If you find yourself in need of a quick but tasty recipe for pork chops some rainy evening, give this one a whirl.
From the recipe file of an Italian home chef who took what was available to her and made it into something special. This one fed her many brothers and was a cheap and easy family favorite. It’s all in the seasonings, and you can mix and match to your taste but for her it was fennel, lemon zest, garden rosemary and, of course, smashed garlic slipped inside the “pouch” cut into the side of the chop.
We served it up with some of last year’s pesto and a little pasta just for grins, but it’s usually just the chops and tomatoes, which you can dress with a little olive oil and balsamic if you wish.
Everyone needs some comfort food from time to time. This is one of ours.