Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Garlic Pepper Crusted Pork Chops with Fried Garlic Potatoes and Onions

This is a fabulous meal. I will say, though, that it's not one of my in-the-kitchen-5minute-meals. I was in the kitchen longer than that for this meal. It is WORTH it! Meals like these are a great time to make Ground Beef Bags (see Quick Meals with Ground Beef post) because it can cook on a back burner while you are doing other things in the kitchen. I did take some pics with the iPhone so you can see and read the recipe :) I will list all the ingredients needed for the whole meal then go step by step in how to prepare it.

4-6 boneless pork chops
Roasted Garlic Infused Oil
6 pieces of sliced sandwich bread
Garlic Pepper
butter spread or margarine
6 red potatoes
1/2 medium onion
Seasoned Salt

Turn oven onto Broil. Spread butter on the pieces of bread and place on a cookie sheet then sprinkle Garlic Pepper Seasoning on top.

Place in oven for a few minutes to make toast. You want it crispy but not burnt. While that's toasting, pull out your food chopper or processor. Once toasted, tear it in pieces and put in the chopper/processor to make crumbs.
Now transfer crumbs to a small bowl, so that you can coat the pork chops

Place pork chops in a ungreased casserole dish. Brush a small amount of Roasted Garlic Infused oil on to both sides of each pork chops using a fork to turn sides.

Pick up one pork chop at a time and place in the bowl to coat with bread crumbs. Put a small amount of bread crumbs in the space where the chop will lay. Move bowl to coat each chop.
Using fork push more crumbs on top and press down into the meat. Repeat for all of the pork chops. Make sure each one is coated well.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Now that's in the oven, it's time to make the potatoes. Slice 6 red potatoes, then turn and cube them.

Coat the bottom of a large skillet, heated at Medium Heat, with Roasted Garlic Infused Oil then add cut potatoes. Stirring to coat each piece. Sprinkle Seasoned Salt and stir again.

Cut medium onion in half and save one half for later use in something else. Slice remaining half into slivers place place in the skillet with the potatoes. Stir well.

Cover with lid and continue to cook about 20-25 minutes on Medium heat. Stir every few minutes to prevent sticking to the skillet. Both the pork chops and the potatoes should finish cooking about the same time. Open up a can of green beans or corn to add as another veggie and enjoy!