Thursday, November 4, 2010

Pan Fried Pork Chops

The other day Bev said she’d like to have some plain old fashion pan fried thin pork chops – sounded like a plan to me. The last time I bought a pork loin on sale I cut it into a roast, some thick chops and some thin chops, so I was ready for this request. I’d planned to brine them but didn’t get them from the freezer soon enough.  I just seasoned them with some Emeril’s Essense then dredged them lightly in some flour and fried them in a little oil in the cast iron skillet. I suggested a little pan gravy, but Bev had gained a couple of pounds in Florida and wouldn’t hear of it or the mashed potatoes to put it on.

I’d saved the recipe for Baked Acorn Squash With Spinach from Pam over at Pam’s Midwest Kitchen Korner and decided it would be the perfect seasonal side dish. Bev made it and went by the recipe except added some Essence to kick it up a bit. We added a salad and it was a delicious meal although I couldn’t finish the entire squash half.

Thanks for the recipe Pam.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.



  1. Yum, last time I had one of those thin fried pork chops, it was accompanied with gravy and and egg for breakfast. I love those things and we had them alot when I was growing up. I'm going to have to buy me some of that essence. I see it all the time on the shelves and have never tried it.

  2. My dearly beloved won't eat pork chops. His mother always make them dry, so he's just off them. Yours look nice, especially with the acorn squash, which is one of my favorite veggies. Love the spinach idea!

  3. Pork chops sound so good to me on this rainy day. I haven't had a good chop in a long time. I keep forgetting how tasty they can be.

  4. Yum, Larry... I love good ole-fashioned pork chops also. And the Acorn Squash looks great also...

    Batten down the hatches... COLD AIR is on the way... Yipes!!!!!

  5. My favorite way to eat those chops is with a little A1, some greens and mashed potatoes on the side!

  6. Larry, Pan Fried Pork Chops!! Now that's what I'm talking about... Man Food! The acorn squash side looks great too! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  7. I happen to have an acorn squash that needs to be eaten so I'll have to try that one.

    Like you, I like to slice up my own pork loins. But one day, I'd like to buy one bone on if they'd let me use their band saw to cut them up to my preference.

  8. I love pork chops, and anything tastes better if you introduce it to a cast iron skillet! YUM!!


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