Many people are choosing pork these days, because it is juicy and tender, and very versatile.
It can be marinaded with a large variety of herbs and spices. It’s great grilled, fried, baked, roasted or sauteed.
I hope you enjoy these pork recipes. Below you will find a few of my personal favorites, such as fried pork chops, southern baked ham, pork steak, and tenderloin.
Baked Pork Chops
These crispy oven baked pork chops bake while you prepare the rest of the meal. They are great served with your favorite beans, rice and gravy, rolls and lemon ice box pie for dessert.
Season pork chops. Beat egg and milk together. Dip pork chops in egg mixture, then into corn flake crumbs.
Place in casserole dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes.
Turn pork chops once halfway through cooking time.
Southern Baked Ham
This is a true recipe for southern baked ham. It is wonderful served with sweet potato casserole, deviled eggs, purple hull peas, cole slaw, sweet tea and apple pie for dessert.
Preheat oven to 350 degree. Draw a sharp knife criss-cross over the top to make 1-inch-sized diamond designs. Then stick a clove in the points of the diamonds.
Drain pineapple-reserve juice. Arrange some of the pineapple slices on top of ham. Place some of the slices in the bottom of pan.
Blend reserved pineapple juice with brown sugar and ground cloves. Pour this mixture over ham. Place ham in preheated oven approximately 15 minutes per pound.
Tip – You will want to baste ham every 45 minutes with juices in bottom of pan. About 45 minutes before ham is done, take out and garnish with pineapple slices.
Return to oven to finish cooking. Place ham in serving platter. Remove pineapple slices from bottom of pan and arrange around ham.
Peach Spare Ribs
These peach spareribs are absolutely delicious, serve them with roasted potatoes, peas and cornbread. A Southern Favorite.
Arrange the ribs in a shallow roasting pan, meaty side up; sprinkle with 1 tsp. salt.
Drain the peaches, saving the syrup.
In a saucepan, blend the syrup with the catsup, worcestershire, onion, flour, mustard, cloves, salt, and pepper; heat to boiling then pour over the ribs.
Bake at 375 for one hour and 30 minutes or until tender.
Tip – Baste often, turn once after approx. 1 hour.
Place the peaches (cut side down) around the ribs.
Bake 10 more minutes, basting with sauce.
Southern Fried Pork Chops
These southern fried pork chops are fried to perfection and are yummy served with mashed potatoes, turnip greens cornbread and sweet tea. A big slice of apple pie with vanilla ice cream is the perfect dessert.
Have your oil heating in a large skillet.
Combine on a plate or in a bowl the flour, garlic salt, paprika, salt and pepper.
Gently dry pork chops with a paper towel and dip them into the flour mixture. Gently shake off excess flour.
Fry pork chops until golden brown.
These barbecue ribs are best cooked one day and served the next. You can’t go wrong when you serve them with potato salad, baked beans, cole slaw, french bread and pecan pie for dessert.
Add liquid and seasoning to aluminum or metal pan. Bring to boil, add cut up ribs to mixture. Let boil for about 30 minutes.
Take out of liquid and place on open grill, cook slowly for about 15 minutes.
Return to liquid, cook for a while and return to grill, taking turns. Be patient, cooking on slow to medium heat, takes about 3 1/2 to 4 hours.
Add BBQ last hour or so.
My family loves barbecue pork tenderloin and thinks that it is delicious served with mashed potatoes, turnip greens, cornbread and chocolate cake. I hope your family will love this meal as much as mine.
Rub tenderloin with pepper and rosemary leaves.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.
Slice and serve with warmed barbecue sauce.
Pork Chops with Gravy
This recipe for pork chops and gravy is great served with mashed potatoes, butter beans, squash and cornbread
Mix together the flour, salt and pepper. Dip pork chops into the mixture, coating them well with the flour.
Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Cook pork chops brown them on both sides.
Place the cooked pork chops on a plate.
Drain all but about 2 tbs. oils from skillet. Add flour and brown.
Stir in the water and taste to adjust salt and pepper.
Replace pork chops to the skillet and cook for 10 minutes.
Grilled Pork Tenderloin
This grilled pork tenderloin is excellent when served with potato salad, baked beans, corn salad and warm rolls. Your family will absolutely love it.
Marinate pork in soy sauce and brandy-reserve liquid for at least 4 hours.
Grill pork 15 minutes on one side.
Combine marmalade and mustard, divide in half.
Combine approximately 1/4 of soy mixture with 1/2 of mustard mixture.
Baste pork, turn and baste again.
Grill another 15 minutes.
Thicken remaining 1/2 of mixtures and serve as sauce.
Sweet & Sour Pork
This Sweet and Sour Pork is best served over a bed of rice, if you want you can add a baked sweet potatoes, green beans and warm rolls.
Trim fat from pork and cut meat into 1 inch cubes.
Combine egg, flour, salt and pepper, mix well. Pour mixture over pork cubes, coating well.
Heat oil and garlic in heavy skillet over medium heat, add pork and cook until each piece is golden brown on all sides.
Drain off pan drippings. Re-spoon reserved drippings and undrained pineapple to pork in skillet. Simmer over low heat 5 minutes.
Combine cornstarch and sugar, stir in chicken broth, vinegar and soy sauce. Add to skillet.
Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth and thickened.
This Pork Roast is excellent served with roasted potatoes, turnip greens, braised cabbage and southern style cornbread. Chocolate cake for dessert. Your family will love this meal.
Place meat in casserole and score. Rub part of mixture over meat.
Marinate with remaining mixture for 6 hours or overnight.
Cook 3 hours in uncovered dish at 300 degrees.