Friday, January 21, 2011
Loren's Pork That Looks Nasty but Try It You"ll Like It I Swear
Want to see how much your significant other loves you? Try making some Pork That Looks Nasty but Try It You'll Like It I Swear and test his/her trust.
I picked this recipe up in Chicago in a book titled Farm Table to Family Table: Recipes from America's Pork Producers. Although it gives my kids nightmares about Big Bird and they close their eyes, cringing as they eat, eventually they realize that it tastes pretty good. I had a great time in the Windy City, and I love meat.
While your dinner guests will have to exercise a little culinary faith in you to get over the initial fear of the first bite, they will not regret it. Who knows, they might even say, "Loren, I'm shocked, this is actually pretty good" and "at least there are no shrimp with eyeballs still attached on this plate." Those, my friends, are high compliments in my house.
6 boneless pork loin chops
2 tablespoons veg. oil
6 med. potatoes, sliced
1 large onion, sliced
1 can of condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 8 oz. carton of sour cream
1/2 cup milk
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
Heat oven to 325 degrees. Cook chops in hot oil until brown on top, but red in middle. Arrange potatoes and onion in baking dish. Slice half-cooked pork and layer on top. Add salt and pepper.
Meanwhile, in a sep. bowl, mix soup, sour cream and milk together.
Spread all that on top of meat and potatoes.
Cover with foil and bake for 1 and 1/2 hour to 2 hours- check it. Potatoes should be tender and meat should be white.
Add cheddar cheese to top as it cools.
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