Italian Style Braised Pork Chops

Italian Style Braised Pork Chops

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 pork chops on the bone

  • 1/2 cup of flour

  • 1 onion slice thin

  • 1 green bell pepper sliced thin

  • 1/2 cup of button mushrooms

  • 1 15oz. can of diced tomatoes

  • 3 cloves crushed garlic

  • 1 tsp of oregano

  • 1/4 extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper

  • salt to taste

    PREPARATION

  • Sprinkle chops with salt and pepper.

  • Dredge chops in flour.

  • Add garlic in olive oil for 2 minutes then remove from oil

  • Fry chops on both sides in oil until browned.

  • Add onions, sweet peppers and mushrooms for about 10 minutes.

  • Add diced undrained tomatoes and oregano and cover and let simmer for about an hour until nice and tender.

    While the chops are cooking prepare polenta.

    FRIED POLENTA

  • 6 cups of water

  • 2 cups of instant polenta

  • 2 tbls. of butter

  • 2 tbls. of olive oil

  • Salt and fresh ground pepper

  • Parmesan cheese

    PREPARATION

  • Bring water to a boil and add polenta slowly.

  • Cook polenta while whisking constantly for about 10 minutes.

  • Remove from heat and add butter, salt and pepper.

  • Pour polenta in a greased baking dish and refrigerate until cool.

  • Cut polenta into 3 inch squares.

  • Fry polenta in olive oil on both sides until golden brown.

  • Place two squares on a dish and sprinkle with cheese.

    Add chops and tomato mixture and eat the whole thing.

     

     

 

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