Thursday, January 28, 2010

Animal Fat

Cook your pork chops in butter, not oil.
That is my decree.
Also, fail to notice, when you are taking the picture, that congealed, fried meat-juice flap on top.
I probably ate it.

20 comments:

Hungry Dog said...

YOu know, I am making pork chops tonight. I just might do them in butter. Is that red cabbage I see? love it.

cookiecrumb said...

Oh, Dog, try the butter. Its low burn point will keep you from overheating the meat, and the flavor is incomparable. I'm a million years old, and I've never tasted them this way before.
(Yes! Gently braised red cabbage with little pear chunks and onion, some champagne, flavors of your choosing.)

dancingmorganmouse said...

I bags the crispy meat juice bit! I ate cabbage tonight, balklan cabbage.

Zoomie said...

Looks dreamalicious.

Zia said...

I'll have to try this... I've always used equal parts butter and olive oil, but butter gives such a nice color to everything cooked in it.
Ps... where's ipuppy?

namastenancy said...

Pork and red cabbage and butter. Yummy, yummy and more yum...

Rev. Biggles said...

I'm hungry, I want fried chicken.

cookiecrumb said...

Mouse: Let's have a whole bowl of crispy meat juice bits! With beer.

Zoomie: I rarely eat entire slabs of mammal tissue, but this will always work for me.

Zia: Nothing wrong with your method, but, ME, I'd never used butter at all, ever, not even diluted. The flavor is.... mmmmm.

Nancy: Almost a religious experience. Also, parsleyed potatoes.

Biggles: No. It is pork day.

Zoomie said...

If you cooked 'em in butter, you would. :-D

Chilebrown said...

Bacon Fat

Rev. Biggles said...

I had Popeye's fried chicken today for lunch. Pork, am doing on Saturday.

xo, Biggles

dancingmorganmouse said...

Pork scratchings with Hard Cider! (beer is something we will have to agree to disagree about!)

Greg said...

Butter always makes it better.

namastenancy said...

Butter and potatoes. You should found a new church. I think that you've already got a bunch of true believers right here.

cookiecrumb said...

Zoomie: You tryna ruin my diet? :)

Chilebrown: Great flavor in bacon fat; can't be denied. But butter. Ask Julia. It's insane.

Biggles: I want to know how you are doing the pork. Butter, yes?

Mouse: Oh! I don't do beer either, so cider it is. "Scratchings"!

Greg: I naturally have always liked butter, but this was so amazing with pork.

Nancy: Yeah, the Church of High Holy Cholesterol.

Zoomie said...

Since when do _you_ need to diet?? Fraudulent.

Lannae said...

Mmmm brown meat flap, yum!

cookiecrumb said...

Zoomie: By "diet" I just meant my usual graze, which doesn't include many slabs of meat. Merely a personal preference. (And by leaving out slabs of meat, my diet has more room for butter!)

Lannae: Ha ha! I need to find a meat flap store.

cook eat FRET said...

of course you ate it.

cookiecrumb said...

ceF: Of course.