Heat the oil in a medium sauté pan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until the onion softens, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a food processor or blender and let cool to room temperature. Add the sage, mustard, maple syrup, soy sauce, 1/4 tsp. salt and a pinch of black pepper. Purée the mixture until somewhat smooth.
Position racks in the center and bottom of the oven and heat the oven to 425°F. Let the roast sit at room temperature while the oven heats. Season the meat generously with salt and pepper. Put the pork in a small roasting pan, bone side down, and roast on the center oven rack to an internal temperature of 115°F, 50 to 60 minutes. Remove the roast from the oven and let it rest for 20 minutes. (This rest will give the juiciest results.)
Meanwhile, shortly before the pork hits 115°F, cut the potatoes lengthwise into wedges about 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 inches wide at their thickest part. In a medium bowl, toss the potatoes with the garlic cloves, olive oil, 1 tsp. salt, and several grinds of pepper. Arrange in a roasting pan or rimmed baking sheet, one cut side down, evenly spaced. Sprinkle with the pieces of butter. When you take the roast out of the oven, put the potatoes on the bottom rack and reduce the oven temperature to 350°F.
After 20 minutes of resting, cover the roast evenly with the mustard glaze and return it to the center oven rack. At this time, turn the potatoes with a metal spatula onto their other cut side. Roast the pork until the internal temperature is 140°F. Roast the potatoes until they’re golden and crisp on the outside and fork-tender inside. Both should take about 30 minutes. (check the potatoes at 20 minutes and, if necessary for even browning, flip them back to their other cut side.) Transfer the roast to a carving board and tent with foil.
Let the pork rest for at least 20 minutes before carving. Set the potatoes aside in a warm place, uncovered (so they stay crisp and don’t steam), until ready to serve. To serve, slice the roast between the bones into individual chops. Toss the potatoes with the chopped parsley. Arrange the meat and potatoes on a platter.
Make Ahead Tips
The Mustard, Sage & Maple Glaze can be made up to two days ahead and refrigerated.
nutrition information (per serving):
based on six servings, Calories
38, Fat Calories
340, Saturated Fat
64, Monounsaturated Fat
49, Polyunsaturated Fat
Photo: Scott Phillips