Sunday, January 22, 2012

Getting Inventive In The Kitchen

We went over to Mark's parents house for dinner tonight.  Mom pulled out a dozen pork chops and wanted to bake them.  I looked on-line for a recipe to make your own shake-n-bake...but they called for bread crumbs.  We didn't have bread crumbs.  Then I found another one...but that one called for corn flakes.  We didn't have any of those either.  But we -did- have saltines.  And a recipe Mom had for oven baked fried chicken said to use flour.

So we experimented.

3 tablespoons of flour
at least 1/2 a package of saltines, crushed pretty fine
Paprika
Pepper
Garlic Powder
Onion Powder
and she had a spice called Pork Seasoning.  I have no idea what was in that, but I figure you can get it labeled just like that.

Mix it all up on a plate.

Then we coated the pork chops in ranch dressing on both sides and dipped in our experiment to coat them.  Then we placed them in a couple of glass baking dishes.  Mom drizzled a little vegetable oil to help cook the flour.  We probably should have done that first, as they ended up sticking to the pan on the bottom.

We baked them at 400 for a little over an hour.

Other than the sticking, they turned out beautifully and delicious (:

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