Idaho Potatoes with "Hoosier-Style" Vitello Tonnata

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Idaho Potatoes with "Hoosier-Style" Vitello Tonnata
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Vitello tonnato is a classic Italian dish of sliced veal with a mayonnaise-based sauce. For this recipe, chef Greg Hardesty of Recess in Indianapolis puts a Hoosier-touch to it by replacing the veal with pork and adding cayenne and pickled okra. 

4
Servings
1194
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the pork

  • 1 1/2 Pound pork loin
  • 6 Cups water
  • 1/2 Cup salt
  • 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 heard garlic, split in half
  • 12 sprigs thyme
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil

For the vitello tonnata

  • 8 medium golden Idaho potatoes, halved
  • 1/4 Cup plus 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon champagne vinegar
  • 8 Ounces sashimi grade tuna
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 Cup finely chopped red onions
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/4 Cup pickled okra, sliced into rings

Directions

For the pork

Bring the water and all of the aromatics to a hard boil. Remove from the heat and let it cool completely. When completely cool, submerge the pork loin into the brine and marinate for 4-6 hours in the refrigerator. When time is up, remove the pork from the brine, rinse, and pat dry. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Season the pork with salt and pepper. Sear in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat with the 2 tablespoons of oil until golden brown on all sides, about 2 minutes per side. Remove the pork and place on a sheet pan lined with a roasting rack. Roast the pork in oven for about 15 minutes, until a meat thermometer registers medium. Remove from oven and let the pork cool completely. Place the pork in refrigerator and chill completely.

For the vitello tonnata

In a medium pan, cover the Idaho potatoes with water. Add a generous pinch of salt. Bring the water to a simmer and cook until the potatoes are just cooked through, about 10 minutes. When the potatoes are cooked, drain the water and allow the potatoes to cool. Dice potatoes into ½-inch cubes. Toss them a bowl with 3 tablespoons of the extra-virgin olive oil and the vinegar; season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside. Heat the 2 tablespoons olive oil in a medium sauté pan over high heat until almost smoking. Sear the tuna on each side for 20 seconds. Remove the tuna from the pan and set aside to cool.

Meanwhile mix the mayonnaise, remaining extra-virgin olive oil, onions, cayenne, vinegar, and 1/2 of the okra together in a large bowl; season generously with salt and pepper.

Slice the tuna into ¼-inch thick slices. Gently stir the tuna into the mayonnaise mixture; spoon 1/4of the potato mixture onto each of the 4 dinner plates. Slice the pork into 1/8-inch thick slices. Layer the pork on top of the potatoes. Spoon the tuna-mayonnaise equally over each slice of pork. Garnish with remaining okra rings and serve.

Potato Shopping Tip

Only buy potatoes that are firm, intact, and without any sprouts or green parts.

Potato Cooking Tip

Potatoes oxidize quickly; have a bowl full of cold water to put your potatoes after cutting them in order stop them from oxidizing.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
65g
100%
Sugar
18g
N/A
Saturated Fat
14g
68%
Cholesterol
132mg
44%
Protein
58g
100%
Carbs
96g
32%
Vitamin A
40µg
4%
Vitamin B12
2µg
35%
Vitamin B6
3mg
100%
Vitamin C
106mg
100%
Vitamin D
2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
6mg
30%
Vitamin K
33µg
41%
Calcium
160mg
16%
Fiber
12g
47%
Folate (food)
88µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
88µg
22%
Iron
7mg
40%
Magnesium
182mg
45%
Monounsaturated
38g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
23mg
100%
Phosphorus
772mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
10g
N/A
Potassium
2819mg
81%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.7mg
40.7%
Sodium
2646mg
100%
Sugars, added
12g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
2mg
100%
Zinc
5mg
32%