Bacon. Apple. Pork. What’s not to love? This recipe comes by way of Nom Nom Paleo. It’s a good one and I made very few changes because it’s a good one. The only problem with the pork was entirely my own. I used boneless pork chops…
Pan-Fried Pork Chops are a simple staple great for any chef’s arsenal. They are good with a simple shake of salt and pepper, but using our Seven Spice Sprinkle makes them great!
Pan-Fried Pork Chops
Serves/ Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook/ Assembly Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
- 2-4 Tbsp. ghee, divided (or grass-fed butter)
- 4-6 boneless pork center loin chops, 3/4-1 inch thick
- 1-2 Tbsp. Seven Spice Sprinkle
Pre-heat a cast iron skillet or griddle over medium-high heat, 5-10 minutes. Reduce heat slightly, add 1-2 Tbsp. ghee to the pan.
Sprinkle spice across pork chops. Once the ghee has melted add the chops spice-side down. Sprinkle the top-side of the meat. Cook on each side between 4 and 6 minutes. If using a meat thermometer, it should read at least 160F.
About one minute before they are completely cooked place a pat of ghee or butter (about the size of a postage stamp) in the middle of each chop.
I finally found some Whole 30 compliant Italian sausage. No idea why this knocks my socks off, but I get annoyed adding a thousand seasonings to ground meat to make it sausage. Sometimes it’s just the little wins.
In related sausage news, my personal fave is the Applegate Chicken & Apple, but there’s another brand my grocery sells that’s about $2 cheaper and I sometimes get that. You want to know the real reason I like the Applegate better. It’s not the taste. It is that they are straight. Yup. I will pay $2 extra to get sausage that I can brown evenly. The ones with the bends are the worst – to cook with, they taste fine.
Grilled Zucchini or Zucchini Pesto Roll Ups Serves: 4 (makes about 12 rolls) Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 2 zucchinis, ends removed, sliced ¼ inch thick lengthwise 4 Italian sausages ½ cup walnuts 1 cup fresh…
Mix and Match until your heart is content and your stomach is full!
Hard Boiled Eggs
Sliced Roast Beef (or any compliant cold cuts)
Red Bell Peppers
Add a Little:
Dates (go nuts, wrap them in bacon)