PORK CHOPS AND POTATOES
So the other day I was saying that I was going to make Pork Chops with potatoes, the portuguese way. Portuguese food is all about the garlic and olive oil and all that yummy stuff......so when it comes to preparing some pork chops or steaks, it's no different. Here is how I make this meal:
4 Pork Chops 1 garlic clove, sliced
salt and pepper to taste
1 bay leaf
1/4 cup white wine (use wine that you would drink, the cooking wine is usually really salty and NOT very tasty IMO)
In a bowl combine pork chops, garlic, salt and pepper, paprika, bay leaf and white wine. Cover and place in refrigerator overnight.
If I forget to do it the night before, I marinate it in the morning and let it sit until dinner time.
Drizzle the bottom of the skillet with olive oil. Add the pork chops and fry for about 6 minutes on each side or until done and golden brown.
Remove chops from the skillet, add a little butter or water and using a spatula scrape the bottom and sides of pan to get the drippings. Let it cook for a minute or two until you have a rich brown gravy.........now it's ready for the potatoes to be added.
Potatoes boiled and cubed (I usually do one for each person or two if they're smaller)
Drop potatoes into the skillet where you cooked the pork chops, stir and let them simmer for a few minutes to absorb all the rich gravy you just made.
Serve with the Pork Chops.