Daily Archives: 04/13/2016

Parmesan cheese enthusiast

I know I’ve already told you this before, but I love parmesan cheese. I enjoy it so much that I use it a lot in my cooking and put it on pretty much anything. And today is no different because I am going to be sharing with you how to cook pork chops with parmesan. This pork chop recipe is delicious and it’s definitely a keeper. 🙂

Parmesan-Crusted Pork Chops

Ingredients

Two large eggs

1 C. dried Italian seasoned bread crumbs

3⁄4 C. parmesan cheese, freshly grated

10 oz (up to 12) center cut pork loin chop, (1/2 to 3/4-inch thick)

salt and pepper to taste

6 tbsp olive oil

One lemon, cut into wedges, for serving (Optional)

Directions

1. Get a sheet of wax paper and put it on your kitchen counter.
Rinse each chop with cold water then place them on the wax paper. Get a few paper towels to dry them off individually until they are no longer wet and set chops aside.

2. Whisk the eggs in a pie plate to blend. Place the bread crumbs in another pie plate. Place the cheese in a third pie plate.

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3. Sprinkle the pork chops generously with salt and pepper. Coat the chops completely with the cheese, patting to adhere. Dip the chops into the eggs, then coat completely with the bread crumbs, patting to adhere. Heat tablespoons of oil in an enormous skillet over medium heat. Add pork chops, in batches if necessary, and cook until golden brown and the center reaches 150 degrees, about 6 minutes per side.

 

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Transfer the chops to plates and serve with lemon wedges.

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Recipe adapted from Kitchme

Notes: Since, my chops were thin I cooked them for about 2-3 minutes. But, if you’re cooking thicker chops you need to cook them for 15 to 20 minutes until a meat thermometer reaches to the internal temperature of 145° F. (medium rare) and 160° F. (medium)

I pray for you often that God would help your confidence with cooking continue to grow.

Thank you again for reading!

A new outlook on veggies

I have to confess to you that I’m not a fan of eating veggies. My main reason for not wanting to eat vegetables is because they have no taste. Haha! 😀 Still, I do like to consume healthy foods, and I know several of veggies is a part of living a healthy life. Since that fact, I do my best to make them taste yummy. When I discovered roasting them, I was amazed at how it changed the taste from just being steamed or sauteed. Roasting imparts a delicious slightly sweet and smokey flavor that makes veggies pretty amazing. A few weeks ago, I posted a blog post how to make broccoli taste delicious, and it’s an excellent example of that. If you are the same as me and want to live a healthy lifestyle, but you do not want to eat bland veggies. Then may I suggest making them outstanding by roasting your vegetables?

Oven Roasted Green Beans

Ingredients

1 lb of frozen green beans
2 tbsp olive oil
½ tsp salt
About 10 grinds of fresh ground pepper (or to taste)
½ tsp onion powder
½ tsp garlic powder

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees

2. While oven is preheating, prepare a lipped baking sheet with aluminum foil

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3. In a medium bowl combine olive oil, salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder. Toss mixture into the baking dish. Spread beans onto a baking sheet. Stir beans and mixture until well blended.

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5. Roast for 30 minutes (at 15 minutes remove to stir)

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6. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Frugal living mom

So I, unfortunately, will not be able to post any crockpot recipes for awhile because my family recently had a little accident with the glass top/lid thingy. So until we get another one I will be posting ones that require using the oven or stove. Moreover, I promise 🙂 I will do my best to not make it stressful for you as much as possible.

Tomorrow I will teach you how to make Spaghetti. Yummy. 🙂

Have a great night, cooks. 🙂