I have been thinking of stew the last couple of days...today was the day I did more than think on it. The weather is such that it is time to make some of the cooler weather dishes that we enjoy.
I very seldom use a real recipe, if I do, I always alter it by omitting or adding ingredients. This time there was no recipe period.
So from these few ingredients...
Cooke in my favorite pot, made of soapstone.
To this...a delicious stew.
2 large boneless pork chops, cut into spoon sized chunks
1 medium white onion, diced
4 large mushrooms
3 carrots, cut in chunks
2 stalks of celery, sliced
2 potatoes, cut into chunks
Thyme, to taste
Ground rosemary, to taste
1 container of Knorr's Homestyle chicken stock
Half a bottle of dry white wine
Water equal to the same amount of wine
Brown the pork well, add the mushrooms, celery and onions. Add the thyme, rosemary, stock, wine and water. Simmer for about 2 hours. Add the carrots and about 30 minutes before you plan to eat add the potatoes. Just before serving I thicken with flour and water.
Many years ago I learned that after you have cut the potatoes into whatever size you want them, add a little bit of vinegar to the water they are sitting in, it will keep the potatoes from becoming mushy when cooked.
Hope you all have a great weekend!
I will join Foodie Friday with Designs by Gollum and On The Menu Monday at Stone Gable.