Saturday, January 25, 2014

Pork Chops Pizzaiola and Baked Zucchini Sticks

Today I asked Chris if he would prefer Breaded Pork Chops or Pork Chops Pizzaiola for dinner. He picked the Pork Chops Pizzaiola. I was going to make them the way I usually make Steak Pizzaiola. But I decide to check out the Internet. I found Stella's Pork Chops Pizzaiola Recipe. I love the name Stella. And we loved these Pork Chops!

2 bone in pork chops
1 14 Oz can diced tomatoes
1/2 large onion (sliced rings)
2 potatoes (sliced into wedges)
1/2 cup Romano cheese
2 tbsp chopped parsley
Black pepper
Olive oil

Preheat oven to 350º

Place pork chops in large baking dish
Place potatoes around pork chops
Cover with onions, tomatoes, parsley
Sprinkle with Romano (or cheese of choice)

Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes! 

As a side dish I made Baked Zucchini Sticks. I have wanted to make Baked Zucchini Sticks for what seems to be forever. Tonight I finally tried it. Wow, I should have made these a long time ago. Fantastic!

1 medium zucchini, sliced into 3" x 1/2" sticks
1 large egg
1/2 cup bread crumbs
2 tbsp grated  Romano cheese
Fresh pepper
Chopped parsley
Dried oregano

In a small bowl, beat egg whites and season with salt and pepper. In another bowl, mix bread crumbs, cheese, salt, pepper, parsley and oregano.

Line baking sheet with parchment paper.   

Dip zucchini sticks into eggs, then into bread crumb and cheese mixture. Place the breaded zucchini in a single layer. Bake at 425° for about 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.

I made some Roasted Chickpeas as a snack today. Perhaps I went a little too heavy on the cumin!

For Christmas I gave Chris a 4 month subscription to the Wine of the Month Club. He will be getting 2 bottles of California red wines each month. Today the first 2 were delivered. It was perfect with dinner.


Catherine said...

Dear Lucia, Oh those pork chops look good. I loved when my mother made those. I haven't made that is a long time.
The zucchini sticks look good too.
Don't worry about using too much cumin. I read it is good for you.
Take care and stay cozy and warm. Blessings dear, Catherine xo

Anonymous said...

oh my dear,here am I also after a long long time.Missed you all and see your blog improved quite a bit. Come visit me again too.Love the chikpeas:)