My dad used steak sauce when I was growing up. I thought he was crazy and that steak sauce was too strong flavoured. As I educated my palate, I learned a few drops of a savory sauce complements beef more than head on a beer. Continue reading Old Fat Guy Steak Sauce
We had been out shopping for a better portion of the day and needed something quick. We hadn’t planned on anything in advance. When we got home, She Who Must Be Obeyed informed me I was making boneless skinless chicken breasts for supper. Continue reading Sweet and Sour Chicken In A Hurry
A local supermarket had Pork Picnic Shoulder on sale for $0.98 a pound! At that price, you have to make pulled pork. Continue reading Pulled Pork, Trying a New Method
I got a coupon that gave me a discount on cheese. With that coupon, it only cost me a portion of the national debt to buy some. Continue reading Time To Smoke Cheese!
It was minus 10 so it must be barbecue weather. She Who Must Be Obeyed wanted Onion Bacon Baked Potatoes. I did as she bade.
These are quite easy to make. Continue reading Onion Bacon Baked Potatoes On The Grill
We didn’t get a lot of steak when I was growing up. However, there was Swiss Steak on occasion. The way this was made when I was a child involved boiling a round, rump or blade steak in condensed mushroom soup. I liked it but it was pretty bland. Continue reading Swiss Steak, The Definition of Comfort Food
I will not knock packaged breading mixes. They taste fine. However, they are full of sodium and chemicals. OK, maybe I will knock them.
Considering how easy it is to bread a pork chop, I just don’t see the reason to use the commercial products.
I start by applying any seasoning blend you like on the pork chops. I used a Cajun Blend on these chops. Then mix 1 teaspoon mayonnaise with 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard for each chop. For example, for 2 chops I mixed 2 teaspoons mayonnaise with one teaspoon Dijon.
Spread 1/2 the mixture on one side of the pork chops. Spread 1 1/2 tablespoons of dried bread crumbs on each pork chop and press the crumbs into the mayonnaise mix.
Turn the pork chops, apply the seasoning, spread with the mayo mixture and press in crumbs.
Put it on a greased tray and into a 400 F oven. For 5/8 inch pork chops, cook for ten minutes and carefully turn the chop. Cook for another 10 minutes and make sure the internal temperature is at least 150 F. Serve.
You can make the seasonings in any variety you like. You make them as strong as you like. The bread crumbs brown and crisp nicely. Low salt, low fat and tasty. What else could you ask for?
The Old Fat Guy
We had a lazy day and didn’t feel like going to a lot of trouble for supper. Fortunately, great food is about great ingredients, flavours and presentation. It doesn’t have to be a lot of work. Continue reading Baked Salmon, Great Food Can Be Easy
There was an incredible sale on side ribs (spareribs) when we went grocery shopping. We picked some up for dinner and put some in the freezer. This is when the problem started. Continue reading Oven Ribs, She Who Must Be Obeyed Has Spoken
I have made a successful batch of waffles in my new waffle maker with the basic recipe in the instruction book. Now is time to start experimenting and looking for my waffle recipe. Continue reading Whole Wheat Sourdough Blueberry Waffles. We Put Sam and the Waffle Maker to Work