Monday, October 10, 2011

Hunk of Meat Monday: Pork Chops

Michael LOVES pork chops. 
My favorite defrosting method - putting the meat in a bowl of cold water.  It defrosts them quickly and that helps since I never remember to take the meat out of the freezer a couple days before (it takes a few days to defrost in our fridge). 

Here they are!

Four chops for two people - we took them for lunch the next day (and I forgot to eat lunch - it happens when I work through lunch and recess, my stomach doesn't realize it until the kids leave)

I made a spice rub with garlic powder, pepper, oregano, and some salt.  But, you can use anything you like!  Cinnamon and brown sugar sounds really good right now.

A rub is so easy - you literally just rub it on, turn the hunk of meat over and rub it on the other side.

Get the pan hot, and put the pork on.  Let it cook for a few minutes.

Turn it over and brown the other side.

At this point you can put it in the oven to cook it the rest of the way, but I didn't want to heat up the house - today I do, but I cooked these a few weeks ago.  I just put the lid on and added some water (so it wouldn't burn on the bottom). 

I like to use a meat thermometer to check to see if it is done, but i think I need a new one because this has to be wrong.  I over cooked it, so if you use a thermometer make sure it works! 

Here are the pork chops served with fried zuchini and roasted potatoes.

Enjoy!  What are hunk of meat did you enjoy this evening?

- linking up to Hunk of Meat Monday over at Beyer Beware -


Katie @Pinke Post said...

Pan fried pork chops are a favorite at our house! Definitely going to add this to our menu this week. Love those potatoes and zucchini you had also!

Darcie (My Modern Country) said...

Hi Sarah-and thanks for stopping by my blog! My hubby is the high school voc-ag teacher and FFA Advisor, I (we) totally love it when ag is brought into the classroom at early levels. He really enjoys his yearly presentations with the pre-school and elemetary students!

Those pork chops...a family favorite around here...YUM!