Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Pork chops prepared in the traditional Minho way

Costeletas de Porco a moda do Minho
Pork chops prepared in the traditional Minho way from here

Pork Chops
Bay Leaf
White Wine
Olive oil
Bacon, thinly sliced

Potatoes for frying

Put the pork chops in a bowl and add the spices, garlic, bay leaf, salt and the white wine. (1-24 hours befor cooking)

Chop the potatoes into cubes OR you can use baby potatoes if you wish. Season with parsley. Fry them until nice and golden, set aside.

In a skillet, add a little bit of olive oil, fry the pork chops on both sides until nice and brown. (do NOT throw out the marinade, keep that you're going to need it). Once the chops are cooked, remove them and keep them warm.

Add the sliced onion and the bacon to the skillet and cook until bacon is done but not crispy. Add the marinade to the skillet and allow to simmer for about 5 minutes.

At this point, you're going to add the fried potatoes and let them cook for a minute or so, just to soak in all that good gravy.

Right before you serve, you can add the pork chops to the skillet too so they can warm up a bit more.

Review: This was great, I loved the taste of the sauce and the best part is that this marinade is the base for many portuguese food recipes.

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