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1 leftover pork chop

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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  1. 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.

    1. 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.

      1. 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.
        OR
        two words...fried rice
        OR
        if you could make some sort of wonton or empanada

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        1. re: jcattles

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

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

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          1. re: jmcarthur8

            Yep - same here. Fried rice!

            1. re: audreyhtx1

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

              1. re: MellieMag

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

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

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            1. re: Will Owen

              ;-)

              1. re: Will Owen

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

                1. re: RAGHOUND

                  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.

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

                1. 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

                    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. 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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                    1. re: JungMann

                      oh, I like that!

                      1. re: jmcarthur8

                        It does sound good.

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

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                      1. re: jcattles

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

                        1. re: RAGHOUND

                          :) 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

                          1. re: jcattles

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