Thursday, September 09, 2010
Pork chop express
A long ramp into the No Frills
The high light of the day was going to the no frills grocery store and buying a 3.5 pound picnic slab of pork for $4.75. For under the price of a Big Mac I could stuff my face with a large hunk of pork. A pork roast wouldn't be complete without apple sauce. I bought four apples (they were from the States). I generally like to buy Ontario apples to support our farmers but the no frills didn't have any.
The cooked pork slab with apples underneath.
To cook pork whey say to bake it at 350F for 20-30 minutes per pound. So if you have a pork piece that's 3.5 pounds, you'll want to cook it for 1 hour and 45 minutes approx. I cooked mine at 400F for two hours just to be safe. You can check here at the Ontario Pork site.
To keep the pork juicy I kept the lid on for the entire time in the oven. You don't have to add crazy amounts of spices to pork to have it taste amazing. But you don't want it dry and cooking without a lid and without basting on a regular basis would do that.
Basic Pork Recipe
3.5 pound pork roast
cut up apples into slices, getting rid of cores, line baking pan with apples.
place pork on to apples.
cook at 400F for two hours (or whatever time is specific to your pork weight - see Ontario Pork site).
Take out of oven serve with mashed potatoes or rice or nothing.
That was pretty simple huh?