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Did you know….
The pig dates back 40 million years to fossils which indicate that wild pig-like animals roamed forests and swamps in Europe and Asia. By 4900 B.C. pigs were domesticated in China, and were being raised in Europe by 1500 B.C. On the insistence of Queen Isabella, Christopher Columbus took eight pigs on his voyage to Cuba in 1493. But it is Hernando de Soto who could be dubbed “the father of the American pork industry.” He landed with America’s first 13 pigs at Tampa Bay, Florida in 1539.
Native Americans reportedly became very fond of the taste of pork, resulting in some of the worst attacks on the de Soto expedition. By the time of de Soto’s death three years later, his pig herd had grown to 700 head, not including the ones his troops had consumed, those that ran away and became wild pigs (and the ancestors of today’s feral pigs or razorbacks), and those given to the Native Americans to keep the peace. The pork industry in America had begun.(porkbeinspired.com)
Mil’s Diner – 36 S Abbott Ave, Milpitas, CA 95035
Around $8- $13 per plate depending on the dish
Pork Chops, Chicken & Waffles, Tri-tip steak and eggs, hash browns, cajun sausage, french toast, pancakes, soups
It’s Saturday and time to get out of bed nice and slow and eat something hardy to celebrate the NBA playoffs!
One of my favorite meals that just never gets old is Pork Chops and Eggs!
I’m sure you are doing jumping jacks right now hearing about this!!! Woohooo!!!
Something about pork in the morning with eggs, hashbrowns and orange juice just lights up my life!
It is not heavy like a steak and not as light as eggs but just perfect for a breakfast meal that leaves you in a state of heavenly bliss. You can even add applesauce or some kind of sweet sauce to it and it will really make your day.
At Mil’s Diner they do a great job with the seasoning and not overcooking the pork chop. It is tender and flavorful and having that luscious bite of the chop with the crunchy hash browns just makes this meal a breakfast of champions! Good job Mil’s!
Now let’s talk about how I get down with the pork chops!
I love my pork chops with a little sweetness added to it. I usually add honey on top but apple flavor would go great with this. I recommend you be a little creative and create an apple jelly of some kind and smother that on your pork chops or keep on the side as a dip. That would be true live action eating!
Thanks for joining me on today’s adventure! I look forward to seeing you on the next run. See a recipe below for some spicy & sweet pork chops below.
Here’s a Great Recipe Idea for Pork Chops:
Trev’s Pork Chops, Hashbrowns & Eggs
- 2 Pork Chop Steaks
- 3 potatoes
- 3 large eggs
- ½ cup sliced white onion
- ½ cup of Italian Herbs
- ½ cup of minced garlic
- Season Salt or Tony’s Creole Seasoning Salt
- Salt & Pepper
- 1/3 cup chicken stock
- Cooking Oil
Place pork chops on a plate and season with season salt or Tony’s Creole Seasoning Salt (Don’t overdue but season it based on how salty you like your chicken)
Peel potatoes and then use grader to make thin slices of potatoes and put to the side to be fried
Place large pan on medium high heat and pour oil into pan where there is enough oil to reach half of the height of the pork chops
Slice onions and mince garlic and keep Italian Herbs ready for garnish on steaks
Place steaks in large pan with oil and then sprinkle half of the onions, garlic and Italian Herbs on top of pork chop. Flip chop based on how you like it (Rare, Medium, etc.) and then drizzle honey over pork chops and get ready to serve
Remove chops and plate them and move on to hash browns and eggs
Place a half cup of oil into a pan and place on medium heat and then place graded potatoes in pan
Cook on both sides constantly flipping until golden brown and then remove from pan and place on paper towel to dry oil. Sprinkle salt and pepper over and place on serving plate
Grab a large plan and place ¼ cup of oil n pan and out on medium heat.
Once oil is hot then crack eggs into a bowl and add 1/3 cup of chicken stock. Stir eggs in bowl and then add to pan. Scramble eggs.Remove from pan, sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve.
Eating is an enjoyable way of life.Live it..Learn it..Love it!
Trevis Dampier Sr.
The History of Pork. Retrieved from http://www.porkbeinspired.com/about-the-national-pork-board/the-history-of-pork/
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