Easy lower fat recipe for pork chops and potatoes using just the stove top and microwave. The food is full of flavor with little spatter or mess to clean.
Pork chops can be difficult to cook and fattening. By using boneless butterfly pork chops, you are decreasing the amount of fat in the meat significantly. Using special spices and low fat cooking methods also keeps the calories down while keeping the meat tender and flavorful. This recipe is not only an easy way to cook a lower fat, flavorful meal, since you only use 2 pans to prepare the meal, and the pans are covered, your cleanup is on the lean side as well.
Lower Fat Recipe For Butterfly Pork Chops Cooked on Stove Top
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 8-ounce boneless butterfly pork chops, cut in two, so there are 4 4-ounce chops. By purchasing the meat from a butcher or small meat shop, you get fresher meat with less additives. The taste and texture are better, and you can ask the butcher to trim off all the fat as well.
- Garlic Salt
- Seasoned Pepper
- Heat oil on medium high in large nonstick skillet.
- Season each 4-ounce pork chop with garlic salt and seasoned pepper.
- Brown in skillet for 5 minutes on each side.
- Reduce heat to low, cover with lid, and cook for 35 minutes.
Easy Microwave Red Potatoes
- 2 medium red potatoes per person.
- Seasoned Salt
- Wash potatoes, do not remove skin, cut into 1/3 parts.
- Place in glass cooking bowl with lid.
- Pour water into bowl until it reaches 2 inches from bottom of bowl.
- Cover with lid, and place in microwave.
- Cook 8 minutes on high, stir, cook 8 more minutes. Pierce a potato with fork to see if tender, if not, cook until tender.
- Serve with pork chop and cover with just enough butter to make potatoes shiny, then season as desired with pepper and seasoned salt.
Serve one butterfly pork chop with potatoes and 1 cup of unsweetened apple sauce with a sprinkling of cinnamon, and you have one tasty, nutritious, lower fat meal. Each 4-ounce pork chop has around 160 calories and 9 grams fat. The calories for 2 medium red potatoes are about 270, with .4 grams fat.
Counting calories and fat may be one way to stay healthy, but common sense can work just as well, and be more fun. How much you eat can be just as important as what you eat. Keeping portions small not only keeps you from gaining excess weight, it actually makes the food taste better. In France, for example, where people are known for their healthy, low fat eating habits, “They eat for pleasure rather than just for the sake of eating something, and so the tendency is to eat food of higher quality. Overall, French eating habits are more natural for the body.”
To learn more about how to buy meat with less additives, read “Chemicals Added to Your Meat: How to Buy Meat With Less Additives.”
- DailyBurn.com “Boneless Butterfly Pork Chops Nutrition Facts.”
- Calorie count.com “Calories in Potatoes, Red, Flesh and Skin.”