Friday, 17 January 2014
Crusted porksteaks with braised red cabbage and leeky mash
Hello Dear Reader,
I haven't bothered counting the calories today. I have a dripping nose and I ache. I just wanted homely comforting food and when I feel like this, some stove side pottering and the outcomes are just what I need.
Before I left for work, I shredded a red cabbage, peeled and sliced two Bramley Apples, peeled and sliced two red onions, added some vinegar, mixed spice and sugar and left for work.
To coat the pork shoulder steaks, I dipped the steaks in egg and coated them with gluten free stuffing mix. It's really expensive but I bought several packs from Approved Food.
For the 'leeky mash' I chopped one leek and one large potato and boiled them together and just mashed them. I added a knob of butter because it's Friday, freezing and I need the calorie boost today.
Yes, that is the size of the butter! You can see from below that it's a slim slice.
The pork shoulder steaks are much better value than pork loin chops, I think pork shoulder is a much better cut of meat and even though it's cheaper, has much more flavour. After coating the chops, I had stuffing mix left and quickly boiled the kettle and mixed it up. I used the baking tray and cup cake papers to make individual stuffing balls. When they are cold, I will freeze them and be able to pull out just what we need if I want to have some stuffing with what ever we are eating.
Sorry for the vagueness of the instructions and poor photos. I'm off to bed with Lemsip and a hot husband. Both are the best cure for making me feel much much better! Colds need sweating out;)
Tomorrow is going to be another wet cold day so I'm locking myself away with a wooly jumper, thick socks and sew away the winter virus. What are you all up to this weekend?
Love Froogs xxxxxxx