ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Spiced Baked Pork Chops - and Creamy Mash Potato

Updated on February 20, 2014
Source

Porky Facts

  • Did you know that pork has more protein than chicken?
  • It is also high in zinc B vitamins and iron.
  • Pork is the most widely eaten form of meat globally
  • Were you aware that an average pig can eat a ton of food every year? Perhaps that is why some people say "he eats like a pig"
  • An American may consume 50 pounds of pork on average each year.
  • Pigs roll in mud to prevent sunburn and to keep cool.
  • There are twice as many pigs as people in Denmark.

Rate This Recipe

Cast your vote for Spicy Baked Pork

Easy to Prepare

  • This recipe is one of those great stand-by dishes that don't take a lot of preparation. It is one of our favorites.
  • Pork forequarter chops are relatively inexpensive and as long as you keep the dry ingredients on hand in your pantry you will always be prepared.
  • You can stretch this dish further because of the amount of tasty sauce which is great with potato or pasta, even rice or crusty bread.
  • This dish is for those of us not afraid of a little fat and well all I can say is that pork fat is one of the nicest. If you are tempted to trim all the fat off the chops then perhaps this dish isn't for you.
  • The sauce is spicy but it is not hot by any means despite the addition of curry powder. If you would like it hotter I suppose you could add more curry or chop up a chilli.
  • The recipe is perfect for winter time and can be on your dinner table in around 3 hours.
  • Most of this time is spent in the oven and gives you time to relax with family.

Preparation and Cooking Time

Prep time: 25 min
Cook time: 2 hours
Ready in: 2 hours 25 min
Yields: 3-4 generous serves

Essential Ingredients

flour
flour | Source
pork chops
pork chops | Source
curry spices
curry spices | Source
tomato sauce
tomato sauce | Source
parsley
parsley | Source

Equipment

Sharp knife

Measuring cup (8 oz standard)

Teaspoon

Tablespoon

Roasting pan

Large bowl

Whisk

Ingredients

  • 2kg Pork forequarter chops
  • 6 tablespoons Plain flour
  • 4 tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon Curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon All spice
  • 8 tablespoons Tomato sauce
  • 8 tablespoons Vinegar
  • 4 x 8oz cups Water
  • Sprigs of parsley, chopped

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree
  2. Trim the chops of excess fat but leave most on as this is what keeps the meat tender and tasty. When the oven is up to temp, pop the chops into a roasting pan (you won't need oil) big enough to hold them in one layer and bake for around 20 minutes until browned
  3. While the chops are browning combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and then slowly add the water, vinegar and tomato sauce to make a thick sauce. Stir well with a whisk to combine.
  4. Once the chops are browned, turn the oven down to 150-160 degrees, and transfer the chops to a large casserole dish with a lid. Pour the sauce over the chops, cover with the lid and place back in the oven to cook for 2 hours.
  5. After the 2 hours the chops should be very tender and falling off the bone. Serve the chops and spicy sauce with parsley sprinkled over with mashed potatoes and vegetables.

Creamy Dreamy Mash

There are a number of things you must do to make sure your mash potato is creamy and not a gluggy mess on the plate.

  1. Choose potatoes that are suited for mash eg Coliban, Desiree, Kipfler and Pontiac are usually readily available from your supermarket.
  2. After peeling them, gently boil with lid off until really soft in plenty of salted water. This is important as it does make a difference to the taste of the mash.
  3. Drain really well then mash while still piping hot with a masher or a fork to remove all the lumps.
  4. Add butter or margarine next and beat with a wooden spoon until the butter has melted.
  5. Add milk or better still, cream. Beat again with wooden spoon.
  6. Taste it. Add more salt, or milk if needed and keep hot until ready to serve.

The ingredient and quantity list for mash is below.

Mash Potato Ingredients

  • 1 large or 2 small potatoes per person (more if you want leftovers) peeled and cut in half
  • enough water to cover the potatoes
  • about a teaspoon of salt
  • the quantity of butter and milk/cream is really down to personal taste and any dietary requirements. I do not eat dairy so I use Nuttlex, a vegetable blend and either soy or almond milk and they all work really well.

Creamy Mash

Source

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)