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Cooks Corner - Hog Heaven

Hey Y’all!!

Let’s just be real for a minute… Do you ever feel like you just don’t have enough time in the day and coming up with a dinner plan is just too much? I totally get it!

Even coming from a guy that loves to cook and actually gets a lot of relaxation out of cooking, sometimes you just gotta simplify things. Last time we smoked a delicious pork shoulder, and like I mentioned on that one, I only had time available for half the smoke. The shoulder still turned out great, but sometimes we just have to change things up and improvise due to the lack of time that we have available. 

So this time I’ve got two simple meals that you can play off of each other. I’m still working with this incredible DCR pork! I got out one pack of pork chops and one pack of pork sirloins. I have cooked them in the skillet on the stove top as well as on the grill, they come out great either way!

And you will cook them very similarly.

  • I season them with sea salt and cracked pepper.

  • I cook them on each side for about a minute and flip. Continue flipping each minute, your see the outside start to get a golden color and a little crispy.

  • I use the tongs and hold the fatty edges to the heat to get them crispy.

  • I cooked them about 10 minutes. I don’t like to take them too far cause then you waste a great piece of meat. 

Keeping it simple, I just make a pot of rice in the rice cooker. We like a good Jasmine or Basmati rice.

Ok so I promised you 2 simple meals!! I love leftovers! Honestly, the flavors just seem to set in and it just has even better taste…not to mention half the cooking is done! 

So the second dish is a fried rice. Not necessarily an Asian version but you can easily add a few seasonings to steer it that way. Once again I kept it simple and only used sea salt and cracked pepper. 

Start out by dicing some carrots, onions and celery. Sauté them in the skillet with some grass-fed butter. Carrots will start to soften and onions will start looking translucent. 

Then dice up some of your leftover pork and toss it in the pan.

Now you’re gonna dump your leftover rice in, start to break it up a little. I pour about a 1/2 cup of water around the edges and put a lid on for a few minutes to let everything steam a bit. Then take the lid off and start mixing together.

Next I make a little well in the middle and put 2 eggs (I used some of our fresh duck eggs). Start scrambling them and mixing them in.

Once the eggs are scrambled and mixed throughout then you’re ready to plate it up and enjoy! My family loved it! Asked for seconds and my son got thirds!! 

Your Cook,


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