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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

MEXICAN PORK CHOP



Returning from Yosemite National Park, we passed through Oakdale, the self proclaimed, 'Cowboy Capital of the World'. It was breakfast time and I had a hankerin for my favorite breakfast item of pork chops. I am not sure what drew me to this particular breakfast establishment except it had a fun old time mural directly across the street. The signage outside said Mexican and American food served here. This restaurant at one time must of been a chain because it was exactly like any other breakfast house in the nation. The only thing I wanted to share with you was the pork chop. It had been lightly dusted in Masa Harina before fried on the griddle. Masa harina is a very finely ground corn flour made from corn that's dried, cooked in water with slaked lime (which gives it distinctive flavor), ground, and dried again. It has a distinct flavor and added a Mexican flair to the pork chop. Unique and quiet tasty was the verdict. The biscuits and gravy was not so memorable.Except for the pork chop this entire place was a little forgettable proven by the fact I cannot even tell you the name of this restaurant.


4 comments:

Greg said...

Pork chops for breakfast sounds like a good plan.

Chilebrown said...

Greg, Don't forget biscuits and gravy to glue it all down in your tummy.

Big Dude said...

Cowboy capital of the world seems an odd claim for a place in CA.

Chilebrown said...

Big Dude, Their claim. In town is another stop called the House of Beef. If you enlarge the mural you can see the image.