

What you will need:

Sea salt and ground pepper to taste

Juice and zest of 1 lemon

1 honey crisp apple

3 rosemary sprigs

6 cloves of garlic

6 medium tri-color potatoes (or if you only have red potatoes that will do)

3 tablespoons of salted butter

Freshly shredded parmesan cheese (to your liking)

1/4 cup of EVOO

4 thin sliced center cut pork chops

2 tablespoons of brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

1 small red onion sliced

1 small yellow onion sliced

1/2 pound French green beans

Potatoes

Wash and boil potatoes with skin on until tender

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a small bowl whisk olive oil, 4 crushed cloves of garlic and needles of 1 rosemary sprig. Set aside

Once potatoes are tender gently smash and top each potato with mixture.  Bake covered for 15 minutes

Remove from oven and top each potato with freshly shredded parmesan cheese

Broil for 3 minutes

Pork Chops

Season meat with salt and pepper

Core and thinly slice

In a medium skillet melt butter, cinnamon and brown sugar over low to medium heat

Thinly slice two cloves of garlic and add to pan

Remove all needles from one rosemary sprig and add to pan

Add pork chops and cook for 3 minutes on each side

Add onions and apples and simmer for 5 minutes

French Green Beans

In a small skillet add 2 teaspoons of olive oil and one thinly sliced clove of garlic over medium heat

Add french green beans and zest of one small lemon

Toss until beans are tender but are still firm enough to retain a bit of crunch

Squeeze juice of 1/2 lemon and sprinkle with sea salt

Plate and serve. Pretty easy right? I told you. Well, until next time always remember to SEE. TOUCH. TASTE.

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