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coleslaw

Coleslaw is one of those dishes that evaded my understanding for a long time. A pile of shredded cabbage drenched (sopping, in fact) in mayonnaise, flavorless, textureless, and mushy? Mm, sign me up. No wait, keep that as far away from me as possible. No, I don’t want it on the side of my sandwich, or my fried chicken, or anywhere in my immediate or not-so-immediate vicinity.

I’ve increasingly been suspecting, though, that not all coleslaws are created equal, and that coleslaw can, in fact, be not only palatable, but delicious — crispy, refreshing, bursting with flavor. I’ve been seeing it on a lot of sandwiches lately, in its not so mayonnaisy, greasy form. And so, recently, I have decided to give coleslaw a second chance. And it has been revelatory. (more…)

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Thanks to The Amateur Gourmet’s post a couple of weeks back, I had really been craving pork chops and cabbage. So I made them. This is a pretty wintry dish, as it’s quite hearty and gut-warming, but good cabbage is available year-round, so the seasonal eater in you does not need to worry about this one.

Pork chops are a terrific cut of meat for the burgeoning cook, because, as far as meat goes they’re quite cheap. They’re also pretty forgiving, and so long as you avoid cooking them to death, they’ll be tender. I do recommend a high moisture cooking method like this one for chops, though, as they can tend to get a little dry.

This is a one-pot dish that takes less than an hour from start to finish, and there’s something about those caramelized bone-in chops that really makes you look like a professional. Simple, tasty, and impressive. Try this dish, and add it to your arsenal. you won’t regret it.

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