The BEST Pork Chop Recipe EVER, Perfect Mashed Potatoes
I HATE pork chops.
But, my mother makes a really stellar recipe that I’ve adapted for my own use. It’s the perfect “man” recipe - my boyfriend requests this dish often.
4 good quality pork chops, about 1/2-3/4 inch thick
1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup olive/canola/other oil
1 tsp dried dill (I actually prefer dried in this recipe, but you can substitute fresh. Just place a sprig of dill under the chop while it is cooking)
Generous amount of Montreal steak seasoning - depending on your taste
2 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
Mix marinade ingredients in a bowl large enough to accomodate all the chops. Prick pork chops with a fork 2-3 times and place in bowl. Let rest in refrigerator for 15-20 minutes. Longer if you’ve got the time (2 hours or so is ideal, but who’s got that kind of time?)
While the pork is marinating, start on the potatoes recipe!
After marinating, place on broiler pan and broil for 10 minutes or so. Brush with marinade 2 times during the cooking process.
Perfect Mashed Potatoes
I LOVE MASHED POTATOES. There. I said it. It’s my favorite food and I’m not ashamed (well, a little) to admit it. This recipe is absolutely perfect and delicious - and easy!
The key is the broth - cooking the potatoes in something flavored gives them a really unique flavor. And makes them incredibly rich.
2-3 lbs any potato (I really like butter reds, and Yukon gold)
1/2 box (2 cups) prepared chicken or beef stock (At Big Lots, I got huge deals on this item! $0.30 for a white wine chicken broth - nomz!)
1/2 stick butter (or more. I’m Southern. Sue me.)
1/4 cup milk or cream (Cream’s better, obviously)
Quarter small potatoes, and chunk larger ones. Add 1/2 box broth and lots of water to a large pot. Salt a little. Boil until fork-tender, drain.
Cut butter in to 1 tablespoon pats. Grind in a little pepper, and add butter. Using a hand mixer or potato masher, combine with milk.
To make this more low-fat, reserve 1/4 cup stock or cooking water to use instead of milk. I think there’s a little bit of a taste trade-off, but it’s worth it.
Pics to come, probably Tuesday. I’m going out of town to visit my wonderful family this weekend.