Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Pork Chop Biscuits

We’ve had a pork tenderloin in the frig for a few days and it was really needing to be cooked. My plan was to grill it using a different marinade or different spices or new sauce, that is until yesterday when Alexis Grove’s super good looking steak biscuits popped into my mind. So I asked Bev how the idea of pork chop biscuits sounded to her and she liked it. Here’s the best part – she couldn’t sleep while I wanted to sleep late, so she got up and made the meal – I got up when I heard the distinctive sound of a mallet hitting raw meat. Like Chris, I helped by staying out of the way and snapping a few photos.

She cut the tenderloin into 1” thick pieces and pounded them down to about ¼”. For breading it was just a dip into seasoned Cruze Farm buttermilk then flour. The milk was seasoned with a chicken fried steak blend I keep on hand:

1/2 cup Kosher salt
4 tbsp Black pepper
2 tbsp White pepper
1 1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper
2 tbsp Granulated onion
1 1/2 tsp Ground cumin
4 tbsp Granulated garlic
2 tbsp Paprika

Here they are drying for a while prior to frying.

While the meat was drying she made the biscuits just as Alexis did – Bisquick and Cruze Farm buttermilk – as Chris mentioned in his post, this is great stuff. I’m a big fan of buttermilk and grew up drinking the real stuff – leftovers from the butter churning process – and this is the closest I’ve found to that. Here are the biscuits heading for the oven.

The meat ended up in nice sized but elongated pieces and Bev suggested we could cut them in half but just like burgers and other items on a bun, I like for the meat to be the first thing my mouth meets – I think I’ve said this before. She fried them in a 12" cast iron dutch oven with a 1/2" of peanut oil - the higher sides of the D.O. significantly reduces oil spatter on to the cooktop. Here’s the finished meat – she cooked the whole loin and it will make good leftovers.

Ever hear the term cathead biscuits – this is them – the size of a cats head – they got a little brown but still ate well.

I think they are right when they begin to split open.

And the finished sandwiches – I ate two so I wouldn’t have to worry with lunch.

The meat and biscuits were both delicious. The seasoning worked well with the pork as I could tell it was there but still taste the mild pork. I wouldn’t want to eat this meal every day, but I’m sure I could choke it down a few times a month. What a great way to start the day and thanks Alexis and Chris for the inspiration (Those guys can cook). Now I can’t wait til we have some beef pieces that need to be cooked.

Ever wander how we can afford a place on the lake - just yesterday I was notified via six emails of the $61.8 million available to me. We may have to throw another bloggers party when all that cash shows up. I make a joke out of this but I'm sure way to many folks get scammed by these - I even know one who did.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.



  1. I only won 44 million yesterday, but one day last month, I was winner of a billion...

    my check is in the mail

  2. Wow does that look mighty good! Sure wish I had one right now.

  3. My new favorite line, ". . . I ate two, so I wouldn't have to worry with lunch." I'm going to use that next time I have a decadent lunch. I love pork chops and that bisquit shot is scrumptious.

  4. Well this looks absolutely WONderful! Gotta make these soon. I've never heard "cathead biscuits" ... now I know! :-) When you get that money you can afford to fly us all to Almost Heaven and I want a plate of those biscuit sandwiches waiting for me...please?

  5. those biscuits look great! I am going to have to make them soon.

  6. Now that is my kind of comfort food - they look fantastic.

  7. Larry, that looks absolutely fantastic! :)

  8. Yum, I love pork prepared this way, and those cats head biscuits make my mouth water. this is my kind of food.

  9. Ya'll always have the best breakfast! I haven't had fried pork in ages...hmm maybe tomorrow night!

  10. The steak biscuits look great.... Everyone in your family can cook!!! That's neat!!!

    I want some of that money too....

  11. I've made butter with my little boys, and I get some really strange looks when I refer to the liquids left over as "buttermilk". thing is, I looked it up. Glad to find someone confirm it for me - someone who knows what he's talking about. Oh, yeah, since you identified Jerry West, you must be an expert about pretty much everything, right? It was enough to make me a believer (if your food hadn't already done so)!

  12. Awesome! I'm glad you were a big help like I was, lol.

    Great looking pork biscuits. You're right, not for everyday but sure are good every now and then.

    Some of your sausage gravy might make them a bit healthier (ha ha)

  13. That is another fine looking meal! Don't spend all that money in one place :-). Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  14. These look phenomenal! I can almost taste them just looking at this post. Great photos :)


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