Just good old fashioned, traditional cooking with fresh ingredients for a homely weekday dinner idea.
Replace pork chops with lamb if required.
Pork Chops with Mashed Potato and Green Vegetables
4-6 pork chops
broccoli florets/tender stem broccoli
green beans, tipped and halved
Cut potatoes into chunks. 8ths or smaller, depending on the size of the potato. Place into a pot of salted, cold water and bring to a boil. Always boil potatoes in cold water as this will ensure that they heat evenly from the inside, outwards. Potatoes shouldn't take longer than 15 minutes to boil.
Preheat the oven to grill on high heat.
Drizzle pork chops with olive oil and season with ground coarse salt and black pepper. Place onto a rack over an oven tray and place under the grill in the centre of the oven for about 5-6 minutes each side or until cooked through.
When the chops have been turned over, steam the broccoli and halved green beans for about 4-5 minutes until tender but still firm.
Drain and mash the potatoes with some milk, a tablespoon butter and seasoning.
Serve and sprinkle vegetables with Parmesan cheese if desired.
Last week’s dinner ideas roundup…
Monday – homemade tomato soup / pasta sauce
Tuesday – pork schnitzel with spicy rice and veg
Wednesday – SuperDad’s pulled chicken wraps
Thursday – lamb chops and roast vegetables
#PizzaFriday – no need to elaborate!
All from WOOLWORTHS SA – even the pizza!
This week’s meal plan is still a secret… even from me, to be quite honest! I just haven’t had time to sit down and do the planning. Although I do have a few ideas bubbling in my brain.
Crispy pork schnitzel with spicy rice and veg
Just good old Mamma food for Tuesday – crispy pork schnitzel from WOOLWORTHS with my special spicy rice, fresh asparagus and corn. Every last crumb was eaten!
I followed the cooking instructions on the pack for the pork schnitzels, however I did grill them at the end for about 2 minutes per side just to give them some extra colour.
I make my spicy rice by frying up some chopped onion, red and yellow pepper. About 5 minutes before the rice is completely cooked, I add 3-4 tablespoons of Robertson’s Spice for Rice, 2 tablespoons butter and the fried veg.
Mielies boiled and asparagus steamed.
An easy and absolutely yummy meal!
Our resident vegan is in the house so we have loads of veggies!
Smoked pork neck in honey mustard sauce
Butternut, sweet potato, baby potato, baby carrots, brussels sprouts oven roasted