Thursday, October 20, 2011


Having grown up in England, I have developed a special liking for all the hearty British pub grub, especially Sunday roasts .When I moved back to Hong Kong, where full-size ovens are not commonly present  in kitchens I discovered an alternative way of making these tasty pork chops by using a frying pan.

Cook time: 1 hour

Estimated Cost: $10

Serve: 2

Ingredients:

  • 4 pieces of pork chops
  • 2 tablespoons of Italian mixed herbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoon of cooking wine
  • 1 table spoon of Worchestershire source
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sesame oil
  • 3 medium-sized potatoes
  • 1 cup of frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 teaspoon of chicken powder
  • 1 pack of gravy mix (24 g), prepare according to pack instructions.

Preparation:

Pan-Fried Pork Chops
  1. Wash and tenderise pork chops by  banging on the meat with a hammer.
  2. Sprinkle salt, chicken powder and herbs on both side of the meat
  3. Mix all the rest of the seasoning in a bowl and soak the meat in it.
  4. Put them back in the fridge, and leave them soak for at least 2 hours  ( Ideally over-night )
  5. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium/high heat .When the oil is nice and hot, put pork chops in the pan, and cook on each side for about 4 to 5 minutes.

Roasted Potatoes
  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Peel potatoes, cut them into quarters or eighths
  3. Bring to potatoes to boil for 10 mins. Drain out water.   
  4. Carmen's touch: give the potatoes a really good shake in the pot.
  5. Add potatoes to the baking dish and turn to thoroughly coat with oil. Season with salt.
  6. Roast at 400° for an hour, turning every 15 minutes until crisp on the outside and fork-tender on the inside. 

Mixed Vegetables
  1. Defrost  a cup of frozen mixed veggies. 
  2. Used the same frying pan that you used for the meat before, and heat up a teaspoon of oil, fry onions and add in the vegetables. sprinkle some salt on the top
  3. Fry for 1-2 minutes

And finally, serve food with gravy , salt and pepper... 



Husband Says: "Damn. That be some right good cookin'! Chops especially kick ass."

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