January 30, 2013

Simple Pork Chops

The simplest weekday dinners are made in the oven. This means I don't have to babysit something on the stove and I can multitask while the food is cooking. And by multitask, I mean watch the lovely Ina Garten on the Food Network. After I posted my blogging goals, some friendly folks suggested I try reviewing recipes. I'll definitely start with an Ina Garten classic, but for tonight, we're having simple pork chops.

Ingredients & Tools
  • 4 pork chops
  • 2-3 onions
  • 4 tablespoons [1/2 stick] of butter
  • Kosher salt
  • pepper
  • oven-safe dish

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Peel and slice the onions. A smaller chop may burn in the oven, but the total cooking time isn't quite long enough to roast whole onions. A slice is the happy medium.

Toss the onions with a few drizzles of olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

The chops also get this simple seasoning of salt and pepper with an added bonus of a pat of butter. The butter also softens and adds more flavor to the onions. I prefer bone-in cuts because the price is right and I think they're juicier.

Arrange the pork chops in the dish and cook for 30 minutes.

We had this with roasted carrots, but we both wished there were five times as many onions. Sweet, cooked onions are so tasty. My husband and I always bring leftovers to work for lunch. It was a challenge to eat this politely with a plastic knife and fork. Okay, fine, I ate this with my hands! And it was good!


  1. I love gourmet but simple fits into our daily life better! I'll definitely but these on our menu in the coming week. Any time I can cook AND do something else is a win in my book! :-)

    1. I agree! Roasting and Crock Potting [yup, I just made that a verb] are my favorite ways to cook because I can get other things done simultaneously. Sometimes, the 'other things' are reading blogs.

  2. Those look mighty tasty! I also love cooking in the oven so I can go off and do something else (most likely blog related!) until the timer goes off.