Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Simple is just what I need right now
--Simple Mustardy Pork Chops

Simple Mustardy Pork Chops
The Carbohydrate Addict’s Cookbook Copyright 2000

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
4 pork chops, approximately 1-inch thick
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
¼ cup Dijon mustard

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in skillet oven medium heat. Brown the garlic. (I added the chops right away because I think the garlic would burn otherwise.) Add chops and continue to cook quickly over medium-high heat until they begin to brown, adding remaining 1 tablespoon of oil to keep chops from sticking. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and place chops on a cookie sheet.

Add mustard to the garlic and oil in skillet. Stir well as mixture cools. Liberally spread half the mustard-garlic mixture onto each side of the chops. Bake for 25 minutes. Turn the chops and brush the other side with the remaining mustard-garlic mixture. Return to oven and continue cooking for an additional 25 minutes or until thoroughly cooked. (I spread both sides of the meat at once and baked them much less - my chops were small.)

Serve warm.

This was a simple recipe but an enjoyable one, if you like mustard of course. Since I found Bookbinders's Stoneground Dijon mustard, I really like Dijon mustard. Grey Poupon never did that much for me. That's my personal opinion (I'm not pimping Bookbinder's) but the point is, shop around if you don't think you like Dijon mustard since they aren't all the same.

The Weekend Cookbook Challenge round-up has been posted by Sara at I Like To Cook. The theme was TV Cooks and I submitted Marita Deleon’s Low-Fat Carrot Cake from Cooking With The Young and the Restless. Information on the next WCC can be found at that link also.

I'm dragging this week. I guess I should be glad that my energy lasted so long into my third trimester but it has suddenly bottomed out, coinciding with the arrival of warm and humid weather.

Blast From The Past: Tangy Pork Chops from April 2007, from this same cookbook. Another simple but delicous pork chop recipe, perfect for a lazy day.

Question of the Day: How about throwing me a dinner idea so I have less thinking to do tonight when I plan next week's meals? I have boneless pork chops (and one roast), sirloin steak, and cubed steak plus I'll probably be heading to Costco this weekend for ground beef and chicken breasts.


The Tomball Three said...

I LOVE hamburer Pie ...

Brown some hamburger with onions. Drain.

Then add one SMALL can of tomatoe sauce. Set aside

Buy one of those storebought pie crusts with the bottom and top ...

Put the bottom piece in the bottom of a pie plate. Do one layer of meat ... then a handfull of shredded cheddar cheese. one layer of meat again, one layer of cheese

Put the top of the crust on now ... do an egg brush so it will be cripsy.

Cook for 45-60 minutes on 350. If I use a shallow quiche pan 45 is fine ... if I use a big casserole dish, it takes an hour

Anonymous said...

I have been reading your blog for quite a while now and this is my first comment. I too have an addiction to cookbooks and your blog has inspired me to use more of them.

I like the recipes on your blog because, unlike many of the food blogs, you make recipes that are more "normal" - no exotic ingredients.

It is also my hope that someone will tell me what to make every day for dinner. I love to cook but hate coming up with what to cook.

On busy days I will put a whole chicken in the crockpot and cover it with salsa. It cooks all day and then when I get home I shred it and use it for tacos or quesadillas. Sometimes we take the whole wheat tortillas and put them in muffin cups. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. When you take them from the pan they make a nice little bowl to put the chicken in and top with taco ingredients like cheese, lettuce, tomato.

ThursdayNext said...

I would say tacos for the ground meat, parmesean crusted chicken breasts, and some kind of citrus glaze pork chops...