Mangia Monday!

"Life is too short, and I'm Italian. I'd much rather eat pasta and drink wine than be a size 0."
-Sophia Bush

Hello! Sorry for the lull lately - I have been VERY busy! I hope you are doing well!
When I am busy, some things tend to suffer and one those things is cooking meals! It is so much easier to go out or pick up take-out, however that gets old REALLY fast.

I am lucky, our local grocery store publishes a magazine several times a year and it always has wonderful recipes. The following recipe has been published in their magazine a couple of times and the following is one of our favorites. Enjoy!

"No man is lonely eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention."
-Christopher Morley

Italian Pork Chops w/ Roasted Potatoes & Rappi
Servings: 6


* 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
* 3 large eggs, whisked until foamy
* 1 1/2 cups seasoned bread crumbs
* 1/2 cup grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese
* 2 pkgs (about 1 lb each) boneless thin-sliced pork chops
* Sea Salt and cracked pepper
* 3/4 cup olive oil
* 3/4 cup marianra sauce, warmed (your choice)


1.) Put flour, eggs, and bread crumbs in separate shallow bowls.
2.) Blend cheese into bread crumbs.
3.) Season pork chops with salt and pepper.
4.) Coat each cutlet with flour.
5.) Dip each cutlet in egg until well-coated & then cover with bread crumbs.
6.) Heat oil in pan on medium-high, 1-2 min.
7.) Add 3 chops at a time to the pan.
8.) Cook about 2 1/2 min, until edges turn golden-brown.
9.) Turn over; cook about 2 min, until internal temp reaches 145 degrees.
10.) Drain on paper towels.
11.) Repeat with rest of pork.
12.) Transfer to serving platter & cover to keep warm.

Roasted Potatoes


* 1 1/2 Lbs. fingerling potatoes, larger ones halved lengthwise
* 4 cloves garlic, halved lengthwise
* 2 Tbsp olive oil
* Sea Salt
* Fresh cracked black pepper
* 4 Tbs. rosemary

Equipment Needed:

* Baking Sheet


1.)Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2.) Toss potatoes and garlic with olive oil in a large bowl.
3.) Season with salt, pepper & rosemary.
4.) Roast 25-30 min in oven, until potatoes are tender & light brown.

Cooked Rappi:


* 6 cups water
* 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
* 6 cloves garlic, minced (2 Tbsp)
* 1 Tbsp salt
* 1/2 cup olive oil
* 12 oz Rappi, chopped
* 4 Tbsp. grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese.

Equipment Needed:

* Braising pan


1.) Place water, lemon juice, garlic, salt, & oil in braising pan on high.
2.) Add rappi, then bring to a boil.
3.) Cover and cook 8-10 min, until rappi is tender and has changed color.
4.) Stir in cheese and serve with pork and potatoes.

"Life is a combination of magic and pasta."
-Federico Fellini

Have a great day and remember: Go Ahead & Indulge!


PoetessWug said...

Can't wait to try this one!! How can you go wrong with cheese on Pork Chops?!!! :-)

Momma J said...

Oh that looks yummy!

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