Showing posts with label Pork

Ryan's Best BBQ Sauce

by 👩‍🍳 Cooking With a Southern Vibe in Music City USA 👩‍🍳, August 07, 2018


This stuff is Holy Grail, best BBQ sauce EVER!

1  cup ketchup

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 Tablespoon Worchestire Sauce

1 Tablespoon Rub

Simmer ingredients to marry flavors


Ryan uses Big Ron’s Original Rub, but any rub works...



World’s Best UNFRIED Pork Chops

by 👩‍🍳 Cooking With a Southern Vibe in Music City USA 👩‍🍳, September 05, 2012


These pork chops are just wonderful, and they’re healthy! 

I have to give my son, Ryan, a world class cook, by the way, credit for making these chops.  You simply brown well on one side on your stovetop over medium heat, flip them and immediately put them uncovered in a preheated 375 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.  I use convection heat and it takes about twenty minutes for chops that are 3/4 inch thick.  Add another 5 minutes or so if you don’t use convection.

The secret to this is to blot the chops first with paper towel to remove moisture, so they “fry” in the oven.  I love to use a grill pan, as the chops sit above any liquid that collects and gets the great grill marks that everybody likes.

We are huge fans of Paul Prudhomme’s Meat Magic to season chops and chicken.  It’s been around since the 80’s, available in your spice aisle and it’s unbeatable!  Add lots of fresh cracked pepper and you’ve got an awesome dish.

Spray the skillet with Pam, you don’t need any oil, and these chops are low in calories without sacrificing flavor.  I also make boneless chicken breasts this way, it works equally well.

I sometimes use Soul Seasoning for these chops with excellent results, too.  The brand is Spice Islands, and it’s also in the spice aisle.  I found this recipe to make your own Soul Seasoning, I would think it would be really good and inexpensive to make.  Check it out here and see what you think.

~ Jan

Chicken Fried Bacon aka “bacon porn”

by 👩‍🍳 Cooking With a Southern Vibe in Music City USA 👩‍🍳, June 04, 2010
Chicken Fried Bacon - Frank Sodolak's Country Inn - Snook, TX

The idea of this totally fascinates me.  Completely, totally unhealthy, of course, but it looks awesome!  Would I make this, probably not, but I would love to taste it, just once.  ~ jan


1 lb thick sliced bacon, cut in half
1 egg
1/2 cup milk (or cream or half & half)
1/2 cup flour
spices (optional)
oil (for frying)


3 tablespoons drippings or butter
3 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons heavy cream (whipping)
salt and pepper, heavy on the pepper


1. Heat oil in a frying pan over med-high heat.
2. Whisk egg and milk together in a bowl.
3. Place flour in another bowl - season it if you'd like (garlic, pepper, salt, lemon, cajun, etc.).
4. Double dip - first in the egg mixture, then into the flour and repeat.
5. Fry in oil until golden brown.

Serve with cream gravy for dipping; also good served with steak.

To make cream gravy:

Put drippings or butter in a sauce pan over med-high heat. Whisk in the flour until well blended; cook over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, until bubbly. Remove from heat and gradually add milk whisking constantly; return to heat & whisk until the gravy thickens; Whisk in the cream, salt & pepper.

Source:  RecipeZaar