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RAGHOUND Mar 30, 2011 10:41 AM

So I have this one leftover pork chop that I want to use for dinner tomorrow night. In the frig right now are broccoli, carrots, and fennel. I also have one onion and one potato. Who's the creative genius who can come up with a decent meal from any (or all) of that?

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    escondido123 Mar 30, 2011 10:52 AM

    I would brown the onion, fennel and carrots in olive oil, set that aside and brown the broccoli with lots of garlic, put everything back together and cook until done--maybe adding a little water or white wine and the chopped potato if you wish. Serve on penne, polenta or white beans adding the thinly sliced pork chop to the vegs at the very end just to heat through. Parmigiano or Romano at the table.

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      MellieMag Mar 30, 2011 10:55 AM

      I guess you could fry the potato and onion,chop up the meat on the pork chop(or not), toss it back in the pan,add the other veggies at the last with the carrot sliced then. and let them cook a little. Stir Fried Potatoes with pork and veggies? Never done that myself. If I have one piece of meat, I usually add it to a weekend meal for my husband(never know when he wants to eat so I just have a plate ready for him). Or if my kids were around, someone would just pick it up and eat it. Good luck to you.

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        jcattles Mar 30, 2011 10:59 AM

        Do you have eggs? I would brown the potato, fennel or onion & carrot. Chop the pork into small dice, mix it together along with the broccoli add some beaten eggs & make a fritatta.
        two words...fried rice
        if you could make some sort of wonton or empanada

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        1. re: jcattles
          1sweetpea Mar 30, 2011 11:05 AM

          Fennel, carrot and broccoli slaw topped with thin slices of pork chop. Rosti of potato and onion on the side.

        2. jmcarthur8 Mar 30, 2011 12:00 PM

          Every time we have a little leftover pork, I make fried rice. Somehow it got to be a tradition.

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            audreyhtx1 Mar 30, 2011 03:36 PM

            Yep - same here. Fried rice!

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              MellieMag Mar 30, 2011 03:46 PM

              I thought pork fried rice too but was trying to figure out what to do with the tater.

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                jmcarthur8 Mar 31, 2011 11:40 AM

                I suppose you could cube it, fry it crispy and throw it into the fried rice.

          2. Will Owen Mar 30, 2011 03:27 PM

            Serve everyone the vegetables and make yourself a pork chop sandwich. They'll never know.

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              jmcarthur8 Mar 30, 2011 03:28 PM


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                RAGHOUND Mar 30, 2011 04:37 PM

                I am "everyone"! This is MY dinner I'll be making! I'd KNOW if the chop was missing! ;-D

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                  Sensuous Mar 31, 2011 11:52 AM

                  Salt and pepper the chop and pan fry it. In the pan cook the chopped onion, then make a gravy using a little butter, a little flour, and a little milk. Add the chop to the pan with the onion gravy and park it on low heat. Serve that over the potato that has been cooked and smashed.
                  Dice those veggies and blanch them.

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                AdamD Mar 30, 2011 03:49 PM

                Pickle the veg, grill the pork, add siracha, and make a bahn mi.

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                  Breezychow Mar 30, 2011 04:40 PM

                  Whenever I have something like that left over, it nearly always ends up in some sort of Asian dish - stirfried with veggies, egg foo yung, fried rice, etc., etc.

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                  1. re: Breezychow
                    Breezychow Apr 1, 2011 02:34 PM

                    Oh - forgot to add that these kinds of leftovers also make great fillings for omelets, tacos, enchiladas, etc., along with vegetables to stretch them out.

                  2. JungMann Mar 31, 2011 11:47 AM

                    Shred the fennel, carrots and onion and dress them with a mustard and orange vinaigrette. Sear a pork chop seasoned with garlic, olive oil, pepper, smoked paprika, cumin and cinnamon on both sides. Finish in the oven. Serve atop the fennel and carrot salad with roasted potato and broccoli with lemon garlic crumbs on the side.

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                      jmcarthur8 Mar 31, 2011 11:54 AM

                      oh, I like that!

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                        Sensuous Mar 31, 2011 11:58 AM

                        It does sound good.

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                      jcattles Mar 31, 2011 12:48 PM

                      Wait...is the pork chop already cooked or raw?

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                        RAGHOUND Mar 31, 2011 05:33 PM

                        The pork chop is a leftover, which to me has always meant cooked and not eaten.

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                          jcattles Apr 1, 2011 08:29 AM

                          :) That's what it means to me too! Just thought I'd check, some of the suggestions sound really great, but if you cook an already cooked pork chop, you will end up with shoe leather. lol

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                            RAGHOUND Apr 1, 2011 11:39 AM

                            C'mon, you didn't really think I'd take one of those "raw" suggestions and ruin a perfectly good leftover - did you?

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