Sunday, April 10, 2011

Simple Pork Chop dinner

Okay, this is what I had for dinner and it was so SIMPLE but so DELICIOUS!!! It's basically a breaded pork chop topped with grated cheese and mushrooms that have been cooked with butter and worchestershire sauce. The chops and mushrooms are cooked in separate pans so if you (or in my case, your significant other) are weird and don't like mushrooms you can simply leave them out.

You will need the following ingredients:
4 thin pork chops (thin cut is a MUST)
1 - 1 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/2 - 2/3 cup shredded parmesean cheese (I used Kraft in a bag, already shredded for me!)
3 eggs, beaten
4 tbsp butter, divided
2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup fontina and gruyere cheese, shredded
1 package of sliced mushrooms
4 splashes of worchestershire sauce
Dashes of salt and pepper


1. In a medium sized pan melt 2 tbsp of butter over medium heat, once butter is melted add mushrooms and push around to coat. Add several splashes of worchestershire and stir around again to coat. As you're preparing the rest of the meal you'll want to occasionally stir the mushrooms and add more butter or sauce as needed.

2. In separate dishes combine the bread crumbs and parmesean (dish 1) and 3 beaten eggs (dish 2)

3. In a second, larger pan melt the last 2 tbsp of butter and then add tbsp of olive oil.

4. Trim fat from your pork chops and season both sides with salt and pepper and then dip into egg mixture. Allow excess egg to drip off the chop and then place in breadcrumb mixture and coat thoroughly. Transfer to the pan and cook on each side for 3 to 4 minutes.
    ******Because these are thin cut they will cook much more quickly than normal chops.

5. While the chops are cooking shredded both fotina and gruyere cheese, about 1 cup total. When the chops are done sprinkle the shredded cheese on top of each chop, cove the pan and remove from heat. The cheese will melt and get all nice and gooey. Let sit between 2 and 4 minutes.

I served my chop with roasted broccoli and asparagus and au gratin potatoes (thanks Mrs. Betty Crocker). All in all this took 25 minutes but that was due mostly to the potatoes; over medium heat mushrooms take about 15 mintues and chops take the same when you throw in prep and cheese melting time.


The finished product!

I hope you find time this week to make this YUMMY meal and when you do... you're welcome!

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