Monday, December 19, 2011

Pork chops roasted with fresh rosemary

We love to use our cooking stone to cook one inch thick pork chops with plenty of fresh rosemary branches from our garden. We spray the stone with oil, then set the pork chops and rosemary on it, and cook pork chops and rosemary for 45 minutes at 350 degrees F.
If you do not have a cooking stone do not fear! This works well in a glass pyrex oven proof rectangular dish.
Bake potatoes in the oven, starting them 15 minutes early for a total of one hour for the potatoes, and prepare a salad. Soon the feast will begin.
The top photo is of the cooked pork chops and rosemary and the second photo show the meat and rosemary before popping it in the oven.
A big plus is that the rosemary perfumes the entire house. Delicious.

22 comments:

Lynda said...

That sounds soooooo very delicious! I love potatoes with rosemary, too.

Daisy said...

That looks delicious, Terra! :)

Mari said...

That sounds wonderful!

Hilary said...

Those sure look yummy. My son and I got to cooking a rib roast last night and lamented the lack of rosemary in my home. I think I'll need to stock up for next time.

lemonverbenalady said...

Wow, can those pork chops get any bigger? Delish!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Sounds delicious. I never thought of using my stone for pork chops!

rosaria said...

Clever!
I shall make my cooking stone earn its place more often.

BumbleVee said...

mmm.... can smell that lovely rosemary now....

and, hey... you can save time, oven heat and a few pennies... .... put the spuds in the microwave for at least 8 to 10 minutes..at oh, say.... med high... pricked and wrapped loosely in paper towel... so they get a bit cooked first... then... unwrap .. smear on some butter )be careful, they are darned hot!) and pop in oven...with your meat.. til it is done... lovely leathery potatoes. Love 'em....

Marydon said...

Those chops look yummy!
Merry Christmas
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Sandy said...

Invite me to dinner?? Sounds and looks so good and that happens to be my very favorite brand of cider. Yum!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Terra,
Thank you for stopping by today for tea. Wishing you and your family a wonderful and Merry Christmas.

Blessings,
Sandi

Chatty Crone said...

Looks good - and sounds wonderful. sandie

Amrita said...

Oh so delicious. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones

Annesphamily said...

That looks wonderful! Yum!

Zuzu said...

Yummmmm. Easy and delicious! I'll try it!
Merry, Merry Christmas,
Zuzu

NanaNor's said...

Christmas blessings to you today.
Loved today's post and yesterdays; you are so creative! Fresh rosemary sounds great but the snow if covering up our plants. Hope you have a wonderful week!
Merry Christmas.
Noreen

LV said...

I did not have much for dinner. Your meal is killing me. I enjoyed my visit with you and proud you become a follower.

xinex said...

We have so much rosemary in the garden. We should do this. Thanks for the idea, Terra...Christine

Country Dreaming said...

Looks delish!

Melinda

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

It should be delicious!
Have a wonderful Christmas, Terra!

GardenofDaisies said...

I wish blogs had smell-o-vision! I love cooking with rosemary too.

Incipient Wings said...

Wow!
Bet these were amazing!