(Not my mother’s pork chops.)
My mother made the best breaded pork chops. End of story. Lunch was the big meal of the day on Sundays in New England and we always lingered over seconds of her crispy on the outside and succulent on the inside breaded pork chops served with mashed potatoes and salad. She was a good cook who made simple dishes and kept her family happy.
Oli recently wowed us with a simple but rather upscale pork dinner that has me salivating every time I think about it and my friends still talking about that meal. Mild pork, onions that are sweetened when sautéed, tangy, salty blue cheese and cream. . . what’s not to like? It’s a sophisticated dish that’s rich and savory. Served with homemade pasta and a salad it’s not my mother’s pork chops, but ohhh so delish.
Attention all guys! Want to impress your girl? This is the dish. Set the table with a couple of candles, add a bottle of Riesling . . . you’re a genius. Enjoy!
Pork Tenderloins with Onions & Blue Cheese
1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin
2-3 large onions, roughly cut
Olive oil for frying
1/2 pound Danish Blue Cheese at room temperature
1 cup whipping cream
Salt and coarsely ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 375 F
1. Slice meat into pieces a little less than 1-inch thick. You should have about equal volumes of meat and onions.
2. Heat enough oil (medium-high heat) to cover the bottom of a large frying pan. Add meat and cook until golden. Transfer to oven proof dish.
3. In the same pan heat same amount of oil over medium-high heat and toss in onions. Cook until golden.
4. Evenly distribute onions over meat.
Make the sauce.
1. In a small sauce pan, bring cream to a boil over medium-high heat. Turn off the heat but leave the pan on the burner. Crumble in cheese and stir to help it melt. Do not let the mixture boil.
2. When cheese has melted and mixture is well blended, evenly pour sauce over meat and onions.
Bake in preaheated oven for 40 minutes, until surface is golden brown.
Remove from oven and set sit for about 10 minutes before serving.
Serve with pasta Tagliatelle and salad dressed with simple vinaigrette. You can easily make your own pasta – check this out https://allthatcooking.com/2013/02/09/olis-pasta/
Instead of pasta, skin-on boiled potatoes are a good alternative .