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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Danish Pork Chops

This is a recipe given to me by the mother of one of my students when I taught in Germany.  It is always so GOOD, but a little on the rich side.

2-4 tablespoons butter/olive oil
1/2 lb mushrooms, sliced
2 small-medium onions, sliced < 1/4"
4 boneless pork chops, > than 1/2" thick
6-8 slices bacon
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 cup half and half cream

Optional: applesauce to serve on the side

Preheat oven to 350°.

Melt butter in a large skillet.  Sauté mushrooms and onions until onions brown slightly and mushrooms have released their liquor.  Remove to a bowl.  Brown the pork chops in oil on both sides.      Place the pork chops into a baking dish.  Cook bacon until crisp and drain on paper towel, then crumble or chop.

Layer the reserved onions and mushrooms on top of the pork chops.  Next put the bacon and then the parsley on top.  Pour the cream over all.  Bake for about one hour or until tender.