Although I have never been to an Indian restaurant, I do know about Naan bread. Cast Iron Skillet Naan is my nod to Naan.
Naan has a light flavor and soft texture that makes this a popular choice as a vessel for scooping up the remains of our chosen dish. Not being familiar with Indian food I understand it is served with many an Indian meal.
Originating from India, the naan, a word that just means ‘bread’ in Persian. This flatbread is baked in a clay oven which gives it a crisp surface, a fluffy, and a unique charred taste. Continue reading “Cast Iron Skillet Naan”
If you are in a hurry, and who isn’t most days? Quick Crispy Dijon Pork Chops can have a delicious dinner on the table in no time flat!
Most days the last thing many of you want to do is worry about dinner, or worry about how you can get dinner on the table quickly. Thin cut meat is the answer to those who are short on time. They cook in virtually minutes no matter the application.
Having a crispy coating on meat or fish is a must in my book. To get that crispy exterior usually means a dipping station…..flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs. Who has time for all that, and the mess….ugh!
On a whim, I tried spreading mustard on some thin cut chops and then dipped them in seasoned panko breadcrumbs. They fried up perfectly. And in record time. It took all of 6 minutes. The side dishes took longer!
The beauty of this dish is it can be used on chicken or fish also. Be sure to use very thin cut meats or the panko will burn before the meat is done.
Quick Crispy Dijon Prok Chops are your new go-to dinner when you are short on time, but still, want a scrumptious meal that your whole family will love.
1 1/4 pounds thinly sliced center cut pork chops
6 tablespoons dijon mustard
1 – 1 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs
Salt and Black pepper
Oil for frying (I used avocado oil)
Pat the pork chops dry with paper towels.
In a shallow dish or on a paper plate season pork chops with salt and pepper to your taste.
Spread each side of pork chops with a light layer of dijon mustard, just enough to coat the chop. (you may need more or less of the mustard depending on the size of your chops)
Press mustard coated chops into seasoned panko crumbs making sure you cover all the mustard with crumbs.
In a large skillet pour enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan and heat over medium-high heat until hot.
Place coated chops in hot oil and fry until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes. Turn chops and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
Keywords: thin cut pork chops, dijon mustard, panic breadcrumbs, oil, dinner, quick, easy
When the temperature is colder than Antartica in your neck of the woods, you bake!! Having the oven on keeps things toasty and who doesn’t like something warm from the oven. Savory Spinach Ricotta Scones slathered with butter fits the bill!
As Tim would say “It’s colder than a Well Diggers shovel”…..I believe that’s an understatement!!
Between snow and cold, we haven’t had school in days. I’m not complaining because even though I have lived in the Midwest my entire life, I still hate winter. I don’t like to drive in snow, and I detest being cold.
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