Pretzel Crusted Pork Chops and Lemon Basil Beans

P4120029 Jack helping in the kitchen!

This is a crazy creation that I came up with tonight and it was DELISH! I know it sounds funny but the combo is just perfect.

3 Pork Chops

1 egg

1 1/2  T mustard

1 T honey

10 pretzel rods, chopped fine in food processor

2 T parmasen cheese

Lightly beat egg, add mustard & honey, mix well. Pour over pork chops and marinate for 30 mins. Dip chops in pretzels & parm mix and place in hot pan. Sear for 3-5 mins until nice crust forms, flip and then slide pan in 350 oven and cook additional 30 mins* or until cooked. 


*cook’s note: My chops were thick and needed to cook a bit longer than normal.

Lemon Basil Green Beans


I found some beautiful French green beans, trimed the ends, blanched in water for 5 –10 mins drained the water and added 1 T butter, juice of 1/2 lemon & 3 fresh chopped basil leaves. I love beans this way! SO fresh, summery and crisp!! Contrary to what many believe green beans do not need to be cooked to death!! 

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