Tuesday, June 9, 2009

What I Made for Dinner: June 8, 2009

Pork cutlets, roasted red potatoes and artichoke hearts.

Chuck has been bugging me to make pork chops, but I don't really like them. Not sure why: I think it's because they're thick and so they dry out by the time they're cooked through, or else you have to stuff them, which is a pain.

But I recently saw an article suggesting cutlets, and I was intrigued! I hadn't made them before so I turned to Joy of Cooking. It is absolutely the best for just getting a handle on how to cook something new. When I had a look, it suggested some lovely-sounding butter sauces to go with. I made sauce Polonaise, which sounds very fancy but is not. (It's just brown butter with lemon juice, parsley, and breadcrumbs.)

Pork cutlets go into the rotation! Much easier, tastier, and tenderer than chops, plus they cook in literally two minutes. And look out: I have reviewed Joy of Cooking's "About Butter Sauces" section, and I'm not afraid to use it.


  1. Throwing up on my laptop....

  2. I have trouble with pork chops, too...I'll have to investigate cutlets.