Culinary Q

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cool way to do park chops

I seem to be averaging once a week here. Well, better than not at all!

So, I had some pork chops. Thick cut, but regular cut would work fine. I just knew I didn’t want the rice and mushroom thing going on this time. What I did was potato, apple, and onions. Really good!

First, I prepped/sliced everything. I always do all my prep first, including lining up any herbs or spices I may be using.

Then I browned the chops. I do think that keeps them more moist.

I sliced the potatoes really thin. Now, they may have cooked enough as is, but I did the precook in the microwave trick. Melt some butter (about 45 seconds on high but watch it carefully!) in a glass bowl big enough to add and toss the potato slices in it. Do that – microwave on high for 3 minutes, toss again, and another 3 minutes in the microwave, just so the bend easily but are still firm.

While that was going on, I was sauteing the thinly sliced onions and apples for a few minutes in a bit of olive oil. Then I put all three items in a baking pan and topped off with the chops. I did keep some of the apple and onion to scatter on top, too. Cover with foil and bake at 375 for around 50 minutes. This was really good!

The chicken accompanied with the avocado and tomato salad was good, too. That was described in the previous post – I just have not had time to comment on it until now.

Now I have to go finish dinner for tonight. A quicky – chicken sausage (about a pound) fried up with some chopped onion, green pepper, and celery – to doctor up the sauce from a jar. That’s barely bubbling (using a heat disfuser since I have a gas stove) while the pasta water heats up. Then, poof – dinner!

🙂

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