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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

July 12 - Pork Chops

We had some pork chops left over from when we bought our big meat freezer special a couple months ago, so I decided to make those. I was sick of BBQing them with some Cattleman's, so I found a recipe on (one of my favorite sites!). It turned out really, really well - the pork was tender and flavorful, although a little salty. Next time I'll omit the extra salt and use garlic powder instead. I also made garlic red potatoes (with farm-fresh potatoes, courtesy of Vollmecke Farms and my generous neighbor) and homemade applesauce. Luke scarfed down ALL of it and Linds enjoyed everything despite the pork being "too spicy" (this kid has an obsession with spice lately).

Here are the recipes...I forgot to take a photo of everything before we devoured it all.

Thyme & Rosemary Pork Chops
1 teaspoons garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 center cut bone-in pork chops
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup water
2 cubes beef bouillon


  1. Combine the garlic powder, thyme, rosemary and black pepper in a small bowl and rub on both sides of the chops. Melt the butter or margarine in a large skillet over medium high heat and sauté the chops for 5 minutes per side, or until well browned.
  2. Meanwhile, in a separate small saucepan over high heat, combine the water and the bouillon and stir until bouillon dissolves. Add this to the chops, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer chops for 45 minutes. 
Roasted Garlic Red Potatoes
2 pounds red potatoes, quartered
1/4 cup butter, melted (I used low-fat)
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (175 degrees C). 
  2. Place potatoes in an 8x8 inch baking dish. 
  3. In a small bowl combine melted butter, garlic, salt and lemon juice; pour over potatoes and stir to coat. 
  4. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over potatoes. Bake in preheated oven for at least 60 minutes (often a little longer).
6 apples, peeled & cored
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup of water

  1. Combine ingredients in a deep pan and bring to boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Reduce heat to medium, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Blend in food processor to desired consistency.

1 comment:

Cianciulli Family said...

Making these chops tonight. Thanks for another recipe Mama Risser!

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