Paneed Porkchops

Paneed Pork Chops
Servings:6+
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook time:20 minutes

Ingredients:

1 pack thin pork chops
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon Salt, pepper, Tony Chachere’s
2 eggs
Splash of milk
1 to 2 cups of Italian bread crumbs.
Canola or olive oil – enough to fill the pan half the thickness of pork chop

Directions:

Beat pork chops with a mallet to tenderize (optional). Add selected oil to pan on medium high heat, not enough to cover pork chops. Put eggs and splash milk in bowl, whisk. Put flour on a plate. Put bread crumbs on a different plate and add seasoning, mix. Check if oil is hot enough by adding a single drop of water to pan, if it sizzles its ready. Dip pork chop in flour, then egg wash, then bread crumbs and add to pan with oil. ALWAYS place the meat in the pan away from you incase of splash/popping oil. Fry until brown (about 3-5 minutes on each side). Turn fire up higher when cold food is introduced to oil, and back down as needed. If the fire is not hot enough, food will be too oily and not crispy enough.

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Meatballs and Spaghetti

Meatballs and Spaghetti
Servings:6-8
Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook time:1 hour

(Adapted from The Kitchn

Ingredients:

1/2 cup milk (whole, 2%, or skim)
1/2 cup fine breadcrumbs
1 large egg
1 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup finely minced Italian parsley
1 pound ground meat such as beef, pork, turkey, chicken, or veal, or a mix
1 cup finely chopped onion (or grated on a coarse grater) from 1 small yellow onion
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1 pound angel hair pasta
2 tablespoon olive oil
48 ounces sauce (I use Preggo Roasted Garlic and Herb)

Directions:

  • Start the noodles: Set a large pot of water to boil, add salt, add angel hair pasta. Stir frequently until desired texture. Strain, rinse with cool water, stir olive oil into pasta to keep from sticking together.
  • Combine the milk and breadcrumbs: Pour the milk over the breadcrumbs in a small bowl and set aside while preparing the rest of the meatball mix. The breadcrumbs will absorb the milk and become soggy.
  • Whisk the egg, salt, pepper, Parmesan, and parsley: Whisk the egg in a large bowl until blended. Whisk in the salt and a generous quantity of black pepper, then whisk in the Parmesan and parsley.
  • Combine the egg and ground meat: Add the meat to the egg mixture. Use your hands to thoroughly mix the egg into the ground meat.
  • Add the onions and soaked breadcrumbs: Add the onions and soaked breadcrumbs to the meat. Mix them thoroughly into the meat with your fingers. Try not to overwork the meat; pinch the meat between your fingers rather than kneading it.
  • Form the meat into meat balls: Pinch off a piece of the meat mixture and gently roll between your hands to form 1 1/2-inch meatballs. Continue shaping until all the meat is used.
  • To roast the meatballs in the oven: Arrange the meatballs spaced slightly apart on a baking sheet. Cook under the broiler for 20 to 25 minutes or bake at 400°F for 25 to 30 minutes. (Watch closely if cooking meatballs made with lean meat.) The meatballs are done when cooked through and the outsides are browned, and when they register 165°F in the middle on an instant read thermometer.
  • Add meatballs to sauce: (Optional add other ½ onion to pan and some garlic and sear) Add marinara sauce or other pasta sauce to a simmer and add as many meatballs as will fit comfortably in the pan. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.