Breaded Pork Chops, Italian Style

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Rainy and dreary here today which always makes me think of food.  I have to fast for a blood test this morning so it’s a doubly difficult morning.

I’ll be the first to admit that I am not the biggest fan of pork ~ except for bacon, of course ~ but I really like this recipe.  The chops turn out very tender and really go with any side.  Mr. Meat Eater ate 3 of them I think so that should tell you something.

It’s a very easy recipe but it does use an oven-proof skillet so watch out for that.

Breaded Pork Chops, Italian Style

3 eggs, lightly beaten
3 tbsps milk
1 1/2 cup Italian-style bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsps dried parsley
2 tbsps olive oil
4 cloves garlic, chopped
4 bone-in, center-cut pork chops

Preheat oven to 325º.

Combine the beaten eggs and milk in a small bowl. Mix the bread crumbs, Parmesan and parsley on a plate.

In an oven-proof skillet over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Once heated, stir in the chopped garlic and saute for a minute or two and then remove from the skillet leaving the olive oil. You can toss the garlic or save for another use if desired.

Dip each pork chop into the wet mixture then into the dry mixture, coating evenly. Place coated chops in the pan and brown for about 5 minutes on each side.

Place the skillet with the chops in the oven and bake for 25 minutes.

Makes 4 servings.

Happy Cooking!

Cauliflower Casserole

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I love veggies and cauliflower is one of my favorites.  I don’t think many people like it because of the smell but it doesn’t bother me.  I’ll eat it cooked or raw ~ doesn’t matter.

I found this recipe on Allrecipes and tweaked it just a bit to make it less fattening.  I wouldn’t call it low fat but it’s yummy and lower in fat than it was.  Feel free to change it up to make it your own ~ which I hope everyone is doing to all of the recipes here 🙂

Cauliflower Casserole

1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
2/3 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs, store bought or make your own
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, leave off if you don’t want the heat

Preheat oven to 350º.

Steam cauliflower for about 10 minutes, drain, and put into a casserole dish.

In a small bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients together and sprinkle over the cauliflower in the casserole dish.

Bake for 20 minutes.

Makes 4-6 servings.

Happy Cooking!

Easy Baked Fish

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This is one of those recipes that is so easy, it’s embarrassing.  There really is no recipe ~ just a method that you can use on any white fish.  In this picture, I used flounder.  Feel free to change up the ingredients to suit you.

Easy Baked Fish

1 lb white fish ~ use your favorite
4 tbsps butter, melted
3/4 cup Italian-style bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp or more garlic powder

Preheat oven to 350º. Combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan, and garlic powder. Dip the filets in the butter and then in the crumb mixture, coating the entire fish.

Place in a greased baking dish. Sprinkle any remaining crumbs and butter over the top.

Bake until fish flakes easily, about 25 minutes.

Makes 4 servings.

Happy Cooking!