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Menu Plan for Spring II: Week 4, Thursday

Creole Pork Chops
Patatas Castellanas

Cooking time:  40 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

       This almost has the flavor of a barbecue.... Something to tempt us in to unpacking the barbecue grill. The potatoes, while flavorful, are not as hot as summer's Patatas Bravas.

Pork Chops Creole

Total time: 40 minutes
    Use boneless chops for this if you can get them.  The lively sauce keeps them tender even though they are only simmered 20 minutes or so..

Pork Chops Creole Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Patatas Castellanas (Castilian-Style Potatoes)

Total time: 30 minutes
    These flavorful potatoes, are braised in a skillet with paprika, garlic and onion, with a bit of flour to thicken. Great served with spicy pork or chicken.

Patatas Castellanas (Castilian-Style Potatoes) Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking schedule: 40 minutes
Assemble all ingredients and utensils
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
large skillet with lid, medium skillet with lid
Start to sauté pork chops
Slice all onion
Slice pepper
Mince all garlic, divide
Turn chops
Trim, slice mushrooms
Cut potatoes
Remove chops

Sauté chili, garlic, onion, pepper, mushroom
Sauté onion, garlic for potatoes
Add potatoes to onion/garlic, sauté
Return chops to skillet with peppers/onions
Add ketchup, Worcestershire, stock to chops
Cover chops, simmer
Add paprika, flour to potatoes, sauté
Add chicken stock, stir, cover, simmer
     
Pause while stuff cooks
Stir chops, potatoes, as needed
Put chops on platter, spoon sauce over
Serve all and eat