Friday, November 21, 2008

Smothered Pork Chops

I've made this recipe for Smothered Pork Chops before with great success, but this time things didn't go quite as planned.

In addition to the pork chops I made some mashed potatoes and roasted broccoli. The potatoes were great but the broccoli was a little overdone.

***WARNING*** If you have a weak stomach, stop reading now.

I don't cook with pork chops often, but the last time we were at the wholesale club we bought a huge pack of bone-in pork chops. I defrosted them for this meal and when I went to dry them off before coating them in the seasoned flour I noticed there was blood near the bone. Now normally I'm not very squeamish when it comes to meat. I'll eat just about anything and I'm not naive about where the meat I eat comes from, but this was just gross. I tried to blot it away but obviously I didn't get it all because as the chops were cooking more blood came to the surface and started to cook. Again, I blotted it away, but when I transferred the chops back to the pan with the sauce more blood came out and discolored the sauce. We still ate a chop each for dinner (using sauce that hadn't been contaminated), but whether it was psychosomatic or not we both felt ill after eating. It's going to be a long, long time before either of us eats pork again.
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  1. I would have thought the blood would've been drained from the slaughtered animal...but I suppose... :( Sorry to hear about it.

    Once I found a half developed egg inside a supposedly cleaned quail. Took me a while to recover from that!

  2. Aww that sucks. It'll pass after a while though.

    I remember these chops, I really liked em the one time I made em.

  3. Su-Lin - Yeah, it was a huge bummer. And all I seem to see lately are pork recipes. LOL!

    Melissa - Yeah, I looked back at another time I made it and it looked so much better. Oh well.


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