Sunday, January 10, 2016
BERKSHIRE CHOPS, STUFFING & A BUCKET OF GRAVY
Ms. Goofy's favorite comfort dish is pork chops and stuffing. Do you ever have the conversation; What do you want for dinner? Well, Ms. Goofy volunteered to make pork chops and stuffing if I procured the chops. Say no more. Faster than you can say 'pig in a poke', 'when pigs can fly' and 'this little piggy went to market, I went to 'Clove & Hoof' in Oakland. This meat market had some beautiful brined Berkshire Porterhouse pork chops. These chops looked elegant with a price tag reinforcing the decadence. I raced home to give Ms. Goofy our prize.
Ms. Goofy is wonderful cook when she makes dishes from her vast repertoire of comfort food. Her stuffing is made from scratch. Plenty of fresh vegetables and even a small amount of sausage goes into her stuffing. She lightly browned the chops on the stove-top and then finished them in the oven cradled in a stuffing cocoon. The house smelled fantastic. What a treat! You have to experience Berkshire pork. This is pork the way pork should taste. I hate to admit but even the huge fat cap was delicious. I almost forgot. This meal included a bucket of gravy to gild the lily. Oh my! This was a memorable feast.