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Pork Chop Pork Chop, Greasy, Greasy... oh. wait.

Posted Mar 27 2010 12:00am
It is a pork chop, but it's not greasy. In fact, no grease anywhere! Just a pork chop, some herbs and a broiler oven. It doesn't get any simpler than this, and when it comes to food, in my experience, the simpler the better.

When my DH and I were on our honeymoon, we stayed in a B&B in North Carolina for a couple days. As a memento, we picked up a cookbook that featured recipes from B&Bs all over the country. Not only did we pick it up, we paid for it and brought it home and it has become the best memento I've ever purchased on a trip! The recipes range from good old classics to regional favorites to gourmet dishes with fancy ingredients. Over the four years since we've been married, I've tried quite a few recipes from this cookbook, although most of them have been breakfast or dessert recipes.

Lately, though, I've been abandoning my usual internet and blog recipe searches for more old-fashioned cookbook browsing. There's something about flipping through the pages of a cookbook that just can't compare to the most sophisticated recipe search engine. And this cookbook, in particular, is fun to flip through, because it's organized by B&B and not by recipe. So on one page, you have a recipe for pancakes and on the next you have ... pork chops! The non-greasy kind.

What I love about this recipe is its simplicity. There aren't even any measurements, just ingredients. No lengthy instructions, no special equipment, no gourmet stuff. Just pork chops, herbs, and a broiler oven.

Non-Greasy Pork Chops
pork chops
garlic salt or powder (add a little salt if you use the powder)
freshly ground black pepper
fresh or dried rosemary

Preheat broiler. Place the pork chops on a cookie sheet and sprinkle liberally with the garlic salt, pepper and rosemary. Broil, 4-5 minutes on each side, taking care not to overcook.

Dinner on the table in 20 minutes or less? That's QUICK! To be honest, I did have to broil my pork chops a bit longer than the recipe says, but I have a quirky oven that doesn't always cooperate, so I will blame it on that.

Can it get any EASY-er? I think not!

How about CHEAP? Pork has been going on sale a lot lately, at least around here. I've seen pork chops as low as 1.29/lb. I can't remember exactly how much I paid for the pork chops I used for this recipe, but I know for sure it was less than $2/lb. That's pretty cheap.

Pretty HEALTHY, too. As I said earlier, when it comes to food, the simpler the better. Generally speaking, the fewer the ingredients (and by ingredients I do not mean packages and boxes, I mean actual ingredients) the better.

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