Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Definitely a winner
--Baked Pork Chops
Baked Pork Chops
Our Favorite Meats Copyright MCMLXVI
6 pork chops
Fat I used oil
Salt and pepper
2 c. milk I used 2% milk
Parsley I omitted this
Brown pork in hot fat; add salt and pepper. Sprinkle lightly with garlic salt. Add milk until chops are barely covered. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.
For some time, I've wanted to try pork cooked in milk. I've seen it done on Food TV I think (maybe Giada?) and I've come across many recipes but I never got around to it. I found this recipe when I was searching for a simple pork recipe to go along with a side dish recipe I was making.
Having thought about it for so long, I prepared myself to be disappointed (if I wait too long to try something, sometimes the build up is just too much). Let me tell you, I was NOT disappointed. These were so tender and delicious. They had that Sunday dinner taste but it was Monday. I used boneless loin chops which can dry out when cooked longer than a few minutes but these were as perfect as they could be for such lean meat. There's some fat around the loin but I don't think that pork has the fat it used to throughout the meat. That's why old recipes can be a risk - the recipes in this book sometimes rely on the fattiness of the meat in MCMLXVI that we don't see anymore.
I know the photograph isn't very attractive but I wanted you to see that the milk basically disappears.
Blast From The Past: Barbara’s Pork Chop Dinner from September 2005. This was one of the few times pork loin chops in the crock pot came out right. It might have been dumb luck.
Question of the Day: Did you have a special meal on Sundays when you were growing up? Do you have one now?