Maltese Baked Pork Chops and Potatoes

Vicki Butts (lazyme)


The Maltese people refer to this dish as simply baked potatoes (patata i-forn) even though meat is one of the main ingredients. The potatoes aquire a delicious taste with the spices and juices from the pork.


★★★★★ 3 votes

15 Min
2 Hr 30 Min


  • 2 large
    onions, thinly sliced
  • 1
    chicken bouillon cube
  • 5
    pork chops
  • 6 large
    potatoes, peeled and sliced thickly
  • 2 tsp
    crushed fennel seeds
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 1 tsp
    curry powder, optional

How to Make Maltese Baked Pork Chops and Potatoes


  1. Choose an oven dish that is big enough to take the meat and the potatoes.
  2. Start by placing all the sliced onions at the bottom of the dish, spread them all across the dish so that they'll form a nice first layer.
  3. Crush the chicken cube or cut it into small pieces and sprinkle all over the onions.
  4. Add the meat by putting all the pork chops on top of the onions.
  5. Sprinkle the seasonings over the meat.
  6. Add all the potatoes and place on top of the meat. Sprinkle with salt, pepper.
  7. Add water from the sides of the dish so as not to wash away the spices. Add enough water so that the onions and meat are covered with water.
  8. Roast in moderate oven for some 2 and a half hours. For the first hour, cover the dish in tin foil. After that, remove the foil so that the potatoes will eventually become crusty and golden brown.

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About Maltese Baked Pork Chops and Potatoes

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Mediterranean

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