You are thinking of making some pork chops for the family gathering on the weekend? You are wondering what would go well with pork chops. You are looking for some yummy side dishes. This review recommends you some side dishes from the simplest to the most complicated to prepare along with pork chops.
How to cook pork chops?
Starting with fresh pork chops, you can either prepare to cook with bone-in or boneless chops. Each type of pork chops is suitable for various dishes depending on how you make them. Therefore, you can have different ways to cook them depending on your reference and favour. Pork chops are delicious, easy and quick to prepare and tastes more yummier with excellent flavor combinations.
1. Frying pork chops
Both bone-in and boneless pork chops are great when frying. It is the simplest way to cook pork chops. You just need to prepare oil, or butter and a pan. Adding different seasonings such as salt, pepper, garlic, and cayenne on both sides of the pork chops. You can also add honey, maple syrup, and some fresh sage to increase the chops’ aroma. Then, keep the pork chops for some minutes to absorb the seasonings before cooking. Lay the chops on the pan and flip the chops until they are cooked on both sides.
2. Baking, grilling, or broiling pork chops
If you do not like oily food, you can try to bake, grill, or broil pork chops. Similar to frying pork chops, season the pork chops’ two sides with your favorite spices and some herbs to make the chops aromatic. People also dip the chops in a bowl of egg mixture and then dip in flour mixture before baking. It helps the chops to absorb the seasonings faster and increase its flavor. In order to heat the chops faster, you should preheat the oven. Finally, lay the chops in heating plate and bake until both sides are cooked. If you do not have an oven at home, you can lay the pork chops on the grill or put in the broiler.
What dishes go well with pork chops?
There is a variety of foods can go well as side dishes to pork chops.
Simple and easy-prepared dishes
If you do not have much time left to prepare a side dish to your fried/grilled pork chops, here is some dishes you can simply prepare which do not require many cooking steps:
- Fried potatoes
- Mashed potatoes and corn
- Steamed Brocolli or other vegetables
- Home-made apple sauce
- Pour over the pork chops with sour and sweet sauce to eat with rice
- Roasted green beans
- Stewed carrots
- Corn breads
- Potato salad
- Lima beans
Other more complicated dishes
When you get bored with the above dishes, you can spend time on preparing other dishes to eat with pork chops. Following is some pork chops recipe that you can try. It takes more time and needs other ingredients to prepare the dish:
- Pasta, macaroni with cheese
- Green bean casserole
- Baked butternut squash
- Cream of mushroom soup
- Black beans and salsa
- Pour sauce of white wine with rosemary and garlic over the fried pork chops
- Cauliflower, fennel, and white bean salad
- Crunchy peanut slaw
- Parsley buttered noodles & scalloped apples
- Red cabbage slaw
Certainly, pork chops can be cooked in different ways and served with different yummy dishes. We here have just listed some popular recipes that most people cook. You can feel free to create a pork chops recipe according to your eating habit as well. Pork chops are healthy which provide much protein and vitamins, so we encourage you to consume pork chops combining with other side dishes more often to maintain a healthy body.