Sunday, September 07, 2008

Lemon Oregano Pork Chops

Another hit from Marie, they were SO good.

*Lemon and Oregano Pork Chops*
Serves 4

These tasty chops are quick, easy and flavourful. I have included a simple recipe to make some lemon mayonnaise, just using ingredients to hand, which is the perfect accompaniment. Sometimes the simplest meals are the tastiest!

Finely grated zest and juice of one large lemon
4 ounces dry bread crumbs
2 tsp dried oregano
salt and black pepper to taste
4 boneless pork loin chops
2 TBS sunflower oil
To serve:
Lemon mayonnaise

Take a shallow plate and on it mix together the bread crumbs, lemon zest and oregano. Set it aside.

Squeeze the lemon juice iinto another shallow plate and set it aside.

Place the pork chops into a plastic bag, one at a time, and beat it with the length of your rolling pin on each side until they are half as thick as they started out. Season each one generously with some salt and pepper on each side. Working with one at a time, dip them first in the lemon juice and then into the bread crumb mixture until they are well coated.

Heat the oil in a large frying pan over high heat and cook the pork for about 3 minutes on each side, until the crumbs are crisp and nicely browned and the pork is just cooked through.

Serve each on a heated plate with some lemon mayonnaise. Boiled new potatoes and a simple steamed vegetable such as green beans or carrots go very well with these.

1 comment:

  1. Looks yummy (as do most of your recipes), but what is lemon mayonnaise? I don't see the recipe. :-)