“If I was rich, if I was rich I’d git so many pork chops—I’d cord ’em up aroun’ me like wood, an’ I’d eat my way out.” From the Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
You know you’ve been truly hungry when the thought of being rich just makes you think about food instead of cars, clothes, or traveling to exotic places.
Breaded Pork Chops
3 bone in pork chops (because they were in my freezer from when they were on sale)
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup flour
A little smear of cold bacon grease reserved from the last time I cooked it
Melt the bacon grease in the pan. While it’s heating up, dredge the chops through the flour and breadcrumb mixture. Cook over medium heat for about 3 minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through.
I served mine with some leftover emergency mac and cheese (also topped with breadcrumbs for comfort food purposes) and steamed brussels sprouts. I think the bacon grease made it more delicious than ever.