Thursday, April 10, 2014

Pork Chop Party! + Pork Chops 4 Ways Infographic

It is very common for our family to cook up pork chops when we have family and friends over.  Pork chops are easy and delicious to prepare.  I enjoy to cook them with a simple rub or marinade.  I love cooking pork and sharing about our hogs at home, and tomorrow I'm excited to share about pork at Jethro's BBQ n' Pork Chop Grill in Johnston as part of the Iowa Food & Family Project's "Join My Journey" program.

Iowa Food & Family Project "Join my Journey" Meet Iowa Girl Eats at Jethro's in Johnston Friday, April 11th

I'll be joining Kristin Porter, Iowa Girl Eats (pictured above) and Nicole Patterson, Farm Girl Facts of Life at the event from 11am to 1pm.  If you are in the Des Moines area you should stop by for lunch, eat some pork and register for prizes!

If you can't come to Johnston tomorrow, or even if you can, I highly recommend you make some pork chops for your family tonight!  Spring is the air, which means that our grill and smoker are fired up on a regular basis.  Enjoy the weather and prepare your pork chops outside, or cook them the traditional ways of oven baked or pan fried.  Anyway you do it, be sure to enjoy this nutritious, lean protein with great company (and maybe a side of baked beans!).  Here is an infographic with cooking basics for pork chops:

Pork Chops Cooked 4 Ways - Grill, Smoke, Oven, Stove Infographic

What is your favorite way to prepare pork chops?  Remember to Comment for a Cause!

10 comments:

  1. Yum!!! I love pork chops simply seasoned and grilled outside --and served with fresh corn on the cob.. Yummmmmm

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    1. I think you just described the perfect Iowa summer meal! Add some apple pie and you might be in heaven - oh wait, that is Iowa ;)

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  2. This is great. I love the Food & Family project - I was an Iowa Girl Eats fan before, but I love her even more for giving her voice to farmers. Love it!

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    1. I couldn't agree more! I think the "Join My Journey" program is a great way for Iowans, and really people from across the nation, to learn about farming, agriculture and food.

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  3. I hope to get to come and see you tomorrow! I am craving some pork chops in a major way now after reading your recipe guide! I love mixing up the different woods when smoking pork. So delicious!

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    1. I hope to see you. Make sure to flag me down if you make it!

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  4. I wasn't able to go today! But I am curious to here about how it went! I bet all of you had a blast, plus, Jethro's. mmmmm delish! :)

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  5. Well, Baconfest didn't get my participation, but we eat lots of pork at our house. Our granddaughter will eat bacon every day! I buy unsliced pork loin, split it into roasts and then I can do lots of cooking methods. Tonight is pork and veggies stirfry!

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  6. I love mixing honey, teriyaki and garlic and marinating them, and then cooking them on the stove. SO good!

    And I totally understand about serving guests pork...because we do the same with beef. Probably because we have an abundance of it in the freezer! hahaha

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  7. I needed this info! I don't cook porkchops often, as i don't really care for them, but my hubby likes them, and I need to cook them more often, and will use this as my guide! (I don't eat alot of meat.. I'm not vegetarian, I hate chewing meat.. I was that picky kid. ) Thanks! Jan

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