Friday, January 19, 2007


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 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
olive oil

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 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.


  1. Looks delicious! I have made so many of your recipes and they all have gotten rave reviews. Thanks for sharing!


  2. Hey that sounds good.
    I linked your recipe to Overwhelmed for Joy so you may get a few more visitors...

  3. Sandra, I'm glad you got linked to my Favorite Ingredients Friday recipe post because this sounds delicious! :) I love the pictures you included in your post.

    Thanks for unknowingly participating in my recipe exchange! :)

  4. I love it when you share these recipes from your native land with us. These sound amazing.

    I'm still trying to figure out how to get some 'real' curry powder.


  5. Those look interesting, definitely gotta give this recipe to my mom, I know she'll love it. Thank you for sharing & have a great weekend! =)

  6. This does sound delicious. Thanks!

  7. Oh,Yum! This sounds amazing...

    Thanks for the recipe!


  8. this recipe looks SO good but we dont eat much you think chicken might tast good with it?

  9. Sounds like this would be a really good meal!

    How do I subscribe to your blog?? Can't find a link!

  10. This looks perfect for dinner tonight! Thank you!

  11. do you boil the potatoes before or after you cube them?

  12. Thank you so much for your response. Very thoughtful of you to track me down! And you are the official first commenter on my blog! The meal was perfect! Thank You!