Or as my girls call it, “that thing for your work where we have to eat pork all the time.”
There’s been 3 great recipes and dinners leading up to today’s finale:
The fourth and final pork meal I
handed off to Patrick was tasked with making was a dinner with this week’s Publix special, Pork Sirloin Cutlets. The theme of the week is to create a meal inspired by comfort foods made healthy.
Because “comfort” means “fattening” to me, I scoured the Pork Be Inspired recipe database for a meal that was both kid-friendly and easy to make but also fit the bill as “healthy.” What did I find?
Breaded Pork Chops
4 boneless pork loin chops, 3/4-inch thick
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 egg, slightly beaten
1-2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
In my house, this is where I hand over this recipe print-out from Pork Be Inspired to Patrick, so I’m assuming he used all of the steps from Pork Be Inspired in the recipe below to make our breaded pork chops. Only, I think maybe he heated the oil too high because the chops came out slightly past “done.”
In small bowl, combine flour, salt, paprika and pepper. In another small bowl, combine egg and Worcestershire sauce. Coat chops with seasoned flour; dip in egg mixture, and coat with crumbs. In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown chops on one side until golden brown (about 4 minutes); turn and continue cooking for another 4 minutes until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 145 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a 3-minute rest time. Serve hot.
And Patrick did it again; he made a yummy dinner with his favorite meat, pork.
What? Can’t a man have a favorite meat?
Just ignore those parts that are darker than golden brown. Think of it as Patrick doing you a favor with a warning to not set your oil too high when you cook your meat.
And because WHO DOESN’T LOVE PORK?
other than vegetarians and pescetarians and vegans I’m hosting a little giveaway! Included in the giveaway (subject to change, but value will not) from the Pork & Publix campaign include:
- 8 $5 pork coupons (total value of $40)
- Water bottle
- Reusable grocery bag
- Meat thermometer (Patrick raves about the one I received)
- Recipe book
To enter the giveaway, share one or all of my recipe posts on your Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest accounts, and leave one comment for each separately shared recipe ON THIS POST with the link to where you shared these recipe posts (limit to four total comment entries per person):
- Pork Tenderloin Sliders
- Stuffed Pork, Apple, Cheddar Grilled Sandwiches
- 5-Minute Crock Pot Shredded Pork Tacos
- Breaded Pork Chops
The giveaway is open now through Monday, February 27th. I’ll choose one random comment from those left below that include a valid link to where the recipe post was shared. The chosen winner will be contacted via email and must respond within 2 days to receive the prize from Pork & Publix.
Good luck! And happy porking.
Check the National Pork Board website for current Publix pork specials and other recipes to try out. Select cuts of pork are currently on sale at Publix through February 22nd. Like the Pork Be Inspired page on Facebook for updates on the new Love Me Tenderloin Giveaway. Follow @allaboutpork for additional information and specials.