Monday, September 16, 2013

Sweet Apple Bacon Meatball Skewers

Mmmm! I saw a picture of something similar in a German cookbook. Here's my version! I love the sweet crispy coating on the bacon and the way those baked apples taste - they create a nice aroma in your oven. The meatballs soak in the sweet flavors and it's delicious!

I served mine with mini yellow potatoes and salad.

Sweet Apple Bacon Meatball Skewers
  • 1 bag frozen meatballs (not Italian kind)
  • 1 pkg of bacon
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 crisp gala apples, cut into wedges
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Arrange bacon, apples and meatballs on skewers in a pattern. Place on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle brown sugar over skewers. Bake for twenty minutes or until bacon is crisp. Enjoy!.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Schnitzel Sandwich (Midwestern Fried Pork Sandwich)

I first saw one of these at the Maid Rite in Layton. I guess they are a popular sandwich in the Midwest. When I learned what it was I realized it was pretty much a schnitzel sandwich. It's much funner to say so that's what I call it.

Here is my version. Load this baby up with white cheddar cheese sauce and you have a little piece of heaven in your hands!

Schnitzel Sandwich
  • 4-6 pork chops, thawed
  • 2 cups seasoned bread crumbs
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1-2 cups oil
  • sandwich bread
Cheese sauce
  • 1 stick butter
  • 4 Tbsp flour
  • 1 cup whipping cream (or milk)
  • 2 cups shredded WHITE CHEDDAR cheese (Walmart has it)
  • lettuce
  • pickles
  • onions
  • tomatoes
  • kethup 
  • mustard
  • mayo
Place eggs, flour and bread crumbs each in separate dishes. Pour one cup of oil into a frying pan and heat on medium high. Dip pork chops in flour and coat on each side. Then dip them in the eggs and coat evenly, then dip them in bread crumbs and coat both sides. Place in the frying pan and cook until entire pork chop is golden brown and crispy.

In a small sauce pan melt half of the butter on medium high. Stir in 2 Tbsp of flour. Add cream. Continue stirring. Melt in the rest of thr butter. Sprinkle remaining flower over the top and keep stirring. Add both cups of cheese and stir until mixture is thick and bubbly. Remove from heat or keep warm on low while stirring. You can always add more flour to thicken it. Sprinkle the flour over it rather than dump it in or you will have big clumps of doughy flour. You want it smooth and silky.

Get sandwiches ready and pour cheese sauce over the pork chops (schnitzel). Top with toppings and condiments. Serve with chips, fries or a salad!