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BiggerAndBadder Tue 31-May-11 15:42:48

I have 4 pork chops for tea tonight - i want an idea to make them interesting and what to serve them with, but it has to be EASY (im going out later)
Any brainwaves - also if possilbe to accomodate a guest who cant eat gluten.
I have normal storecupboard ingredients.

tia!

GollyHolightly Tue 31-May-11 15:44:14

Brush with honey and whole grain mustard, sprinkle a little brown sugar on them and grill.

PorkChopSter Tue 31-May-11 15:44:38

Marinade them.

starfishmummy Tue 31-May-11 15:46:25

Roast on a bed of onions and apple quarters (cox's are good)
or casserole in cider with apples

Xiaoxiong Tue 31-May-11 16:27:55

Layer into your favourite recipe for potatoes boulangere and bake for an hour covered, then uncover so the potatoes go crispy on top. The chops go all soft and braised and lovely and you can eat them with a spoon. A one-casserole dish. Eat with green salad.

I think Delia did a recipe for this once, will have a rummage.

soremummy Tue 31-May-11 16:34:30

this is lovely and easy too

soremummy Tue 31-May-11 16:35:30

first one on the site cider and spinach

ChippyMinton Tue 31-May-11 16:40:24

Marinate in a mix of:
mustard
honey
olive oil
balsamic vinegar
garlic
Then bake, grill or BBQ.

HattiFattner Tue 31-May-11 16:43:43

mix 1 cup breadcrumbs with a tsp of mustard and a clove af garlic. Sprinkle over chops, spray/drizzle with oil, and bake for 20 mins, then grill to toast the breadcrumbs a little.

HattiFattner Tue 31-May-11 16:44:25

oops, sorry, didnt read the gluten bit....

Kandinsky Tue 31-May-11 17:15:36

Brown chops on both sides.
Fry a large onion.
Season, add juice of a large lemon, 200mls of double cream and a teaspoon of herbs of your choice. stir.
Place the chops in a large piece of foil and pour the cream/lemon on top. Wrap up firmly and cook in oven at 180c for approx an hour.

The actual recipe includes a tablespoon of flour which thickens the sauce but I'm sure a thinner version would work well if you need gluten free. If using the flour add to the onions after browning and stir the lot together. It looks a lumpy mess but miraculously forms in to a smooth sauce during the cooking process.

thereistheball Tue 31-May-11 19:38:55

Either:

Marinade in a mix of orange/lemon juice, chilli sauce (Tobasco is fine) or chopped chillies, honey, soy sauce, fresh ginger, garlic. Bake in marinade and serve with roast sweet potatoes or stir-fried veg (you can boil down the marinade on the hob once you've removed the cooked pork, to use as a sauce).

Or:

Grill and serve with blue cheese and walnut butter (get unsalted butter up to room temp or warmer, mash in some blue cheese and crushed walnuts, roll into sausage shape using cling film, chill then slice into coins to melt over the grilled chops on the plate. NB this butter freezes so don't worry if you make too much). Tis goes nicely with tender-stemmed broccoli.

Driftwood999 Wed 01-Jun-11 16:35:32

Similar to what starfishmummy suggests. Sliced onion and apple tossed in a very little oil in baking tin/casserole dish. Chops on top, season with salt and pepper and sage. Couple of tablespoons of water. Cover with foil and bake at 200 c for 15 mins. Reduce heat for 1.5 hours. Add hot water and gravy thickening and return to oven for approx half an hour.

Driftwood999 Wed 01-Jun-11 16:37:03

Serve with rice or potato.

Furball Wed 01-Jun-11 20:54:03

Cor - soremummy - I did the Cider and cream one, very, very scrummy and clean plates all round, including my rather fussy 10 yo ds.

Very easy too. - plus...... you get to finish 1/2 a bottle of cider off - result!

FellatioNelson Wed 01-Jun-11 20:58:59

A bit late now, but for future reference:

Brown them in a bit of oil and/or butter, transfer to an ovenproof dish and finish in the oven, Meanwhile, soften a chopped onion in the oil/juices, deglaze the pan with a good splash of either cider or white wine, bring to the boil, then add either double cream or whipping cream and a good dollop of wholegrain mustard. If it is too thick let it down with a bit of chicken or vegetable stock.

BiggerAndBadder Fri 03-Jun-11 07:26:31

Thanks everyone - really useful because i always get stuck with pork chops. I like them but dh says they are always dry! I did the one with them in the potato dish - thanks Tyelperion chops were moist tender and scrummy
Nice to have lots of other ideas for future!

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