Sunday, June 24, 2012

Cooking with Kyle- Marinated Pork Chops

After a 2 month break,  Cooking with Kyle IS BACK!  Things just go to hectic the last few weeks of school and with Kara's physical therapy for him to cook meals .  Now that it is summer break,  Kyle has a lot more time to plan some recipes.   Kyle recently tried the new pork chop at the Outback, and decided that it is now one of his favorite meals.  While shopping at Kroger a few days ago, we saw there was a great sale on pork chops and he asked me to buy them.  He also asked me for a bag  of  potatoes to make homemade mashed potatoes and french fries.

Since he really likes the garlic mashed potatoes with the skin on at Outback, he decided not to peel them.  That was okay with me too, since it would be safer for him to make them this way.  He washed and cut up about 5 potatoes.

We based his recipe partially on Alton Brown's Food Network recipe, which  calls for adding salt to the potatoes before boiling.

He boiled the potatoes until they were cooked through.

He looked over several recipes on the internet and chose Marinated Backed Pork Chops on   First preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

To make the marinade you need:
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
3/4 teaspoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon ketchup

Mix the ingredients in a small bowl.

Spread half the marinated on the top of the pork chops, saving the other half for later.  

Bake for 30 minutes. Turn the chops over and cover with the other half of the marinade. Bake for 30 minutes more.

To finish the potatoes, he added some milk (half and half if you have some), garlic, parm cheese and some butter.

Grumpy look for someone who just cooked a delicious meal! LOL! He wanted to go back and watch the Good Luck Charlie special,  and not take pictures.

A definite keeper, that he said he will want to make again.


  1. Oh my goodness, I can't get over how good he cooks. It looks delicious! You should be so proud. He's amazing.

  2. What an awesome young man you have! The recipe sounds really yummy, I pinned it to try it later on.
    Have a happy Monday,

  3. You've done it again, another yummy looking dish!
    Marcie @

  4. That looks brilliant. Hope my Kyle cooks as well as that when he is older. Thanks for sharing.

  5. This looks so good! I need to start teaching my boys how to cook! :)

    Im a new follower! I would love for you to stop by mine sometime!

  6. Future Top Chef! Looks good ... & I'm with him ... Good Luck Charlie is awesome ;)

  7. These look amazing and you are soo smart to help him learn to cook! Can't wait to try Kyle's marinade!
    Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  8. Oh, sound delicious!! Thanks for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!


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