Sunday, November 23, 2008

Shawn's birthday meal request

Mr. Sunday requested pork provolone with a side of creamed corn for his birthday meal, and I was more than happy to oblige. Pork provolone is one of my first "original" recipes. That is, if you can be original while adapting a very well-known Italian American classic.

I guess originality here is debatable, but what is not is the fact that provolone beats parmesan hands down in this recipe. Here's how I make it:



4 boneless pork chops
1 cup bread crumbs
1 tbsp dried thyme
salt and fresh ground pepper
provolone cheese (sliced or grated)
1/4 cup tomato sauce
olive oil
1 egg


Mix bread crumbs with thyme and  about 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. In a separate shallow bowl, beat egg. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Coat each chop in egg and dredge in bread crumb mixture.

Add chops to pan and cook 4 min each side. Remove from pan and place on a baking sheet. Top each chop with about 1 tbsp of tomato sauce, then cheese.

Broil in oven for 2 min.




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